My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for HomeAid America Inc, Newport Beach, CA, USA
I serve as treasurer on the board of HomeAid Houston (HAH). As an accountant with 15+years experience specializing in performing audits of nonprofit organizations, when I say that HAH is a shining star in the world of NPO's, I am speaking from experience. Through the dedication provided by the hardest "working" board I have ever witnessed, the miracle-maker Executive Director, Bette Moser and the seemingly endless generosity of the countless volunteers and donors, HomeAid Houston continues to grow and thrive. The words of gratitude and tears of joy that we witness when we dedicate a completed building project to those we serve is our reward. Knowing that we have made a difference and can continue to make a difference is all the reason we need to find ways to further our mission - bringing hope to Houston's homeless.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
providing 390 beds to the Houston homeless community, providing days and nights of care for over 4500 men, women and children of Houston's homeless community since the organization's inception in 2003. Since joining the HAH board in 2007 I personally been been involved in several major building projects that provided 143 of those beds.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
seek financial resources to provide HAH with a building of their own as well as allow HAH to hire full time employees skilled in all aspects of major home building projects along with employees skilled in fundraising and business administration. Much of the work done by HAH is provided by a "working" board each with full time jobs of their own. The Houston GHBA generously provides HAH with a place to hold meetings as well as office the two full time employees of HAH.
Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?
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How did you learn about this organization?
The board treasurer for the Greater Houston Builder's Association (the sponsoring organization for HAH) recommended HAH to me for consideration of becoming the treasurer of HAH.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
for 2011: to approve our 2011 budget, complete 4 "homeaid cares" remodeling projects for existing homeless shelters in need of improvements, fundraise to meet or exceed our 2011 budget, start the two major building projects that were approved in late 2010.
What is its top priority in the long run?
To provide at least one, if not two, major new building projects a year to established 501c3 organizations serving the homeless community of Houston through providing transitional housing to the temporarily homeless.
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