HomeAid Northern California celebrated its 20th Anniversary on March 29, 2019 with “An Evening of Believing” as we thanked the thousands of HomeAid supporters who stepped up to help us complete 45 shelter projects to house over 9,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area.
The event was a purely inspirational and motivational evening of thanks - The “Evening of Believing” comes from our values of....
• Believing we should support those less fortunate
• Believing that when we all work together, we can make a difference
• And believing that everyone deserves to sleep with a roof over their head
The event was attended by nearly 400 HomeAid supporters who were all recognized as the emcee asked people to stand if they had served on the Board, volunteered for HomeAid, donated to HomeAid, supported an Essentials Drive and eventually everyone in the room was standing!
Colleen Edwards presented an emotional tribute to one of our founding members, Dick Baker, of Ponderosa Homes, who passed away 2 years ago. Dick had the vision to start the HomeAid Northern California chapter and invited all of his home builder friends to step up. Dick’s legacy lives on with the continued work of HomeAid.
An 8 minute video showcasing just a few of HomeAid’s project was shared with the audience – link to the video –
The video introduction included the late Dick Baker on why he created HomeAid.
It was a wonderful celebration for HomeAid supporters and the event raised over $125,000 for HomeAid to continue with efforts to end homelessness in the Bay Area.