Delaware Builders Donate Nearly $5,000 to Tsunami Shelter Fund
Delaware home builders, encouraged repeatedly by the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBA/DE), have donated nearly $5,000 to NAHB’s Home Builders Care/National Housing Endowment-Tsunami Shelter Fund. The tsunami shelter fund was created last December to help rebuild homes destroyed by a deadly South Asian tsunami that left more than 280,000 dead and 1.2 million people homeless.
“As an organization, whether it be local, state, national or international, we must come together to respond to disasters,” said Stephen M. Lefebvre, HBA/DE’s executive vice president. He said the association and its members were particularly concerned with affordable housing, the type of housing the fund is going to rebuild
HBA/DE has raised funds by distributing press releases on the fund to its membership and by continuing to encourage member giving through follow-up e-mails.
How the Fund Helps
NAHB has designated Habitat for Humanity® International and Shelter for Life International to be the recipients of the fund. Through NAHB donations, Habitat for Humanity will create a Disaster Response Technical Center in one of the affected countries it is serving. Shelter For Life will build a “Home Builders Care Village” of starter homes in Sri Lanka with NAHB funds.
Please help by making a tax deductible donation to the Home Builders Care/National Housing Endowment-Tsunami Shelter Fund.
Please direct your donation check to:
National Housing Endowment
1201 15th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Checks should be made payable to the National Housing Endowment and, in the memo section, please note the "Tsunami Shelter Fund."
The NAHB Senior Officers have selected Past President Bob Mitchell to oversee and guide this fundraising effort.
For more information, contact Troy Patterson at the National Housing Endowment at 800-368-5242 x8483 or Kym Kilbourne in NAHB Public Affairs, x8447.