HOME BUILDERS DONATE $100,000 TO LOCAL CHARITIES ON THE FRONT LINES OF CRISIS RECOVERY
Ten Nonprofits in Ten Jurisdictions Receive Vital Funding
(Fulton, Maryland) – The Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF), the official charity of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA), has donated $100,000 to ten (10) hard-working nonprofits as part of its 2021 Covid Crisis Recovery Initiative to help local emergency aid programs.
The initiative targeted assistance to key local organizations, each serving a county, city or local jurisdiction within HBCF’s overall service area, that have been instrumental in providing intensified emergency services to Marylanders in need as a result of the pandemic.
“As our regular HBCF charitable construction projects have taken longer to get started due to covid disruptions, our board of directors made the decision to take immediate steps in the first part of 2021 to aid thousands of Marylanders in need. Over the past few months, our board has allocated resources to support emergency food and shelter programs, boost utility and rent relief funds, promote mental health services to low-income students and families, and also help ensure that vital case management services continue” stated HBCF Director Patti B. Kane. “Most of these nonprofits have received vital government funding to do their pandemic relief work, but most of that funding is tied to particular assistance programs. Our contributions provide flexible funding that can used in a variety of ways to support vulnerable households.”
The core mission of HBCF is to give back, by utilizing the skills and resources of building industry members, with a focus on shelter-related construction for the homeless and others at-risk. The efforts of the Home Builders Care program help community non-profits and local governments meet the challenges of caring for our neighbors in need.
“2020 has not been business as usual for our charitable construction program as the pandemic has postponed many of the projects in our pipeline.” commented HBCF President John M. DeZinno, a Senior Vice-President of Howard Bank. “Through our $100,000 Crisis Recovery Initiative, we sought to supplement our provision of transitional shelter by helping safeguard other essential services that are greatly needed during these challenging times. We are hopeful that our contributions will have an impact in each community we serve.”
The initiative helped reach thousands of Marylanders in need:
HBCF is pleased to announce that the following ten nonprofits recently received $10,000 contributions from our building industry charity:
Upon receiving a grant award, Jo Ann Mattson, the Executive Director of The Light House, stated “This support with go a long way toward ensuring that our most vulnerable neighbors have the food, shelter, case management and hope that they so desperately need...this help is now more important than ever as we continue to see an unprecedented increase in those seeking our services.”
Videos from all of our beneficiaries are posted on our YouTube page.
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