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Volunteer your expertise on a shelter-related project
As builders, our industry holds a key to preventing and ending homelessness. Through the Home Builders Care Foundation, we hope you will help us build to make a difference in the lives of others in need of a home in Maryland.
Our project selection focuses on increasing capacities and improving space at housing facilities, shelters and other community-based facilities where housing and supportive social services are delivered hand-in-hand.
In our communities, the need to build supportive housing and provide shelter for the homeless is continuous. According to annual point-in-time assessments, such as those conducted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and HUD Continuum of Care Homeless Populations and Subpopulations Reports, the numbers are not pretty in our region. In all of Maryland, a total of 8,390 were counted as homeless in 2016.
The volunteer Builder Captain is the centerpiece of our program. For each project, we match our non-profit partnering organization with a homebuilder, developer, general contractor or trade partner (“Builder Captain”) who spearheads a project along with an HBCF Board Member. The Foundation Director and the HBCF Board of Directors at large provide further project support. HBCF donations and other project contributions have historically covered most project costs. The Builder Captain is rewarded with a tangible way to give back to the community by volunteering expertise. We need your help.
Basic Builder Captain Responsibilities:
Builder Captain Benefits:
Involvement in charity work is a great motivating & teambuilding opportunity for Builder Captains, their staff and trade partners. We understand the time commitment necessary for Builder Captains and deeply value these partnerships. HBCF, the Foundation Director, Board of Directors and the specific Board member assigned to the project support and collaborate with the Builder Captain in the following ways:
We hope that you will join us and take advantage of an opportunity to give back to your community by volunteering as a Builder Captain. The support of the building industry is what makes our program successful.
If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the HBCF office at 301-776-6212.
Thank you for your consideration to support Home Builders Care!