The residential building industry has a long history of giving back to the community. Nonprofits, organizations, and corporations alike all take part in various ways to contribute to different members of their local community.

The Home Builders Association of Durham, founded in 1962, has over 600 members who are builders, developers,subcontractors, suppliers, and professionals in businesses related to residential construction. With a strong desire to give back to their community, they have raised $11,895 for scholarships for local high school seniors pursuing construction-industry college degrees.

The HBA’s foundation will be awarded to the recipients at the Spring Membership Meeting, and applications are set to be available in February of 2018. The board of directors at the HBA foundation work separately from the large association.

“Meeting these students, the future of our industry, is why I have served on this board for 20 years” states Michele Myers of M Squared Builders, the Secretary/Treasurer of the HBA Foundation.

HBA CEO and Foundation Executive Director
Holly Fraccaro shares, “I could not be more proud to serve the HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties and its Foundation. The charitable spirit of this association was the ultimate decision-making factor for me in accepting this position.”

To fundraise for these amazing scholarships, the HBA hosted a casino night earlier in November at the PNC Triangle Club at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. With over 130 attendees, members enjoyed casino-style games, and auctions.

The HBA is also responsible for the Parade of Homes each year. In Wake County, one builder decided to do something spectacular for the community by building the Parade of Play Homes, 10 unique play homes from Terramor Homes. Raffle tickets were sold to buyers who entered in a chance to win one of the play homes, benefitting Duke Children’s Hospital and YMCA of the Triangle.

In addition to the fundraising from the raffle tickets, Michelle Simms (Co-Owner of Terramor), has declared that Terramor will match all contributions made in December.

“The Terramor team is very excited to be matching contributions from now until our drawing, in support of Duke Children’s Hospital and the YMCA of the Triangle,” says Simms. “This means that if you donate or purchase raffle tickets of any amount, from $10 to $500 or MORE, Terramor will match your contribution! What an amazing
surprise a play home would be for any child in your life or neighborhood playground. This is the season for giving… We need your help to make this project a success. Let’s do it together! Thank you for your consideration in joining in our mission of giving back to the community.”


What great community we are amongst in the Triangle! If you would like more information on the Terramor Parade of Play Homes, click here.

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