HomeAid Inland Empire was on hand for the Project Independence Honor Home dedication ceremony in beautiful Murrieta. Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services welcomed a huge group of supporters, including the main service provider of the project, Lennar. Along with the De Luz Women's Club, In-N-Out Burger Foundation, Murrieta Development, Inc., and Pechanga Resort & Casino, HomeAid Inland Empire were given a hearty "thank you" for their support, plus a beautiful plaque. More images of the event are on the HomeAid Inland Empire "Projects" page.
HomeAid Inland Empire Executive Director Julie Reay meets with CeeCee Curtis of First American Title, Sarai Garrett of Pulse Marketing, and Elishama Spicer of Pacific Utility Installation, Inc. at the HAIE offices, while Kim Hooper of Legacy Homes participates via phone.
After 2017's inaugural Champions Breakfast, we want to make the 2018 event even more successful.
Talk of who will be this year's honorees was... well, THAT'S A SECRET! The nomination process is being fine-tuned, and other details prepared. Definitely more to come...
Elishama Spicer of Pacific Utility Installation, Inc. came to the HomeAid Inland Empire offices for a meeting with HAIE Executive Director Julie Reay, regarding the upcoming Essentials for Young Lives campaign. Also in attendance via conference call were HAIE Board Members Evelyn Hawkins of All Southern California Escrow, Inc., Renee Hunt-Moore of Arrowhead Credit Union, Carlos Lopez of HMC Architects, and Francine Wallace of Pulte Group. Elishama and Julie are shown next to collection boxes that become filled with diapers, wipes, and other baby essentials donated by supporters of our mission.
Central City Lutheran Mission was the meeting place for discussion of improvements to multiple buildings to house those in need. Lots of plans and ideas were examined by a wide variety of talented individuals.
Among those present were HomeAid Inland Empire Board Members Carlos Lopez of HMC Architects, Dave Reynolds of Boudreau Pipeline, and Mike Dimitruk of Community Bank, along with HAIE Executive Director Julie Reay and Housing Development Director Ray Osborne. Brian Gridley of TR Design Group offered his expertise, as did Cesar Martinez of Wells Fargo.
Six Cal Baptist University Nursing Students (plus instructor) met with HomeAid Inland Empire Executive Director Julie Reay to prepare 150 CareKits for distribution to those in need.
The CareKits are convenient drawstring backpacks that are easily kept in your vehicle for sharing. It's an opportunity to help those who may approach you at a freeway off-ramp, a turn-signal island, or in front of a retail store. Sometimes, and rightly so, it doesn't seem like money is the best option.
Each HomeAid Inland Empire CareKit has bottled water, a nutritious snack, clean socks, a rain poncho, survival blanket, hand warmers, soap, deodorant, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a 211 Card - Which can put the unsheltered person or family in touch with resources to house them, and provide additional meals & sanitary conditions. It's not just a handout, but a hand up.
The Cal Baptist Nursing volunteers and supporters of HomeAid Inland Empire are:
Instructor - Amanda Hollingsworth, MSN, RN
Justina Dreschler, SN, CBU
Celeste Merlin, SN, CBU
Miranda Allred, SN, CBU
Nicole San Martin, SN, CBU
Arley Garcia, SN, CBU
Jennifer Ruiz, SN, CBU
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