Provided by HomeAid Northern Virginia
More than 30,000 diapers and 30,000 baby wipes were distributed to 18 homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities throughout Northern Virginia this week. This was part of HomeAid Northern Virginia’s “Builders for Babies” diaper drive.
HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) builds and renovates homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities. They use the donated expertise, labor and resources of local homebuilders. Organizations are then able to focus their budgets and resources on supportive programs and services rather than on building expenses. Sixteen of HANV’s building partners hosted diaper drive collections to assist families in shelters and supportive housing programs.
In Prince William, HANV delivered diapers and wipes to Catholic Charities in Woodbridge and ACTS in Dumfries.
About HomeAid Northern Virginia
HomeAid Northern Virginia is a chapter of HomeAid America. The organization convenes and mobilizes the local homebuilding business community and its corporate partners to undertake new construction and major renovations for homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities. Facilities are owned by nonprofit service providers that help homeless individuals and families in our community gain stability and get back on the road to self-sufficiency. HANV was started in 2001 by members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA). Since then, they have completed 143 construction projects valued at more than $15.7 million. Together, these have served as a safe and stable space for more than 138,000 vulnerable individuals in our community.