GHBA Custom Builders Council Charity Work Day for Krause Children’s Center

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The GHBA Custom Builders Council (CBC), recently offered their generous donation of time, manpower and materials for a charity work day at the Krause Children’s Center, a HomeAid Houston charity partner in Katy, Texas.

Krause Center is a residential treatment center for girls ages 12 to 17 in crisis who have survived extraordinarily difficult circumstances. Many of them arrive at Krause after experiencing severe abuse or neglect and many have been removed from their homes or from foster care. At Krause, they begin to grow and heal through in-depth clinical therapy, personal development activities and spiritual care in a safe setting. Girls stay an average of six to eight months and begin to feel a restored sense of hope for their future.

The Center is an aging building that has needed a variety of construction improvements over the years. The CBC worked to demo a large wooden deck in the Center’s courtyard that was both an eyesore and could have posed a hazard.


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Twenty-five volunteers, led by CBC Chair Todd LeBlanc, removed the aging deck in under two hours. Several GHBA members donated food, supplies including a dumpster by Smooth Moves, Milwaukee Tools from SteveShannonDesign.com LLC and Lisa Kim.

Krause Center’s Associate VP of Development & Agency Advancement Diane Covert graciously educated the group on the Krause Center’s mission.

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A writer and a photographer, Terry Swenson is GHBA's Director of Public Relations. She is also the founder of the PictureThis Project, which puts cameras in the hands of Houston's homeless and allows them to share their story, through their lens.