“HomeAid was blown away by ProBuild’s generosity at their annual event this year,” said Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America, who was in attendance to accept the donation and talk about HomeAid. “They have partnered with HomeAid over the years, but this donation is unprecedented and incredibly appreciated. This year is our 25th anniversary and it will be a great help as we continue on our mission to build new lives for America’s homeless through housing and community outreach.”
As part of ProBuild’s ongoing partnership with HomeAid, Paul Vaughn, SVP of Regional Operations for ProBuild, has joined HomeAid America’s Board of Directors. Paul is a 15-year veteran of ProBuild and brings a wealth of building industry knowledge and experience to help HomeAid in its national efforts.
“I am pleased to join HomeAid’s Board in this milestone year,” said Vaughn. “I believe the work that HomeAid does for homeless families is very important and impactful. I hope my work on the board will help HomeAid to continue to thrive in the communities it serves.”
In addition to the large monetary donation to HomeAid America, ProBuild has provided in-kind donation of building materials to various projects built by HomeAid’s 15 chapters around the country.
“Thanks to product donations by ProBuild and other industry partners, HomeAid has been able to provide over 200 million dollars’ worth of housing and other facilities to charities helping the homeless for only about $100 million,” said Simons. “This is a $100 million donation on behalf of the building industry to help with this critical issue.”
ABOUT HOMEAID AMERICA
HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals, founded in Southern California in 1989 and celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2014. Through the generosity of builders, their trades and their suppliers, HomeAid has completed nearly 400 housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $200 million, of which nearly 50 percent has been donated by the building industry. HomeAid currently has 45 additional projects in development across the country. HomeAid has added over 7,500 beds in facilities helping the homeless through HomeAid’s network of 15 active chapters in 10 states across the country. For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.
ProBuild is one of the nation’s largest diversified suppliers of lumber and building materials to professional builders and contractors. ProBuild currently operates nearly 400 lumber and building product distribution, manufacturing and assembly centers serving 42 U.S. states. ProBuild sells a broad selection of building materials including lumber and plywood, engineered wood, gypsum wallboard and other drywall products, millwork, trusses, roofing, siding products, tools, insulation materials, and metal and hardware specialties. The Company’s manufacturing activities include trusses, wall panels, millwork, and pre-hung door and window fabrication. ProBuild’s construction services include the installation of framing, millwork, insulation and other products. To learn more about ProBuild, visit their website at www.probuild.com.