Midland shelter partners with home building company for fundraising project – nbc25news.com


Midland’s Open Door, an emergency shelter is partnering with Greystone Homes for a unique project.It’s called “Building for Change”. They’re building and selling a home as a fundraiser to help Midland’s Open Door programs that benefit homeless single mothers and their children. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

MIDLAND, Mich. – Midland’s Open Door, an emergency shelter is partnering with Greystone Homes for a unique project.

It’s called “Building for Change”.

They’re building and selling a home as a fundraiser to help Midland’s Open Door programs that benefit homeless single mothers and their children.

The services they provide help the women to transition into permanent housing and long-term financial stability.

“Over the years one of the greatest needs that we’ve been seeing is for single moms and their kid,” says Renee Pettinger, executive director of Midland’s Open Door.

Limited funding and resources only allow the organization to meet the housing needs of about 60 percent of the homeless single moms and their children.

Pettinger says right now in the shelter they have four families, so four moms with kids that are struggling.

Greystone Homes is building a custom home and 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the home will go to Midland’s Open Door.

The home will sale for $465,000 and they are currently looking for a buyer.

Every discounted service they receive from contractors in addition to the monetary pledges from the community is helping to increase the profits for the projecy.

“The cool things about this is that whoever does end up in this home is really looking at a long term investment and a massive impact in this community for single moms and their kids,” says Pettinger.

For more information on Midland’s Open Door, click here.

For more information on Greystone Homes, click here.



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