When HomeAid Northern Virginia was founded in 2001, its first project was the complete renovation and expansion of Second Story, previously The Alternative House, a teen shelter that now serves between 175 and 200 teens every year. In 2012, HomeAid, with the help of Builder Captain The Christopher Companies and five trade partners, made more improvements to the shelter by repairing, replacing or installing doors, rugs, shelving, and insulation.
“The $9,000 project has made a huge difference for staff,” said Meghan Huebner, MSW, director of residential services for The Alternative House. “The shelving system has made it so much easier to organize and access donations and keep them safe from flood damage. We are able to see what we have and what is needed, and we can distribute it to clients as soon as possible.”
This is The Christopher Companies first project with HomeAid.
“We want to focus our donations directly to non-profits because we believe they make better use of the funds, sad Craig Havenner, president of The Christopher Companies. “After we learned more about HomeAid through NVBIA and Russ Rosenberger [president of Madison Homes and of HomeAid Northern Virginia], and heard about this project in the Providence District, it was easy for us to say, ‘Yes.’ We’re a local builder, we all live in the community, and we like to give back.”
If your organization serves individuals or families affected by homelessness and has housing or program space that is in need of extensive renovations or you have a bigger construction vision for the future, HomeAid can help!
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