Home Builders Raise $9 Million For Attack
Washington, DC The nation’s home builders have raised nearly $9
million for the Home Builders Care Victims’ Relief Fund,
established to assist the victims of terrorism, including the
rescue workers and other victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on
With fundraising efforts still ongoing as of early last month,
National Association of Home Builders president Bruce Smith
reported “an outpouring of support (that) has been nothing short of
Among the contributors to the fundraising effort are seven
publicly-traded home building firms, each of which has contributed
$1 million, according to the Washington, DC-based NAHB. The
companies include Beazer Homes, Centex Corp., Hovnanian
Enterprises, Lennar Corp., M.D.C. Holdings/ Richmond American
Homes, Pulte Homes and Toll Brothers.
In addition, the NAHB has contributed $250,000, and the trade
association’s philanthropic arm, the National Housing Endowment,
has contributed another $125,000.
The money will be earmarked for nationally-recognized funds that
provide direct assistance to the firefighters, police officers and
other victims of terrorist attacks, the NAHB said.