News from HBCF - quarter 1
Feb 3, 2023 ARTICLE from the FREDERICK NEWS POST
by Ryan Marshall email@example.com
The parking lot at the Frederick Rescue Mission had been a problem since Arnold Farlow arrived in 2005.
The old dirt and gravel lot created a “constant tug of war” to keep it in a decent condition, said Farlow, the Rescue Mission’s executive director.
It was muddy in the winter and dusty in the summer, and the Mission’s volunteers and guests would track the mud and dirt inside, he said.
The water was running down the Mission’s sloping parking lot and collecting on nearby properties, said Danielle Adams, executive officer of the Frederick County Building Industry Association, who helped coordinate the project.
The ruts and uneven ground that formed also created hazardous conditions and accessibility problems for people seeking the Mission’s services, she said.
With more than 72,000 meals served and 88,000 requests for groceries, and through helping 70 men who sought help with addiction in 2022, the Mission’s offices on South Street are a busy place.
Several times, Farlow looked into having the lot paved, but said he was told that without expensive stormwater management work, the water would run off the pavement and flood neighboring properties.
Then he got a call from Adams looking for a project the Building Industry Association could help with.
Planners and engineers worked out a plan to draw the water back to the right rear corner of the Mission’s property.
The nearby Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs granted an easement for a drainage pipe across its parking lot, and offered “a thousand-percent cooperation,” Adams said.
The water flows to the rear of the Mission property, through a drain and filtration system, across the Religious Coalition property to DeGrange Street, where it enters the city’s system and flows to Carroll Creek, Farlow said.
After beginning in October and experiencing some supply chain problems in getting materials, the project finished in January, Adams said.
The city’s planning and permitting departments expedited the work as much as possible, Adams said.
The project was a collaboration between local businesses, who donated services or products for free or at reduced prices.
The businesses include:
The Rescue Mission provides food, shelter, and faith to the community’s most vulnerable residents, elements essential to a thriving community, Jeremy Holder, vice president of Ausherman Properties and Trustee of the Ausherman Family Foundation, wrote in a statement.
“The Ausherman Family, like so many of our Frederick businesses, believes ‘Building a Community’ means so much more than growth and development,” Holder wrote, “so when we learned of the lead role the FCBIA had taken and of the opportunity to join so many others in the building industry who were contributing their time, money, and resources, we knew we should step up to help make this project a reality.”
The Home Builders Care Foundation of Maryland, an industry organization based in Fulton that uses its members’ skills and resources to help worthwhile projects, also contributed through an agreement with the Building Industry Association.
“Nonprofits like FRM who provide a safety net of housing and resources to vulnerable individuals and families face many challenges with limited resources. These are the organizations we target for assistance,” Patti Kane, the group’s director, wrote in an email. “By helping out with this complex project, we not only helped make the Mission’s hard-working facility more safe and functional, but we also gave the Mission thousands of dollars in the construction costs, and allowed Mission leadership staff to focus their valuable resources on essential program services that impact thousands of lives.”
The parking lot project was the culmination of so much that the Mission sought to do to advance its mission of helping people who are homeless, hungry, or facing addiction, Farlow said.
Getting rid of the “big gorilla that we never could find a solution for” opens up possibilities for other projects in the future, he said.
ProFiles Podcast with HBCF
The podcast is live! Check out Episode 4 of the 2023 season of the PROFiles Podcast sponsored by LL Flooring
Hosted by industry veteran Tom Kraeutler (Money Pit), this latest episode features our own Project Committee Chair Dave Lunden
Dave talks with Tom about his position as a Timberlake Homes BT division president and Home Builders Care Foundation, Inc. board member. Through these positions, Dave has helped provide other nonprofits with cost-effective shelter construction solutions so they can focus efforts on helping the communities they serve. Maryland Building Industry Association #buildersgivingback #nonprofits #homebuilderscare
HBCF Impact - Helping Shelter 771 in 2022. Giving Back over $325K to Maryland.
Giving Tuesday 2022
Tomorrow we are called upon to give back to others in need.
The work of the Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF), the official charity of MBIA, focuses on the fundamental human need of SHELTER. HBCF builds and renovates shelter, providing vital construction services to many front-line nonprofits caring for the homeless, the disabled, victims of domestic violence, the infirm, and others in need. These vulnerable individuals and families need safe homes and places to rest, recuperate and heal. The caregivers who work in these facilities every day need our support too.
Your donation to the Home Builders Care helps make a difference. Please give if you can. Thank you and take good care.
Join the Movement! Make a contribution this Giving Tuesday.
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Home Builders Care Foundation Honors Greenebaum Enterprises as its 2022 Robert L. Mitchell Founders Award Winner
Home Builders Care Foundation Honors Greenebaum Enterprises as its 2022 Robert L. Mitchell Founders Award Winner
Pikesville, MD (October 13, 2022) – Greenebaum Enterprises, a real estate company engaged in the development and acquisition of office, retail, residential and large-scale mixed-use properties, today announced that it has been named the 2022 Robert L. Mitchell Founders Award winner by the Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF). The annual prestigious award recognizes lifetime achievement and philanthropy by industry members to the local community.
Greenebaum Enterprises will be honored at the Home Builders Care Foundation’s 10th Annual Charity event at the Marriott Owings Mills Metro Centre on October 12, 2022. All proceeds from the event benefit the Home Builders Care Foundation’s program to shelter and support the homeless and others in crisis.
“Greenebaum Enterprises is honored to be recognized for its commitment to philanthropy and dedication to sharing our resources to give back to our local communities to help make a positive impact on families and underserved communities,” said Michael Greenebaum, president of Greenebaum Enterprises. “We are proud to carry on the philanthropic tradition set by my late father and company founder, Stewart Greenebaum, who was one of our industry’s most generous community leaders for many years.”
