HomeAid Northern Virginia partnered with Stanley Martin Homes and its Builder Trade Council to renovate the Christian Relief Services transitional shelter in Alexandria. This home will house four adult males and serve as an office for an on-site case manager. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to showcase the updated property will take place Tuesday, June 28, Noon at 8105 Russell Road, Alexandria, Va.
“Thank you HomeAid, for teaming up with us to help solve the problems facing transitional housing in Fairfax County. The programs we run are successful, but the houses we use are old and in need of major repairs,” said Lynn Thomas, director of service enriched housing for Christian Relief Services. “Community partners like Stanley Martin Homes and HomeAid make sure that we can offer decent and safe housing for the homeless.”
The renovation of the five-bedroom, two-bath property is valued at $110,000 and includes: a new front door; repairs to the dining room ceiling; new carpet throughout; updated bathrooms; replacement of the outside front stairs; a remodeled kitchen; new doors on the side of the house; and exterior landscaping and painting. The builder also installed durable and energy efficient products that will reduce annual maintenance and minimize monthly energy costs.
“When local builders such as Stanley Martin Homes contribute time, manpower and materials to a HomeAid project, they are helping individuals put their lives back together and plan for the future,” said John Monacci, board president, HomeAid Northern Virginia and senior vice president, Winchester Homes. “This is truly an excellent example of corporations helping those who are less fortunate.”
“Stanley Martin isn’t just a builder in the community; we’re a part of it. Our employees live here, our company was founded here, and we have a rich tradition of giving back throughout our 45 year history,” said Mike Cleary, VP, production and purchasing, Stanley Martin Homes. “Our Chairman, Martin Alloy, and President, Steve Alloy, instilled a strong sense of service in the company culture from the very beginning and that commitment to community continues as we leverage our skills and resources to benefit organizations such as HomeAid and those they serve.”