Home Builders Care Foundation

The Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF), the 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Community Outreach Program affiliated with the Maryland National-Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA), announced its winners of the 2008 Community Service Awards last evening at the association's January dinner meeting. The award is presented annually to individuals or companies in the local home building industry in recognition of significant contributions to the community through unselfish efforts and dedication in support of projects that help the poor and disadvantaged in our communities.

Five outstanding building industry members were honored. Awards were presented in the following categories: The Community Builder Award - presented in recognition of a builder member who helps raise awareness of the industry's spirit of giving; The Directors Award – presented in recognition of leadership and advocacy for the mission and purpose of Home Builders Care; and the Tom Sawyer Award – presented in recognition of significant in-kind donations to HBCF’s shelter-related projects.

The Foundation’s first service award, the Community Builder Award, was presented to three worthy recipients for their efforts during the past year.

Newland Communities was the first to be honored. Since 2006, Newland Communities has held Life is good® Pumpkin Festivals in their communities from coast-to-coast. Free to attend, the pumpkin festivals give families a fun-filled day of pumpkin carving, games, music, great food and more, all the while raising funds for charity. For the past two years, locally, a large portion of the proceeds from the Clarksburg Town Center Festival benefited Home Builders Care Foundation’s own HomeAid Washington, DC chapter and its ongoing efforts to help families in need.

The second Community Builder Award was presented to Mid-Atlantic Builders. For years, Mid-Atlantic has been a strong supporter of the Home Builders Care program. Last Spring, the home builder captained an HBCF project for Hearts and Homes for Youth, bringing together its business partners, employees and friends to improve a transitional home for eight (8) at-risk young adolescent males in Hyattsville. Approximately $25,000 of work was completed with the majority of the work being done by Mid-Atlantic employees. Additionally in 2008, Mid-Atlantic undertook a second corporate community service project for the Jewish Housing & Community Development Corporation of Greater Washington DC (Yachad) and helped renovate a kitchen for a low-income homeowner.

TW Perry was honored with the third Community Builder Award. The company has long had a commitment to community and for the past number of years has generously provided in-kind donations on materials to charitable construction programs like the Home Builders Care Foundation and Rebuilding Together. In 2008, an HBCF project for the Yellow Ribbon Fund also benefited from TW Perry’s goodwill. The project, to construct a beautiful new 10,000 sq. ft. accessible courtyard on the grounds of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center was chaired by TW Perry’s own Ed Quinn, a Yellow Ribbon Fund board member. Last May, after six-months of construction, the Mologne House Courtyard was dedicated and now serves as a welcome retreat for wounded servicemen and women and their families during their time of healing.

The Directors Award was presented to Mr. Brett Egloff. In January 2008, Brett announced his Run for Shelter - his personal challenge to help raise awareness and money for the Home Builders Care Foundation. He had never run any type of road race before but was up for the challenge. After months and weeks of training and personally soliciting over 75 sponsors, Brett was ready to run the Frederick Half Marathon. In May, he completed his mission by crossing the finish line at a time of 2 hours 20 minutes and 37 seconds in his first ever road race and raising nearly $11,000 for Home Builders Care.

The Tom Sawyer Award was presented to Annandale Millwork/Allied Systems of Winchester Virginia for their contributions to the construction of the Men’s Emergency Shelter Addition in Rockville. When the originally bid supplier of lumber and wall panels was unable to perform on the shelter project, Annandale Millwork stepped in with quality service, in good time, and at a greatly reduced cost. Their outstanding hands-on effort has helped Builder Captain Winchester Homes complete the project on time and under budget.

The cooperation, dedication and spirit of our 2008 Community Service Award Winners are excellent examples of why the Home Builders Care program succeeds in enhancing the lives of poor and homeless individuals and families in our communities.

The mission of Home Builders Care Foundation, the principal community outreach organization of MNCBIA, is to complete construction projects, with particular focus on shelter-related projects, by utilizing the industry’s specialized building construction skills and by seeking to work collaboratively with existing community service providers, such as other non-profit agencies and governmental agencies serving the homeless and other at-risk populations.

For more information about HBCF or the 2008 Community Service Awards, please contact Patti Kane, HBCF Director at 301-776-6212.

2008 Community Service Award Winners -

Annandale Millwork

Mr. Brett Egloff

Mid-Atlantic Builders, Inc.

Newland Communities

TW Perry