HOUSTON (May 20, 2010) – Last year, Houston Dynamo forward Brian Ching set a goal to raise $75,000. Most noteworthy all in order to build a green-upgraded home. One for a Houston family most importantly in need. All through a partnership with Houston Habitat for Humanity. Moreover with the support of Dynamo Charities, sponsors, and his teammates.
Green Homes for Those In Need
So Brian Ching achieved his goal. Now he also takes part in a formal dedication today at the site of the new home for Theresa Urbano and her two young children.
In addition, this Houston Habitat green-upgraded home. Located in northeast Houston in the Milby Park subdivision, is the result of a partnership that includes: KHOU, BMC Software, Turner Construction, CompuTech, Avalon Wine, MLS W.O.R.K.S, Wasserman Media Group and Dynamo Charities. One of which are friends at Green Mountain Energy that I know care!
Ching’s desire to participate in this project stemmed from a public service announcement he shot for Houston Habitat for Humanity two years ago. Ching was interested in the work Houston Habitat does in the community and was impressed with the effort the organization puts into finding appropriate families for each home. To help raise money for the project, Ching hosted a post-game party following the 2010 MLS All-Star Game. Most importantly all proceeds from the door charge going directly to the build.
The project is a green-upgraded home. A home which will also be the third of its kind built by Houston Habitat. Features of the home include a 10-panel solar system for electricity generation, non-VOC paint, and Forest Stewardship Council-approved recycled cabinetry in both the kitchen and bathrooms. This home also includes a solar-powered hot water heater, provided by Green Mountain Energy Company’s Big Texas Sun grant to Houston Habitat.
In addition to the green aspect of the house, one room of the house will be decorated. Finally to feature the club’s commitment to hometown involvement. The room will feature an orange wall, Dynamo curtains and bedspreads and a Brian Ching poster.
Source: Green Mountain Energy