A First-Place Finish For HBA Cares

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Through the generosity of George Hess of Vantage Homes and the Wannabe Racing Team, HBA Cares was able to raise funds through sponsorships of Hess' race car in this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24. Hess finished with a time of 11:49.71 in his first "Race to the Clouds," but the real win was his donation of the entire $10,000 that was raised to support future community projects through HBA Cares.

One of those projects is for Family Promise, whose mission is to provide comprehensive wrap-around services to empower families to go from shelter resident to homeowner. The donation will also support HBA Cares as they work with Dream Centers on their upcoming "Extreme Dream" project. Dream Centers provides health and hope for people working to rebuild their dreams.

HBA Cares is grateful to the donors, sponsors and supporters that make carrying out their mission possible.

HBA Cares Rally Raises $10,000

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About 75 members and community partners stopped by the HBA office on June 14 for barbecue, beverages, music and games as part of a fundraising rally for HBA Cares. The special guest of the evening was a green Porsche 911, donated by Vantage Homes' George Hess for the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Sponsor logos were placed on the car that will "race to the clouds" on June 24. The event raised about $10,000 in donations and sponsorships, 100% of which will go to support upcoming HBA Cares community projects. Thank you to all of our generous supporters!

Car & Trailer Sponsors: 
George Hess & Vantage Homes, DuPont/RW Specialist, Alpine Construction Services, HBA Parade of Homes, GE Johnson Construction, Careers in Construction, Land Title Guarantee Co., La Plata Communities, PenTrust Mortgage Group, Timbers Diversified, Builders FirstSource, Boise Cascade, Classic Homes, Fidelity National Title, AMG Manufacturing/Moisture Shield, Floor Craft, Norbord, SANDIA, The Homebound Team

Food sponsor: Builders FirstSource
Drink sponsor: Mike Finkbiner, HBA Cares
Music sponsor: Tiffany Canady, HBA Cares

Other acknowledgments:
SANDIA (HBA Cares logo design)
Amy Cox, Blu Owl Photography (photography)
Tayco Screen Printing (t-shirts)
Amark Budget Signs (decals)

A DRIVE TO END HUNGER

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After a month-long effort this past April, HBA Cares and project partner GE Johnson Construction exceeded the goal to collect 48,000 lbs of donations for local food banks across the Rocky Mountain Region. This monumental endeavor was supported by 31 champions in 5 states, across 13 cities and 51 collection sites, with help from 55 partner companies. Donations were given to 7 non-profit organizations who help feed hunger in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and California. Together, we collected 87,352 lbs of food – roughly enough to feed over 125 people, three meals a day, for an entire year!

Locally, we collected 23,638 total lbs of food for Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado, surpassing our goal of 16,500 lbs. Care and Share Food Bank exists to ensure that the one in eight Southern Coloradans at risk of hunger have access to enough healthy and nutritious food to thrive. We know that children without adequate access to food cannot develop successfully, families cannot plan for their future, and seniors find it more difficult to remain independent.

The generous support of HBA members helps make it possible for HBA Cares to carry out its mission. We sincerely thank everyone who donated.

Landscaping a Dream Home

HBA Cares joined The Covington Homes Team and other volunteers on Saturday, April 28 at the site of the St. Jude Dream Home to help with a landscaping project - the final phase before the grand opening. The crew finished installing the landscaping in just three hours. 

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This is the third Dream Home that HBA member Covington Homes has built on behalf of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St Jude helps save children's lives by giving children the ability to win the fight against childhood cancer - and families do not have to worry about one single bill. 

 

This project was another great example of HBA Cares engaging resources of the housing and building industry to assist with community projects.