Author Archives: Kyle Ellerbe

High School Construction

A+ School Year

Grant High School students proudly loaded two picnic tables onto HBF’s truck this spring, knowing they were making lives more comfortable for people transitioning out of homelessness. HBF brought the tables to the Menlo Park Safe Rest Village, along with two others built by students at Beaverton’s Merlo Station High School. The picnic tables will […]

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Helpers at PHC

Building Justice

Building a new pen for goats is probably something the young construction crew never imagined when they signed up to spend their gap year in Portland. The nonprofit Tivnu brought the group to our project at A Village for One as a part of their mission to teach them that construction can bring social change. […]

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HBF Auction Committee in hats

Hat’s Off to the Gala!

The dream team is at it again for the 2023 Home Building Foundation Building Hope Gala and Auction. Our wonderful HBF auction committee met in April at the venue for the event, the gorgeous Tumwater Vineyard in West Linn. This year’s theme is Kentucky Derby, complete with a hat contest. The auction team has a […]

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Gwen Ozaki Board Member

Fresh Coat of Hope

HBF typically relies on the home building industry to provide their expertise to our shelter building projects. But, we also welcome weekend warriors who’d like to make a difference. Fireside Home Solutions, the Oregonian, and Washington Federal Bank recruited 30 volunteers to give up their Saturday March 4th to help with Painting for a Better […]

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Students Building Futures

The Spring Home and Garden Show put a spotlight on Home Building Foundation’s efforts to connect with local construction education. Students built two adorable playhouses at Beaverton’s Merlo Station High School program, and we asked to have them displayed at the Home Building Association show. Creative expert Puji Sherer at Miller Paint picked a perfect […]

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HBF Hits the Highway

Home Building Foundation received a very sweet donation right near Valentine’s Day. Executive Director Brenda Ketah received the keys from Parr Lumber’s Tim Jefferies and Drew Roberts for a gently used GMC truck. Parr’s Brian Kegg says they are happy to help “We at Parr have had a long-term relationship with HBF and are big […]

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Hero Hauler

Home Builders Foundation is lucky to have loyal trade contractors who will answer our call whenever we need help. Construction clean up and recycling company Clean it Up Mark! is one of them. Owner Kelly Cowan explains “I came to work for Mark McGregor to learn the business and eventually purchased it from him.” The […]

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Building Career Connections

Inside the historic Allen Temple CME Church, potential builders took a step towards a bright future. Construction pre-apprenticeship trainees interviewed with home building industry businesses at a Veteran’s Day Career Fair. HBF’s was invited to the hiring event as a result of our relationship as a supporter of Constructing Hope. Constructing Hope is leading a […]

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