House Party 2014
Thank you to the hundreds of supporters who made the recent Annual House Party a tremendous success! Because of you, the evening achieved new heights in securing affordable housing for our neighbors in need. More than $53,000 was raised from the live and silent auctions, ticket sales, direct donations, and business sponsorships. An additional $12,000 in support was contributed by the business community, including more than $7,500 from NBC29 in PSA airtime that significantly boosted outreach of the event. Big thanks to these fine vendors which made the festivities so special: Breckenridge Carriage, Castle Hill Cider, Crutchfield, Flowers by Natalie, l’etoile, Robert Jospé Trio, Virginia Distillery Company, and Virginia Tent Rentals.
Who will be helped?
Diane, a single mother of one daughter who is unexpectedly unemployed, will receive a new pressure storage tank for her well, repairs to leaking plumbing lines, and much needed septic tank service.
Robert, a 71-year-old neighbor, will finally have solid ceilings and floors again after living with the impacts of water damage he has not been able to repair on his limited social security income.
The home where 89-year-old Eloise lives will have new insulation, air sealing, and other energy-efficient retrofits installed very soon.
Housing Hero Award
Congratulations to the 2014 Housing Hero Award honoree, Wells Fargo. We salute this community partner and its team member volunteer program for its dedication to AHIP’s mission and clients. Over the past 12 months, Wells Fargo has donated $45,000 for critical home repairs and energy-efficiency upgrades for two senior families and one family with children. From the 87 branches throughout Western Virginia to the regional president’s office in Charlottesville, Wells Fargo has devoted 120 volunteer hours to these projects. We are grateful for Wells Fargo’s investment in our community and in the health and well-being of our neighbors.