Pictured above left to right: Clyde C. Jackson Jr. Chairman / CEO of Wynne / Jackson Real Estate Development, Steve Brooks, CEO Grand Homes, Michael C. Jackson, Vice President / Principal Wynne / Jackson Development, and Beau Brooks, President Grand Homes.
Grand Homes and Homes for Hope tackle World Hunger Together – One Home at a Time
Grand Homes has partnered with Hope International, a Christian Charitable Organization, to give families in underdeveloped nations a hand up to help them get out of the devastating cycle of poverty, disease, and hunger. Grand Homes, along with their vendor partners, broke ground on the home in the beautiful McKinney, Texas community of Wilmeth Ridge. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the home will be donated to Hope International and used as microfinance loans awarded to small business owners in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central America. This will be the 8th home that Grand Homes and their partners have built and donated to the organization since 2008. Through the combined efforts of the Grand Homes Team, they have donated over $2.1 million to the charity.
Steve Brooks, the founder of Dallas-based homebuilder, Grand Homes, spoke at the groundbreaking. “I was able to start Grand Homes because someone gave me a chance,” said Brooks, “and Hope International gives us the opportunity to do the same for thousands of other families. Through the microfinance program, and with the high rate at which these loans are repaid, a single home sale can help thousands of families for generations. These people don’t need much; usually, the loans are for just $100-$200, but they’re paid back at over 96%, so that money can be reused for additional loans, and continue to improve the quality of life for so many for generations. Sometimes it’s as simple as a few tools, a stove, or a sewing machine that can make all the difference.”
The Homes for Hope program works when a home builder, their trade partners, and land developer get together and donate all the resources and people necessary to build and sell a home. All proceeds from the sale of the home go directly into the microfinance program and will be used in the communities.
Beau Brooks, President of Grand Homes, addressed the builder’s vendor partners at the event, “There is no more effective charity on the planet,” he emphasized. “The people you’re helping are family business owners. They’re trying to get their kids into schools; they’re trying to build houses, put roofs over their heads and food on the table. They’re truly entrepreneurial. The program gives these people the tools for a better life. It gives them hope.”
This Grand Homes’, Home for Hope, will be located in the Wilmeth Ridge Community, 5908 Augustine Road, McKinney, TX 75071, and is expected to raise over $450,000 and help over 20,000 families. To learn more about Homes for Hope, visit http://homes4hope.org