Sable Homes Sales Manager Karin Kay talked with WOOD Radio’s Justin Barclay on West Michigan Live about the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids Foundation’s Clay Shoot event on Thursday, Oct. 24.
As part of its mission to give back and support West Michigan’s home construction industry, HBAF, in partnership with Professional Women in Building, is hosting a clay shoot all day on Thursday at Blendon Pines Sporting Clays, 8455 88th Ave., in Zeeland.
“We really strive to be more impactful in our community,” Kay said during her radio interview on Friday, Oct. 18. “The Clay Shoot event is a great time to network, meet new people and come out with your family and friends – even if you don’t enjoy shooting.”
The event, held rain or shine, includes lunch, dinner, auctions and an award reception. For those not interested in clay shooting, a corn hole tournament will also be held.
Proceeds from the annual event support the HBA Foundation’s programming, special needs projects and development resources, such as:
• Partnering with Home Repair Services and Disability Advocates for nearly 30 years to construct more than 650 access ramps and other critical home repairs
• Forming the Next Generation/Workforce Development Committee and partnering with local education and community partners to attract, train and retain talent for the residential construction industry
• Awarding more than $250,000 in grants to nonprofits serving some of our most vulnerable special needs community members, including Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, Shepherds of Independence and Bethany Christian Services YouthBuild
• Presenting “Home Building Careers” to more than 30,000 local students at MiCareerQuest and raising awareness of construction career pathways through the formation of the Construction Workforce Development Alliance (CWDA) with the Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter (ABCWM) and the American Subcontractors Association of Michigan (ASAM)
• Constructing large-scale special needs housing, including the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan to provide a “home away from home” for families traveling to Grand Rapids for their child’s medical or mental health treatment; and Hope Community, a 24-unit home for single mothers and their children; and additional housing projects for children served through D.A. Blodgett St. John’s Home.
“As a member of the HBA Foundation, we want to make an impact on the lives of those with special housing needs and prepare our youth for the residential construction industry. Our clay shoot event is a great way to do just that,” said John Bitely, HBA Next Generation committee member and president of Sable Homes. “Join us for a fun fall day that supports all aspects of the home building industry in West Michigan.”
Listen to Kay’s Clay Shoot interview on Wood Radio West Michigan Live Podcast.