BIA CARES

By Alex Hemberger

 

BIA Cares, a nonprofit organization started by The Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky, is drastically changing the lives of deserving families throughout Kentucky. This nonprofit aims to support its community’s physical, emotional and social well-being through hands-on service projects.

In addition to the Operation Military Cheer campaign, which collects toys, coats, clothes and shoes for military families during the holidays, BIA Cares puts their construction skills to good use to improve the lives of Kentuckians. Their team offers remodeling services for families with accessibility needs and builds new homes for local veterans. The organization, along with its supporters, has now been able to provide three local veterans with homes of their own.

In 2017, BIA Cares selected Scott and Brooklyn Heideman as the Home for a Veteran recipients. Scott began serving in the U.S. Army immediately after graduating from high school. In 2016, he went on to pursue a double major as a full-time student. Brooklyn worked as a cardiopulmonary technician until recently when she and Scott started their own business together. Brooklyn also volunteers at the Thompson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. She there spends time with local veterans and assists in taking them to events around the area. Scott and Brooklyn’s new two-floor home on Walcot Way in Coventry Subdivision features three bedrooms and two and a half baths.

Although the organization usually builds homes for veterans, in 2018, BIA Cares selected Amya Catching, a different kind of hero, as the recipient of a new home. During the summer of 2017, Amya was paralyzed from the waist down at her 12th birthday party when she was struck by a stray bullet during a drive-by shooting. BIA Cares worked to build Amya and her family a new home that would be able to accommodate for her new needs.

BIA Cares is excited to announce their 2019 recipient at The Second Annual Funding Hope with BIA Cares on Saturday, August 17th at The Galerie in Versailles, KY. Join special guests, Joel Valentino and Boogie G and The Titanics, for a special night of  live music, incredible food and beverages, live auctions and more. Don’t miss out on your chance to be involved in a night of hope to support a very powerful cause. Visit biacares.com to register for this life changing event.

 

 

 



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