“The Home Builders Care Foundation is extremely grateful for Greenebaum Enterprises’ extraordinary generosity over the years, which includes the gift of land and extensive professional in-kind contributions that led to the creation of the Maryland Center for Housing, our industry’s home, in the award-winning Maple Lawn community of Howard County where Greenebaum is the master developer,” said Patti B. Kane, Foundation Director, Home Builders Care Foundation, Inc.
Michael Greenebaum, president of Greenebaum Enterprises, considers philanthropy essential to his company’s mission. The Greenebaum Family Foundation is focused on improving the human condition most notably in the fields of education and medicine. Michael is involved with many philanthropic and civic organizations. He is co-chair of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Board of Visitors, board member of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a member of the Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute Advisory Board. Michael is a former Trustee of McDonogh School and generously donated $8 million toward the construction of the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Middle School.
Mark Bennett, Sr., vice president of land development and construction, has been with Greenebaum Enterprises for more than 30 years. Bennett is an active Life Director of the Maryland Building Industry Association and is a past-president of the Home Builders Care Foundation. He personally oversaw the planning and construction of the Maryland Center for Housing. He is also past president and lifetime member of the Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Department.
Named after the Founder of the Home Builders Care program, the Robert L. Mitchell Founders Award is presented in recognition of a lifetime of leadership and commitment to community outreach and charitable efforts, particularly within the state of Maryland and through HBCF, its community service programs and charitable construction projects.
Chosen by the HBCF Board of Directors, recipients of this prestigious award are selected on the basis of dedication, service, participation and contributions – both in-kind and financial - that go above and beyond “normal” volunteer activity. The award recognizes lifetime achievement and philanthropy.
For more information on the 10th Annual Charity event, please visit: Lifetime Achievement Honors - HOME BUILDERS CARE FOUNDATION OF MARYLAND (hbcf.org).
About The Maryland Building Industry Association:
The Maryland Building Industry Association is a not-for-profit trade organization representing the interests of over 1,000 member firms and more than 100,000 employees, including home builders, remodelers, developers and affiliate professional and service providers in the Maryland Counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's as well as Baltimore City, the Eastern Shore and Washington, DC. www.marylandbuilders.org.
About The Home Builders Care Foundation
Founded in 1984, HBCF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official charity of MBIA, serving 85% of the state of Maryland as well as the District of Columbia. It’s mission is to give back by utilizing the skills and resources of building industry members on shelter-related construction for the homeless and others at-risk. The Foundation is an accredited organization with the Standards for Excellence Institute, a national initiative established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance. Find out more at: www.hbcf.org
About Greenebaum Enterprises
Greenebaum Enterprises is a real estate company engaged in the development and acquisition of office, retail, residential and large-scale mixed-use properties. For information, visit: https://greenebaumenterprises.com.
Contact: Mitchell Schmale
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Its National Volunteer Week!
It’s National Volunteer Week!
Here's a link to good article written by Lois M. Collins in Deseret News about the current situation with volunteering in the US.
As stated, Nonprofits often live or die by having volunteers.
As also stated - there’s no lack of opportunity.
Get involved. According to a quote in the article “The most joyful people in the world are people who serve. We need that in America.”
#nonprofits #volunteering #nationalvolunteerweek
Will the Volunteers Come Back?
(Fulton, Maryland) – The Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF), the official charity of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA), recently installed its new executive leadership team for 2022 and elected two new directors.
Mr. Steve Rubin, the Project Development Executive for Harkins Builders, Inc., based in Columbia, MD and Charlotte NC, officially assumed leadership duties at the Board's first meeting in January. Prior to his election as President, Mr. Rubin has served on HBCF's board of directors for four years and on its executive committee for two years.
Mr. Rubin has been with Harkins for nearly 14 years. In his current role, he helps clients with their pre-construction challenges and opportunities and oversees and manages the business development activities in the company’s Multifamily and Commercial Divisions. Based in Columbia, Mr. Rubin’s territories include the company’s southeast region (Carolinas, Richmond, Hampton Roads areas) as well as their northeast region (suburban Philadelphia and surrounding metro).
Joining Mr. Rubin on HBCF's leadership team are
In addition to the new leadership team, two new board members were also elected. They are Mr. Lewis Birnbaum, Maryland Division President – Stanley Martin Homes, a Virginia based home builder and Ms. Kim LiPira, the Director of Business Development for The Martin Architectural Group, based in Philadelphia PA with offices in Baltimore.
These two new board members join the Foundation’s continuing members – Scott Armiger, Orchard Development; Tom Baum, LaTerra Homes; David Flanagan, Elm Street Development; Michael Karns, Tri Pointe Homes; David Lunden, Timberlake Design/Build; David O’Bryan, Charles P. Johnson & Associates; Jeremy Rutter, Rutter Project Management; and Daniel Ryan, DMR Development.
Founded in 1984, the Home Builders Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official charity of MBIA, serving 85% of the state of Maryland as well as the District of Columbia. It’s mission is to give back by utilizing the skills and resources of building industry members on shelter-related construction for the homeless and others at-risk. Find out more at: www.hbcf.org.
The MBIA is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization and a chapter of the National Association of Home Builders. MBIA represents the interests of over 1000 member firms and more than 100,000 employees, including home builders, remodelers, developers and affiliate professional and service providers in the Maryland Counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's as well as Baltimore City, the Eastern Shore and Washington, DC. Online at www.marylandbuilders.org.
Announcing... A new look at Home Builders Care! We are the official charity of the Maryland Building Industry Association #homebuilderscare Shout out to Sharne Creative and the DRB Group for their assistance and expertise.
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