OSHBA chapters and Associates groups around the state are making a difference through fundraising and donations to benefit their communities. Highlighting the recent OSHBA Fall Board meeting were reports from across the state of fundraising activities. Here’s what they report:
The Tulsa HBA partnered with Tulsa Habitat for Humanity for a Blitz Build in Tulsa’s Kendal Whittier neighborhood. The home appraised for $140,000, the highest appraisal ever for a Habitat home in Tulsa. The Home Remodeling Showcase (formerly Remodeled Tulsa Tour) featured eight homes. The following week, the Evening of Giving raised more than $60,000 with net proceeds to be divided between the HBA Charitable Foundation and the Family & Children’s Services. The holiday season begins with the Ryal School Christmas party on Dec. 8, continuing a 40-year tradition of helping the primarily native American school located in rural Tulsa area.
Moore Home Builders
In our third year of a 5-year pledge of $5,000 a year to the Food for Kids Backpack Program for Moore Schools. Donated $3,500 to the Youth for Christ (Southwest Metro area) for getting at-risk youth off the streets. Eight members attended the Youth for Christ dinner and auction. Awarded four $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in home building-related classes at Moore/Norman Technology Center. Donated $2,000 to the Moore Police Department to help purchase two Segways.
Central Oklahoma Home Builders
Jason and Jim Schuff of Vesta Homes have completed construction of the 2016 House of Hope. Proceeds from the sale of the home will go to benefit partner charities: CASA of Oklahoma County, The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma, Peppers Ranch and Cavett Kids.
Members are working to grow and develop student chapter relationships and help students find internships with builders.
Association golf tournament netted $8,000 that will go toward building a home for a wounded veteran.