HomeAid Northern Virginia Announces Local Award Recipients; Annual Gala and Auction Raises More Than $177,000

HomeAid Northern Virginia, which builds and renovates homeless shelters, transitional houses, food banks, medical clinics, counseling centers, 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 built a beautiful child care classroom, family library and a toddler playground at the SERVE Shelter in Manassas this year. In partnership with Builder Captain Miller & Smith, NVFS now has a Head Start classroom where parents from the shelter can bring their children for high quality education in a stimulating environment. The total value of the project was more than $103,000 with well over 68% being donated by Miller & Smith and their trade partners.

In addition, HomeAid gave its annual Presidents’ Award to Doug Smith, president, Miller & Smith, and the annual Trade Partner of the Year Award to John Darvish Construction.

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 5 in Herndon, Va., was attended by nearly 400 people and raised more than $177,000; the organization will also receive a matching donation of $34,000 from Doug & Ann Smith for the paddle challenge.  HomeAid will use these funds to help build and renovate emergency homeless shelters and transitional housing for the thousands of homeless in Northern Virginia.