HomeAid Northern Virginia Celebrates Community Contributions

HomeAid Northern Virginia presented awards to a local nonprofit, business and business leader at its 17th annual Gala & Auction on Nov. 10 at Lansdowne Resort.

The organization mobilizes the local homebuilding business community and its corporate partners to undertake new construction and major renovations for homeless shelters, supporting housing facilities and nonprofits that help homeless individuals and families in the community gain stability.

At its gala earlier this month, HANV presented the Nonprofit Service Provider Project of the Year Award to Loudoun Hunger Relief; the Trade Partner of the Year Award to Staged Interior in Chantilly; and the Presidents’ Award to John Buhl Jr. of Buhl Electric Company, based in Sterling.

Loudoun Hunger Relief collaborated with HANV this year on a full renovation of its food distribution space, which now includes a food selection “client choice” room that better displays the wide range of food items available, giving families more autonomy over their choices and more privacy while they shop.

Staged Interior has donated more than $200,000 of furniture and accessories to HANV projects including: furnishings for a group home HANV built for Youth for Tomorrow; furnishings for the seven HANV-renovated affordable housing units operated by Community Lodgings in Alexandria; and furnishings for the 12 supportive housing units in Woodbridge that HANV upgraded for Catholic Charities.

Buhl was celebrated for his company’s support of 15 HANV projects, including Youth for Tomorrow, Shelter House and ACTS Turning Points Domestic Violence Program, through their giving of donations and in-kind services and expertise.

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