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The BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation is grateful to everyone who donated and attended the fourth annual Hearts In Housing Gala on April 27. Over 400 builders, remodelers, trade partners, and supporters joined together and raised $225,000 to support our work to build new and renovate existing transitional housing for Minnesota’s homeless, veterans, and others in need.
Proceeds from the event will help support these projects in 2019:
The need is still great for safe, durable, affordable housing for Minnesota’s homeless, veterans and others in need. Please consider donating to help support the work of the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation at BATCFoundation.org.
Two Hearts in Housing awards were given to individuals who went above and beyond in their support of the Foundation. This year’s Hearts in Housing award recipients were:
“This is not just ‘The’ Foundation, this is our industry’s Foundation,” said Bennett.
Our five 2018 build partners were also recognized for their significant contributions to projects last year. These companies are integral to how the Foundation works by stepping forward to serve as the general contractor on Foundation building projects. Our five build partners of 2018 are:
Watch our 2018 recap video to learn more about their projects:
After hearing how our worked helped to change an Avivo participants life, in true solidarity, builders, remodelers, trade associates and supporters raised their bidding paddles and contributed $84,000 to support future projects. The silent auction had more than 100 items that were donated by community members including golf packages, concert tickets, the latest tech accessories and so much more!
This year’s live auction featured five items including:
The Hearts in Housing Gala was filled with positive energy as the industry came together to make a lasting impact on the lives of those in need. It was a night of food, fun and masquerade mystique!
If you were unable to make it to the 2019 Gala, but would still like to donate to the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation, you can do so online at BATCFoundation.org.