Home Builders Foundation’s 2022 Annual Celebration, presented by Alpine Lumber, was held on October 13th at Vehicle Vault in Parker. Nearly 300 builders, trade partners and professionals gathered to support HBF, which is HBA of Metro Denver’s Charity of Choice. They admired the cars, chatted with old friends, enjoyed delicious food and drinks and strategized on how to place the winning bid on a multitude of Silent Auction items.
The theme for the evening, “Better Together” was woven through the evening’s program. HBF Board President, Devin Bundy, spoke about the dedication of the board, staff and building community and reminisced about the first HBF project he worked on and the lasting impact that it had on both him and the McClure Concrete team. Beth Forbes, HBF’s Executive Director, explained how the collaboration of the entire community translates into a powerful impact for those with physical disabilities. She reported that 240 home modification projects for 120 clients are expected to be completed by year-end. With much of the labor and materials for these projects donated by builders, trade partners and suppliers in the building industry, the retail value of these projects is equivalent to $1.2 million. HBF client Teresa Nguyen, who was born with a brittle bone disease, shared how the work that HBF did this year allowed her to access the outdoor spaces in her first home – to pursue her passion for gardening, entertain family and friends on her deck safely and play with her dog in the back yard. The program concluded with a moving a video featuring HBF supporters from a variety of backgrounds who each play a role in elevating the lives of individuals living with a physical disability.
The theme, “Better Together,” carried into the record-breaking paddle raiser, with yellow paddles flashing continually throughout the room, resulting in donations of $138,000 to HBF! Next year is HBF’s 30th anniversary and events throughout the year will showcase the valuable impact that has been made on the lives of more than 2,000 individuals.