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Message from HomeAid Inland Empire Director Julie Reay

2018 Warm Bellies/Full Hearts Outreach Efforts

Board Members and Volunteers have done it again! Everyone had great experiences at both of our Full Bellies/Warm Hearts events, held on behalf of the kids residing at Veronica’s Home of Mercy in San Bernardino (VHM), and Valley Restart Shelter in Hemet (VRS)!

My favorite part this year was the ice cream truck (VHM)… The fresh, cold treats were worth the wait, with both kids and moms dancing to the music as they took turns placing an order! The petting zoo was back again, and even included a pony ride this time. We also had a face-painter and balloon twister, dressed as clowns, which most kids enjoyed (just one little girl was afraid of clowns, but she faced her fears and had a horse painted on her face while her eyes were closed (VRS). The smell of popcorn filled the air; there were carnival games to play with silly prizes to win; plenty of food donated by Stater Bros and Red Robin; Andy Mulz and his awesome crew from Red Robin prepared burgers, wraps, and salads, as well as their yummy strawberry lemonade; several kids even received back-to-school haircuts (VHM); our favorite photographer, along with some helpers, took family portraits plus some candids; lots of backpacks full of school supplies were given out, as well as new shoes to each of the kids, along with gift cards for school clothes; the best part was seeing all the happy little faces enjoying themselves!

I cannot thank our Board and Volunteers enough for giving of your time and energy each year to make such special days for everyone!

July 28, Valley Restart Shelter in Hemet:
Red Robin – Andy Mulz (HAIE Board), Natalie Hacker, Jason Kuizon, Nancy Perez, Ron Perratta, Alexis Perratta, and Tevan Stremel
Arrowhead Credit Union – Renee Hunt-Moore (HAIE Board)
Boudreau Pipeline – Joel Moralez and Joel Moralez, Jr.
Pacific Western Bank – Mark Dimitruk (HAIE Board)

August 4, Veronica’s Home of Mercy in San Bernardino:
Red Robin – Andy Mulz (HAIE Board), Jonathan Atherton, Tramaine Atherton, Jerry Bailey, Rebecca Bailey, Nancy Perez, and Diane Williams
All Southern California Escrow – Evelyn Hawkins, and Martha Avila
Arcaida Cabinetry – Greg Armbruster, Jakob Armbruster, Ava Armbruster, and Ethan Daniels
Arrowheart – Daniella
Boudreau Pipeline – Suzanne Pressiand, and Cindy Mixon
CalMed Students – Natalie Bouri, Brittany Christian, Matthew Handmacher, AB Randhaina, Tyler Rigdon, and Gagan Singh
GreenBee Concrete – Alisha Abrahamson (HAIE Board)
HMC Architects – Carlos Lopez (HAIE Board)
Lennar – Todd Bourguignon (HAIE Board), Brian King (HAIE Board), Nancy Apperti, Terry Kingston, Alvin Mamora, Christine Taylor, and Amy Williams
Pacific Utility Installation – Elishama Spicer (HAIE Board)
Pacific Western Bank – Mark Dimitruk (HAIE Board)
Wells Fargo Bank – Esperanza Sotelo and Vivian Martinez
Cynthia Goodwin
Yvonne Ivey
Hairstylists: Allison Carr and Taylor Pruett
Photographers: Christopher Reay, Charles Hilton, and Randy Burk

Donations of Backpacks & School Supplies:
Arrowheart Foundation
BIA/Baldy View Chapter members
BIA/Riverside County Chapter members
Boudreau Pipeline
HMC Architects
Red Robin Restaurants

Full Bellies/Warm Hearts Event Sponsors:
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
US Bank
Bank of America
HMC Architects
Fusion Sign & Design
Red Robin
Stater Bros
Quality Built LLC
Union Bank
Hall Griffin LLP
Amy Williams

HAIE 2018 Corporate Partners:
All Southern California Escrow
Fidelity National Title
Fusion Sign & Design
Pulte Homes
Boudreau Pipeline Corp
Caliber Home Loans
Meridian Land Development
Michael Baker International
Pacific Utility Installation
Bay Alarm Company

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