Bridgeland recently made a charitable donation to Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County with funds raised specifically for the organization during the community’s annual Nature Fest event. During the past five years, The Howard Hughes Corporation development has donated more than $10,000 to the charity.
Bridgeland raises funds for the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate each year during Nature Fest, a popular spring event that draws thousands of people to the community’s Oak Meadow Park. This year, Liberty Mutual joined the fundraising efforts, pledging $10 for each Nature Fest visitor who signed up to receive an insurance quote. Liberty Mutual donated $1,150, with the remainder of the $3,334 check raised through other activities at Nature Fest.
Donations support Habitat for Humanity’s mission of eliminating sub-standard housing. The Northwest Harris County chapter, one of eight affiliates in the Houston metro area, was established in 1989 and in September will raised the walls on its 200th home.
“Bridgeland’s most recent donation couldn’t come at a better time — as we embark on our 200th home,” says Chad Greer, corporate relations manager for the local affiliate. “We appreciate the constant support Bridgeland has given us through the years.”
“It’s important to us to have that charitable component during major events such as Nature Fest and the upcoming Howl-O-Ween Fest,” explains Peter Houghton, vice president of Bridgeland. “It’s all about making the larger community a better place, and Habitat for Humanity is certainly a worthy recipient.”
Frequently acknowledged for excellence in residential development, Bridgeland was honored for being a good community partner by the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce, which named the master-planned community as its “Business of the Year” in 2008.
Bridgeland and Liberty Mutual recently donated $3,334 to Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County.
From left: Lona Shipp, Andrea Shotwell, Chad Greer, Martha Gros, and Bridgeland Bill