Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corporation makes donation to HomeAid
INLAND EMPIRE, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2011)—The Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corporation (IEERC) recently donated $1,000 to HomeAid Inland Empire, the Building Industry Association’s local nonprofit charity. IEERC’s contribution is part of its efforts to aid inland families and communities in need.
The donation will be used to support Veronica’s Home of Mercy, a shelter located in San Bernardino for local homeless and abused women and their children. HomeAid Inland Empire built and completed the shelter in 2010, which is currently home to 80 women and children.
“As the corporation enters the next phase, charitable assistance will be a new facet of our work to better inland neighborhoods,” said Robert Hooker, president of IEERC. “HomeAid has changed thousands of lives across the U.S. and has done wonderful work in our community. We support their efforts to give those in need, the sanctuary and resources to start anew.”
HomeAid’s mission is to construct and maintain local temporary shelters where homeless families can rebuild their lives. These shelters offer an alternative to substance abuse, abortion, domestic violence and homelessness, and provide a nurturing family atmosphere and a number of physical, emotional and educational services to people grow and become independent.
For more information about HomeAid or how to donate, visit www.homeaidie.org
The Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corporation (IEERC) is a non-profit agency dedicated to preventing the spread of blight in neighborhoods experiencing high levels of foreclosures. The organization helps stabilize real estate values in distressed neighborhoods and provide more homeownership opportunities by purchasing, rehabilitating and selling foreclosed properties. For more information, visit www.ieerc.com.
About HomeAid Inland Empire
HomeAid Inland Empire is a regional chapter of the Building Industry Association’s national nonprofit charity that constructs and renovates temporary shelters for homeless families. The chapter was established in 1990 and is dedicated to creating dignified housing in the Inland Empire where homeless families can rebuild their lives. To date, HomeAid Inland Empire has completed 20 projects, the most recent being Casa Merced III for Mary’s Mercy Center in San Bernardino. Each project is made possible through the generous support of local home builders and their trade partners.