August 5, 2013
HomeAid San Diego Enjoys A Successful First Half of the Year, Looks Forward to Increased Opportunities. Lennar Homes, U.S. Bank, Pardee Homes and California Prudential Among Financial Contributors in 2013
SAN DIEGO – Aug. 5, 2013 – Helping to build dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives, HomeAid San Diego is celebrating the organizations and events that have assisted in fulfilling its mission for the first six months of 2013.
Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation, the charitable outreach of Lennar Homes, one of the nation’s leading home builders, kicked off 2013 with a $50,000 donation to HomeAid San Diego to create a housing trust in the builder’s name. The trust will be used to support the building and renovation of shelter projects for HomeAid San Diego’s local service provider partners such as Interfaith Community Services and Home Start.
“Our goal at Lennar is to build homes that fulfill the dreams of homebuyers across the country, so it is a natural fit for us to support HomeAid San Diego in its effort to provide the homeless with a place they can call home,” said Jeff Roos, secretary, Lennar Charitable Foundation. “We are proud to provide long-term support to HomeAid San Diego’s mission and the San Diego community through this new housing trust.”
U.S. Bank contributed $7,500, and both Pardee Homes and California Prudential Realty provided $2,500 in support for the nonprofit organization’s upcoming projects.
In addition to generous support from industry sponsors, HomeAid San Diego held its annual charity Golf Tournament May 9 at Maderas Golf Club.
HOMEAID SAN DIEGO MID-YEAR MILESTONES
Thanks to nearly 100 golfers and sponsors such as Pacific Western Bank, Unisource Solutions, and Voit Real Estate Services, HomeAid San Diego raised more than $25,000 to support its ongoing efforts to combat homelessness in San Diego.
Having worked with many service providers over the years that support veterans, HomeAid San Diego was selected as a beneficiary of the American Freedom Festival, a benefit concert featuring Creedence Clearwater Revisited on the USS Midway. HomeAid San Diego had the opportunity to share its story with all those in attendance through a personal statement from a veteran who has accessed services from Interfaith Community Services, a HomeAid San Diego service provider partner.
“The success and opportunities we’ve been fortunate to receive so far this year, speak to our partners’ dedication to help San Diego’s homeless population rebuild their lives,” said Alexis Parker, executive director of HomeAid San Diego. “We’re honored to be able to help our service provider partners make a lasting impact in the community through our work.”
HomeAid San Diego’s major fundraiser during the second half of 2013 will be a musical concert at the Belly Up in Solana Beach in late October. Details will be announced soon.
About HomeAid San Diego
By leveraging relationships within the building and real estate industries, HomeAid San Diego builds and maintains facilities that help homeless San Diegans get back on their feet. HomeAid San Diego’s support of transitional homeless facilities ensures individuals and families who experience homelessness have the opportunity to rebuild their lives and independence, while avoiding the instability of long-term homelessness. For more information on HomeAid San Diego, visit www.homeaidsd.org or call 858-793-6292.
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