HomeAid Inland Empire Annual Trap Shoot Highlights | Gauging the Interest of the Community

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The 9th Annual HomeAid Inland Empire Trap Shoot and Builder Chili Cook-Off fundraiser event, held recently at Prado Olympic Shooting Park in Chino, raised nearly $25,000 to help renovate and build homeless shelters in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff was again the Honorary Chairman for the Trap Shoot this year, with HomeAid Inland Empire Board and Executive Committee members Satti Brown of KB Home and Michelle Estelle of Guild Mortgage serving as co-chairs.

HomeAid Inland Empire, the non-profit charity of the Southern California Building Industry Association (BIA) Riverside County and Baldy View Chapters, works with various homeless service provider partners to create shelter facilities that temporarily house individuals and families who need a place to stay while they try to rebuild their lives. 

           “For nearly a decade now, our annual Trap Shoot fundraiser has been a great opportunity for our outstanding building industry and corporate partners to make a significant financial commitment to help HomeAid address the problem of homelessness throughout the Inland Empire,” said Ray Osborne, Executive Director of the Riverside-based non-profit organization. “This year’s fundraising event was our most successful to date, and provides us with much-needed funding for our on-going shelter development program,” he added.                

US Bank and Union Bank were the primary sponsors for this year’s Trap Shoot event. Prospect Mortgage was the Lunch Sponsor. Petersen Dean Roofing & Solar and Driver SPG were the Photo Sponsors. Security Bank of California and KB Home were the Breakfast Sponsors. Capital Pacific Homes and Masonry Innovations were the Beverage Sponsors. In addition, Fusion Sign & Design provided all of the signage.

Other Trap Shoot sponsors included: California Apartment Association of Greater Inland Empire (AAGIE), Standard Pacific Homes, iMortgage, Richmond American Homes, Fidelity National Title, Lennar Inland/LA Division, 123 Home Keys/All Southern California Escrow, Stearns Lending, Glazing Concepts, G.C. Acoustics, Hy-Tech Tile, Hardy Frame, Guild Mortgage, Clark Pacific, K&S Entertainment, Mark Knorringa, and Developers Edge.  

The fivesome shooting team that included Sheriff Sniff and Riverside County BIA CEO Bill Blankenship and BIA Director of Government Affairs Nathan Miller, won the Class A team championship, the iMortgage team won the Class B title and the Gothic Landscape team won Class C.  Bill Blankenship won the overall top shooter award with a score of 46 out of a possible 50.     

Adding to the fun and festivities at the Trap Shoot event was the Builder Chili Cook-Off competition, involving several of the top homebuilding companies in the Inland Empire. Richmond American Homes was the winner of this year’s event.               

Many of HomeAid Inland Empire’s service provider partners, including Olive Crest, Operation SafeHouse, Path of Life Ministries, Lutheran Social Services (LSS), Foothill Family Shelter, Operation Grace and the Family Assistance Program had information tables at the Trap Shoot to give attendees an opportunity to learn more about what is being done to end homelessness in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.             

Since 1990, HomeAid Inland Empire has completed 29 homeless shelter facilities in Riverside and San Bernardino counties housing 787 beds valued at more than $17.1 million, with the Inland Empire homebuilding industry providing over $6.5 million in in-kind donations of funding, labor and materials. These facilities serve more than 2,500 homeless men, women and children annually in the two-county area.

For more information about the work being done by HomeAid Inland Empire, contact Executive Director Ray Osborne, ray@homeaidie.org, or visit the organization’s website at homeaidie.org to volunteer or make a donation.  

Inland Empire Homeless Children Will Benefit From HomeAid Essentials Collection



RIVERSIDE, CA (March 19, 2014) ---

Hundreds of homeless infants and toddlers who reside with their mothers and families at emergency and temporary living shelter facilities throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties will be receiving a variety of items being donated during the HomeAid Inland Empire Essentials For Young Living collection campaign currently underway through March 28.

            The annual HomeAid community outreach event will be collecting essential baby care items, including disposable diapers, baby wipes, baby food, and various baby hygiene products, as well as paper products like paper towels, toilet paper and tissues.      

The goal for this year’s Essentials campaign is to collect more than 12,000 baby care items.           

