The Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation to date has received over $65,000 in donations from local associations from across the United States, their members and members of the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association.
Terri Akers, Executive
Director of COHBA
To date, the Foundation has provided assistance to 75 families who were affected by the tornadoes in May that included over 180 children. The Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation is still assisting any additional families who have not yet been recommended to the Foundation for assistance.
Requirements for participants include a recommendation from a member of any local association in Oklahoma, having children living in the home 18 years or younger, and having been affected by the tornadoes in May. The following have provided financial assistance or truckloads of items for the relief efforts:
Terri A. Harris, Oologah, Oklahoma; Mary Dent, Brookville, Kansas; Adam Zengel, Dayton, Ohio; Dianne Nehmad, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; Mark Priess, Claremore, Oklahoma; Richard and Mary Hill, Montgomery, Texas; Building Industry Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Mishler Builders, Rockway, Texas; Roger Cooper, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Jerry Carlton, Cortland, Ohio; Tony Jones, College Station, Texas; Kathy Perkins, Ratliff City, Oklahoma; HBA of the Mississippi Coast; Chuck and Phyllis Robinson, Edmond, Oklahoma; York Builders Association, York, Pennsylvania; HBA of Hartford County, Rocky Hill, Connecticut; HBA of Greater New Orleans; HBA of Greater Tulsa; Capital Region Builders Foundation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Roseville, Minnesota; Greater Kansas City Community Foundation; Pennsylvania Builders Association; Peggy Ramage, Dallas, Texas; Rain Guard, Edmond, Oklahoma; Home Builders Association Lincoln, Nebraska; Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Metropolitan Harrisburg; Greater Houston Builders Association; HBA of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Maryland Home Builders Care Foundation; Cachet Homes; Mary Bendel, St. Louis, Missouri; Donna Spritzer, Loveland, Colorado; Gregory Chrisco, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; David Shales and Deanna Heritage, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Jennifer and Kevin McKeown, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Dean and Mary Ellen Lutey, Billings, Montana; James Roak, Tulsa Eye Associates, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Adam Curran, Tulsa, Oklahoma