(Fulton, Maryland) – The Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF), the official charity of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA), recently announced a $100,000 Crisis Recovery Initiative to help emergency aid programs in Maryland.
The initiative is targeting assistance to key local nonprofits that have been instrumental in providing intensified emergency services to Marylanders in need as a result of the pandemic.
HBCF is pleased to announce that the Eastern Shore Branch of the Maryland Food Bank is a selected recipient of a $10,000 grant from Home Builders Care. Located in Salisbury, the Eastern Shore Branch distributes food to some of the most food-insecure counties in the state: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester.
Jennifer Small, the Senior Regional Program Director for the Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore Branch stated that the branch and its partners have seen a 40% increase in the number of individuals requesting assistance due to the pandemic. She also noted that in order to meet the needs of the community, the Food Bank has had to purchase 400% more food products this year than last year. She and Michael Hooks, the operations manager for the food bank, were on hand to receive the contribution last week.
The 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 DeZinno. “Through this $100,000 crisis recovery initiative, we are aiming 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.”
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. 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.
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