  The Essentials items will be picked up at the various collection box locations throughout the Inland Empire and inventoried at Sunrise Custom Storage in Riverside on March 24-26, then on March 27 and 28, the collected items will be distributed to eight homeless shelter facilities, managed by HomeAid Inland Empire service provider partners, that serve families and single women with children.

            The general public can bring baby care items to various Essential collection locations between the hours of 9am and 4pm through March 25, including the Riverside County BIA office at 3891 11th Street in Riverside; the Baldy View BIA office at 8711 Monroe Court, Suite B in Rancho Cucamonga; Frank Augustus Middle School at 17925 Krameria Avenue in Riverside; and the Moreno Valley Flower Box Shop at 17925 Frederick Avenue, Suite F-2 in Moreno Valley.

            “There are several hundred infants, toddlers, and young school age children currently residing with their mothers and families at homeless shelter facilities managed by our service provider partners in San Bernardino and Riverside counties,” commented HomeAid Inland Empire Executive Director Ray Osborne. “The items we are collecting during our Essentials campaign are very much needed and appreciated by the parents and service providers at the various shelters we serve,” he added.    

            Among the HomeAid Inland Empire homeless shelter service provider partners receiving the Essentials baby care item donations from this year’s collection campaign are: Mary’s Mercy Center’s Veronica’s Home and Mary’s Table charity operations in San Bernardino; Path of Life Ministries’ Family and King Hall shelter facilities in Riverside; Project T.O.U.C.H. in Temecula; Foothill Family Shelter in Upland; Inland Empire Rescue Mission in Corona, Valley Restart Shelter in Hemet, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Genesis House and Amelia’s Light Community Care Centers in Riverside; and Operation Grace in San Bernardino.

             Bank of America employee volunteer coordinators, second to left to second to right, Sandy Casteneda, Cathy Paredes and Isaias Guzman, join HomeAid Inland Empire Board member Danielle Gonzalez, right, and HAIE Executive Director Ray OsborneBank of America is the primary sponsor of this year’s HomeAid Essentials For Young Lives collection campaign. In addition to providing funding, Bank of America employee volunteers will be collecting baby care items, and will also help inventory and distribute the items collected.

                Other HomeAid Inland Empire corporate partners participating in the Essentials campaign will be US Bank, Union Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, KB Home, Stearns Lending, Developers Edge, 123 Home Keys/All Southern California Escrow, Prospect Mortgage, and Stater Bros. Markets, as well as the Baldy View and Riverside County Chapters of the Southern California Building Industry Association (BIA).

               HomeAid Inland Empire Board and Executive Committee member Deborah Kristianto of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will be the 2014 Essentials campaign chairman, with HomeAid Inland Empire Board member Kaytee Lett of Prospect Mortgage assisting her as co-chair.  

             HomeAid Inland Empire is a non-profit organization that is building new lives for homeless men, women and children in San Bernardino and Riverside counties through housing and community outreach.

            “The volunteer and collection location response for this year’s Essentials For Young Lives community outreach event has been outstanding. We have over 200 volunteers and nearly 100 collection box locations involved in the program,” Ray Osborne reported.  “Because of the overwhelming community support, we are able to heighten awareness of the increasing number of young children who are being impacted by the continuing homeless situation that exists in the Riverside and San Bernardino two-county area,” he added.

               For more information about the HomeAid Inland Empire Essentials For Young Lives collection campaign, please contact the HAIE Executive Director Ray Osborne at  ray@homeaidie.org or Stephanie Ligenfelter, HAIE Special Projects and Events Manager, at stephanie@homeaidie.org. You can also call 951/686-0628 or visit the organization’s website at homeaidie.org to volunteer or make a donation.


Annual Trap Shoot Raises Funds For HomeAid

We'd like to say thank you to all of our members who turned out for the recent Trap Shoot to benefit our local HomeAid chapters.  More than 100 people, both beginning and experienced shooters, competed to raise nearly $15,000 to help build and maintain housing for  transitionally homeless families and individuals.

Corporate sponsors for this year’s HomeAid Trap Shoot included Applied Photography, Crestwood Communities, CamGuard, Fred Farr, Fusion Sign and Design, and Pacific Premier Bank, with additional support from Suzanne’s Catering and Mike Medina Entertainment.

Thanks everyone!! Next year's event will take place May 20, 2011 at Prado Olympic Shooting Park

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