Fourth Annual HomeAid LA Gala is sponsored by homebuilders who support housing for the homeless

The HomeAid LA fundraiser Gala, An Evening Under the Stars, will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 pm October 10th at The CenterPointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista, California. This amazing and heartfelt event will feature live music, dancing, superb food, and a posh silent auction in a remarkable indoor/outdoor venue.

Firms in every discipline of the real estate development industry, including developers, architects, engineers and contractors, will be attending the Gala. Currently, the SIKAND Foundation has elected to be a Gala Luminary Sponsor, while Brookfield Residential, Cox Castle Nicholson, Pardee Homes, FNTG Builder Services, The Spaunhurst Family, Fineman Suarez and the Borstein Family Foundation are sponsoring at the Gala Celebrity Level. Over a dozen other firms are Gala Talent level sponsors. The event is open to the public and tickets are $200 per person, of which a portion is tax deductible. Company, family and individual sponsorships at every level are welcome and available.

HomeAid Los Angeles (HomeAid LA) is a 501(C) (3) charity that assists local homeless service providers in teaming with builders, vendors and suppliers who donate their labor, time and materials to build housing for Los Angeles’ homeless families and individuals. Each project is unique and ranges from shelter rehabilitation to permanent supportive housing. HomeAid’s projects are built or renovated at a cost savings of up to 50%.

“The building industry and related companies are very generous supporters of our efforts to build high quality housing for the temporarily homeless and we are deeply appreciative,” said HomeAid LA Board Chair Erik Pfahler, Senior VP, Borstein Enterprises. “We hope our 2019 fundraiser will expand this amazing network and look forward to seeing both old and new friends at this year’s Gala.”

The homeless crisis has seriously escalated in recent years, so the support, pro bono services and donations HomeAid receives are now needed more than ever before. Recent HomeAid projects include The Lighthouse at Long Beach Rescue Mission’s Lydia House facility, which, when built, will provides a stable transitional housing environment with supportive services for homeless women and children. The Lighthouse is a 44-bed, three-story building that houses program space, including a multi-purpose room, living room, playroom and staff offices, in addition to a courtyard, patios and outdoor terraced seating. “We’re delighted to help this established shelter expand its capacity to serve victims of domestic violence,” Pfahler noted.

NHF’s Pico Union Recuperative Care Facility, which provides vital services for Los Angeles’ homeless population, celebrated its Grand Opening several months ago. The event was covered by the news media, with 800 to 1,000 people in attendance. “This project sets a new standard for homeless Individuals who need a safe place to heal once discharged from the hospital,” said HomeAid LA Board Secretory, Laura Le, HomeAid LA Builder Captain for the new facility. “Pico-Union Recuperative Care serves as a national prototype for effective ways to help the chronically homeless disabled population transition to permanent residence.”

In addition to its building projects for the homeless, a key portion of HomeAid LA’s mission focuses on community outreach. These programs provide opportunities for the community to help address the homelessness crisis in ways that are informative, impactful and engaging to their level of interest. Organized by the HomeAid staff, these efforts include HomeAid Essentials Drives. In 2019, HomeAid LA provided over 4,000 diapers and 3000 Care Kits to local homeless service providers serving people in need on Skid Row and across Los Angeles.

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