In the spirit of the season, the GHBA and its members partner with the Houston Housing Authority each year to support those less fortunate in our community and provide a more joyous holiday for local families.
On December 7-8, 2018, GHBA members ‘adopted’ 40 families from the Houston Housing Authority. In addition, we teamed up with BuildAid/HomeAid Houston and provided $6,200 in gift cards for Hurricane Harvey victim families. These families will receive their gift cards as they move into their newly renovated homes before Christmas.
“This was such a special weekend and I say thank you to you all, from the bottom of my heart, for all you do for this cause. KUDOS to you all for your help and kind heart.”Greg Tomlinson, Adopt-a-Family Chair
“I am extremely honored and proud to be part of GHBA’s Frank Aranza Adopt-a-Family Project,” said Greg Tomlinson, Adopt-a-Family chairman. “This was such a special weekend and I say thank you to you all, from the bottom of my heart, for all you do for this cause. We made Christmas for so many families who otherwise would not have been able to have one. KUDOS to you all for your help and kind heart.”
The event kicked off on Friday at the GHBA offices as association staff and member volunteers wrapped gifts and organized them into bags and boxes for each of the 40 recipient families. It was a joyous day filled with Christmas carols, egg nog, camaraderie and holiday cheer.
On Saturday, holiday “elves” met bright and early to load the truck with gifts bound for the Housing Authority of Houston. Special thanks to Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery for donating the truck, and to our driver, Chris!
At the Houston Housing Authority, volunteers spent the day visiting with the families, sharing gifts and singing carols, led by Song Leader Tony Rocha of Roy O. Martin. A special appearance by Santa (Pat Wilson of Legends Architectural Stone) made this festive event even more special.
Thank you to everyone who participated. It was truly a successful event, with many individuals enjoying a happy holiday. We are looking forward to an even better event next year!
Mark Stefanick, Advantage Benefit Solutions
Robert Randall, Charter Drywall Houston, Inc.
Zilla Anis, Ellen Lighting & Hardware
Jennifer Jones, Farmhouse Stone
W Barry Kahn, Hettig/Kahn Holdings, Inc.
Eric Land, Houston Window Fashions
Tasha Steiner, On-Target! Marketing& Advertising
Tom Walker, Rausch Coleman Homes Houston, LLC
Melissa Barrow, Surface Systems of Texas
HOLIDAY CHEER SPONSORS
David B. Jackson, Benchmark Mortgage
Greg N. Tomlinson, Builders Post-Tension
GHBA Associate Council
Mike Bernal, Sherwin-Williams Paint Co.
Brian Stevenson, The Stevenson Group/One Digital
Doug Carman, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Leslie Thomas, Windham Builders
GIFT CARD DONORS
Ashlie Clark, AHI Supply
Kristal Casey, C3 Building Solutions
Robert Alcala, Chase
Rick Phillips, First United Bank Mortgage Group
GHBA Bay Area Builders Association
Griff Godwin, GHBA
Casey Morgan, GHBA
Gordon McKnight, JP Hart Lumber Company
Michael McNall, Suncoast Post-Tension
Randy Jones, Terra Visions, LLC
ACES Builders Warranty
BEC Engineers & Consultants LLC
Bradley Law Firm
First American Title
Flooring Services of Texas Design Gallery
GHBA Montgomery County Builders & Developers Division
GHBA Sales & Marketing Council
GlassCraft Door Co.
Greymark Construction Co.
Higginbotham Insurance Agency Inc.
J Patrick Homes
K. Hovnanian Homes
Legends Architectural Stone
Legend Home Corporation / PrincetonClassic Homes
Meritage Homes Corp.
Roy O. Martin