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EYA Renovates Alexandria's Carpenter's Homeless Shelter

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By: EYA Homes on July 4th, 2010

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Join Congressman Jim Moran, Alexandria Mayor Bob Euille and representatives from HomeAid, Builder Captain EYA and Carpenter’s Shelter on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

CHANTILLY, VA – HomeAid Northern Virginia, Builder Captain EYA and Carpenter’s Shelter will co-host the Dedication Ceremony for Carpenter’s Shelter residential facility on N. Henry Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, on July 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Congressman Jim Moran, Alexandria Mayor Bob Euille and Ralph Boyd, President of the Freddie Mac Foundation, are also scheduled to participate in the ceremony.

“We’re so appreciative that our partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia gives us the tools and space we need to fulfill our mission as teachers who work to create self-sufficiency for homeless and formerly homeless children, families and adults,” said Fran Becker, Executive Director of Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria. “In addition to HomeAid Northern Virginia, I’d like to thank several other organizations in our wonderful, caring community for their support – Builder Captain EYA, Rust Orling Architecture and Commercial Carpets of America.”

Builder Captain EYA worked with 20 trade partners to renovate existing interior space to provide much needed classrooms and counseling rooms in the building Carpenter’s Shelter has occupied since 1999.

“Our philosophy is to give back to the communities we work in,” said John Fahey, Builder Captain EYA’s Sr. Vice President. EYA was established in 1992 with the vision of creating distinct urban lifestyle neighborhoods that will positively impact individual lives and communities in a socially responsible way.

“We’ve been active in Alexandria since the founding of the company. We have a new project that we are working on in partnership with the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority that will bring a diversity of housing options to a five-city block area in Alexandria. Getting involved with the Carpenter’s Shelter project is our way of saying thank you to the community and to the city.”

“We are very proud of our work on this project,” said John DeZinno, HomeAid Northern Virginia Board President and Senior Vice President, Bank of America. “We couldn’t do it without our Builder Captain, EYA, and our trade partners. The true magic of HomeAid is that, with our Builder Captain’s and trade partners’ help, we can save money for an organization like Carpenter’s Shelter so that they can focus their resources on providing much-needed support to the local community.”

HomeAid Northern Virginia, a chapter of HomeAid America, was founded in 2001. Since then, builders and supporters have donated labor, materials, management and other resources to either rebuild or rehabilitate homeless shelters and transitional housing facilities in Northern Virginia. More than 50 projects have been completed by HomeAid Northern Virginia, with a total retail value of $10 million.

For more information on HomeAid Northern Virginia, visit the Web site at www.homeaidnova.org.

EYA thanks all the Trade Partners for their contributions to the project:

Alliance Structural Engineers, Inc
Atlantic Building Supply, Inc.
Buhl Electric Company, Inc.
Burgess Lighting Company
Breeden Heating and Air, Inc.
Burgers Cabinets
Century Tile, Inc
Commercial Carpets of America, Inc.
Eastern Applicators, Inc
Home Plus Inc.
Frye Masonry
Livingston Fire Protection, Inc
META Engineers, PC
Peed Plumbing, Inc.
Potomac Recycling
RustOrling Architecture
Southland Insulators, Inc.
TNT Services Group, Inc.
Triantos Electric Company