Companies throughout the homebuilding industry are supporting HomeAid Los Angeles’ October 25 benefit, with Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorships. First American Title is a Platinum Sponsor.
Gold Sponsors: Borstein Family Foundation, Brookfield Residential, etco HOMES, Fidelity National Title Group, LENNAR, Oakridge Landscape, Inc. Pardee Homes, The Spaunhurst Family, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, The Willis Foundation and The Resmark Companies. Silver Sponsors: Caliber Home Loans, Cox Castle Nicholson, FivePoint, Fuscoe Engineering, Gallion Erosion Control, Harridge, MW Investment Group, Pag Construction, Inc., Shea Homes, Sikand Foundation, Stoney Miller Consultants, Synergy One Lending, Warmington Residential, Watt Communities and Williams Homes.
HomeAid LA hosts “An Evening Under The Stars” from 6 to 9 p.m. at The CenterPointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive in Playa Vista. A silent auction, paella chefs and LA Jazz Ensemble with guest vocalist highlight indoor/outdoor festivities.
“The building industry and related companies are very generous supporters of our efforts to build high quality housing for the temporarily homeless, and we are deeply appreciative,” said HomeAid LA Board Chair Erik Pfahler, Senior VP, Borstein Enterprises. “We hope our 2018 fund raiser will expand this amazing network, and look forward to seeing both old and new friends at this year’s gala.”
Net proceeds benefit HomeAid LA, which serves all of Los Angeles County. Tickets are $200, and a portion is tax deductible. For ticket purchase or sponsorships, please visit www.homeaidla.org.
Home Aid’s unique approach aligns homebuilders with local homeless service providers to facilitate projects that range from shelter rehabs to permanent supportive housing. Service providers partnering with HomeAid LA can build or renovate at a project cost savings of 50% or more.
Pfahler noted the newly opened Pico-Union Recuperative Care center in downtown Los Angeles as an important recent achievement. In partnership with the National Health Foundation (NHF) and etco HOMES, HomeAid LA built a new, 62-bed Recuperative Care Center that will house homeless men and women discharged from the hospital.
“This project sets a new standard for homeless individuals who need a safe place to heal once discharged from the hospital,” said HomeAid LA Board Secretary Laura Le, who is Project Engineer of etco HOMES, Inc. and HomeAid LA Builder Captain for the new facility. “Pico-Union Recuperative Care serves as a national prototype for effective ways to help the chronically homeless disabled population transition to permanent residence.”
At the Women’s Shelter of Long Beach (WSLB), HomeAid LA added 12 beds for domestic violence victims, thanks to Lennar Homes and the Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation. At no cost to WSLB, HomeAid converted 3 storage rooms to bedrooms, enabling WSLB to serve upwards of 140 more people in need each year.
“HomeAid addresses homelessness as a family by family, person by person issue, and The Women’s Shelter of Long Beach epitomizes our strategic approach,” noted Pfahler. “We’re delighted to help this established shelter expand its capacity to serve victims of domestic violence.”
HomeAid LA assists outreach for the homeless in other ways. Last holiday season, employees of Shea Homes and families, teens and children of the West Valley YMCA created 500 Care Kits for homeless neighbors living on the streets. Volunteers donated and assembled the packages, which were filled with socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunscreen, deodorant, soap, shampoo and other basic care items. They distributed all kits in under one week.
“Our membership welcomed the opportunity to apply a hands-on approach to some very basic needs of those who live on our streets,” said Pfahler. “The fact that we distributed 500 Care Kits in one neighborhood in less than one week is a testament to appropriate help—and to the sad reality of the need for this assistance.”
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