TEAMBUILD WITH HOMES 4 FAMILIES
Help Build the Homes for the Brave By Lori Berezin
Did you know that many of your neighbors have helped to
gether in a different context, build camaraderie, and spend
build homes for low-income military families? They have done
a day outside.
so through their generous donations and have physically helped build with their companies and schools.
Another one of Homes 4 Families’ volunteering programs is
Homes 4 Families’ TEAMBuilds is a teambuilding program for
can students earn volunteering hours but they also learn the
corporations and association groups. For a contribution to fit
importance of giving back. Youth builds are huge leader-
their needs, participants have the opportunity to build a home
ship-building opportunities and bring together people from all
for a military family.
walks of life.
Recently, Anchor Loans of Calabasas completed its first TEAM-
Louisville High School of Woodland Hills is one of the youth-
Build. A team of 50 employees built on Homes 4 Families’ Santa Clarita Veteran project. They completed framing, painting, and drain installation. With their sponsorship, they enjoyed breakfast and lunch onsite and were able to build alongside a veteran who will soon move into one of the homes. During lunch, this veteran spoke to the group about his time in service and what having the opportunity to own a home means to him and his family. We think every group, of any size, can benefit from an empowering and skills-learning afternoon spent giving back. TEAMBuilds is a great opportunity for employees to work to-
geared towards high school and college groups. Not only
build groups that volunteers multiple times a year. The school’s senior class builds four times a year as part of its senior project, and Louisville teachers build at least once a year as their philanthropy project. Homes 4 Families is based in Woodland Hills and builds Veteran Enriched Neighborhoods®, an outcome-proven model that provides housing and services tailored to veterans’ specific physical, emotional, and mental needs. To get involved, please contact Donielle DeLeon at 818.884.8808 x209 or DDeLeon@Homes4Families.org. n