Houston, TX – October 29, 2008 –MHI and the Greater Houston Builders Association’s
charity HomeAid Houston recently broke ground on a new women’s homeless shelter.
A 6,828 sq. ft., five-family residential facility for Gracewood, a residential ministry
for single mothers and their children will provide 14 beds for women and their children
who are at risk for homelessness due to a crisis situation. MHI is donating the
construction management of the facility and GHBA member are donating materials,
labor and services.
"The entire MHI team is looking forward to working with both HomeAid and Gracewood
for such a worthy cause," said James Miller, president of MHI. "This new facility
will provide a new beginning for so many deserving women and children."
"In 2006 Gracewood received over 50 calls for every opening that became available,"
said Gene Walton, president of HomeAid Houston’s board. "This partnership with MHI
and the countless vendors who will be needed for donated materials and services
is a tremendous gift to this cause."
HomeAid Houston, a charity sponsored by the Greater Houston Builders Association
and the local arm of HomeAid National, works with the GHBA to recruit generous Association
members to donate materials, labor and services for the construction of transitional
housing for the homeless of Houston.
The effort to provide a safe place for homeless men, women and children in the Houston
area, is ongoing. Over the past few years, with the help of area builders, vendors
and individuals, HomeAid Houston has added over 320 beds for those less fortunate.
"Children at Heart Ministries and Gracewood are excited about joining HomeAid Houston
for this important project," said Jerry T. Bradley, president and CEO of Children
at Heart Ministries. "This building will provide shelter for many families and children
for years to come. The generosity by MHI and their vendors is priceless to our organization."
Vendors donating to the Project include, Best Masonry, Hope Lumber, Royal Bath,
West End Lumber, Gulf & Basco, Suncoast Post Tension and Weyerhauser Company.
For more information on HomeAid Houston, visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call the GHBA at 281-970-8970