Land Tejas donates 16th lot for GHBA charity project
Updated 12:00 am, Sunday, April 22, 2018
The Greater Houston Builders Association’s charity fundraiser, the Benefit Homes Project has been working with Houston’s homebuilders, developers, trades, suppliers and vendors for 38 years to raise funds for local charities, and there have been many outstanding milestones during this time. One important achievement stands out. Since 1998, Land Tejas has donated 15 lots to the Benefit Homes Project. From the first lot in their Canyon Gate Community of Northpointe, to the most recent donated lot in their new community of Lago Mar, Land Tejas has been a constant within the Benefit Homes team. These lot donations have an estimated total value of $1,080,000. GHBA is proud to announce that Land Tejas is donating their 16th lot to the Benefit Homes Project for a home to be built by Highland Homes. The home will be built in the community of Balmoral.
“This number is a huge factor in why the GHBA’s annual charity fundraiser has been so successful,” said Cindy Hinson, chairman of the Project. “Al Brende, co-owner of Land Tejas has shared the vision of the Benefit Homes Project for two decades. His generosity has served the Benefit Homes charities well, beginning with Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the Alzheimer’s Association, HomeAid Houston, and for the first time in 2017, Operation Finally Home. We can’t thank Land Tejas enough for their years of dedication to giving back to the community.”
Each year, two homes are built for the Benefit Homes Project with donated materials, labor and services from GHBA members in prime communities throughout the Houston area. The homes are sold at market value and the homebuyer purchases a luxury home with amenities not often found in other homes with similar pricing. Since the project began, more than $10 million has been raised.
“One of the very first things we did when setting up Land Tejas was to develop a partnership with the GHBA,” said Brende. “When they approached us with the first Benefit Homes opportunity in 1998, we jumped at the chance. Not only does this cause help the greater Houston community, but it strengthens our bond with the builders who have been so loyal to us over the years. It is extremely gratifying to witness the impact the Benefit Homes project has made by helping those in need.”