Chantilly, VA, Nov. 7, 2012 — HomeAid Northern Virginia, which builds and renovates homeless shelters, transitional houses and other facilities that help homeless families and individuals, announced that Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) has won its Non-Profit Care Provider Project of the Year award. This award recognizes an organization that has made a deeper impact on the community and on the lives of the clients it serves because of its partnership with HomeAid.
Working with NVFS, HomeAid and builder captain K. Hovnanian Homes, along with 29 trade partners, renovated and expanded the NVFS Family Care Shelter at the SERVE campus in Manassas. The $950,000 initiative increased the shelter capacity by more than 50 percent, bringing the number of beds from 60 to 92 and the ability to serve 250 more people a year. Also included in the expansion are common-use areas and a separate family wing. Renovations to the existing shelter include larger workspaces for staff, larger gathering spaces for residents, new flooring, new interior paint, new cabinetry in the playroom and a relocated and expanded outside play area. View photos.
In addition, HomeAid presented its annual Presidents’ Award to Cecilia Hodges, Senior Group Manager, Commercial Real Estate Banking, M&T Bank and its annual Trade Partner of the Year Award to Mid South Building Supply.
The Presidents’ Award, presented to an individual, a company or an organization that has shown exceptional dedication to the goal of ending homelessness with service to HomeAid Northern Virginia, is the organization’s highest honor. The Trade Partner of the Year Award is presented to a vendor, trade partner or industry partner who has gone above and beyond in their service to HomeAid.
HomeAid’s annual Gala and Auction, held November 3 in Herndon, Va., was attended by 450 people and raised nearly $168,000; the organization will also receive a matching donation of $40,000 from Doug & Ann Smith for the paddle challenge (Doug is president of Miller & Smith and HomeAid past president). HomeAid will use these funds to help build and renovate emergency homeless shelters and transitional housing for the thousands of homeless in Northern Virginia.
HomeAid Northern Virginia leverages the resources of the homebuilding community and its corporate partners to conduct major renovations to homeless shelters, transitional houses and other facilities that help homeless people gain stability and a roof over their heads. HomeAid’s partners and resources help to significantly reduce the construction costs to care provider organizations, thereby allowing them to redirect those dollars back into programs and services for homeless families and individuals.
HomeAid Northern Virginia was started in 2001 by the members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and since then has completed more than 72 projects valued at more than $10.5 million. HomeAid Northern Virginia is a chapter of HomeAid America.