Author Archives: Teresa Spangler

Trap Shoot 2023

Shooting for Success

Unseasonably warm temperatures gave the 2023 Home Building Foundation Trap Shoot, presented by Parr Lumber , a summertime vibe. The sun was shining brightly as the most teams ever-75 -flocked to the Portland Gun Club early in the morning. Once team members registered, they lined up for biscuits and gravy from our breakfast volunteer team, […]

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Oregonian team

Hot Fun in the Summer Time

The five- star view of the Willamette River helped make an August gathering especially luxe for Home Building Foundation and our supporters. We are fortunate Board Member Jeffery Tamburro helped us reserve the NW Natural Gas downtown Portland rooftop for our annual Donor Appreciation Event. We raised a glass with several of our other board […]

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Glencoe students

High Marks for High School Builders

HBF Project Manager Chris McDowell manned the tractor as it gingerly moved two large sheds into the small backyard behind Project Homeless Connect in Hillsboro. Two Glencoe High students who built the sheds watched their handiwork settle into place.  Junior Rocco Marzilli says “It’s really nice, we are helping out people who need our help.” […]

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Women in Roofing Group

Raising the Roof

A busy team of women were in constant motion in front of Project Homeless Connect in Hillsboro, unloading plywood, gathering up falling shingles, and generally getting their hands dirty. These members of the local chapter of National Women in Roofing gave their time this summer to help with HBF’s remodel of the day shelter serving […]

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Chris McDowell

HBF’s In-House Hero

Home Building Foundation is celebrating an amazing five years with the work anniversary of our Project Manager, Chris McDowell.  McDowell adds a personal touch to our HomeAid America collaborative model of asking the residential building community to build or remodel shelter for providers serving people who are homeless. HBF Builder Captain Nathan Young praises him […]

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Festive Gala

Night of Wine and Roses

Home Building Foundation raised more than $410,000 from the Kentucky Derby themed 2023 Building Hope Gala & Auction. Presenting Sponsor California Closets, and host Tumwater Vineyard helped us draw a parade of hat wearing guests to the winery tasting room. Our loyal supporters outdid themselves with their outfit-coordinated hats, jaunty fascinators, and fedoras. Brightly colored […]

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