Source: Houston Chronicle
The Astros are back in business, though modified to address the COVID 19 restrictions, and that means HomeAid Houston’s Project Playhouse is also launching with a new format. This is the 14th year that the Astros and the Astros Charitable Foundation have partnered with HomeAid on Project Playhouse.
Project Playhouse raises funds for HomeAid’s mission to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid has partnered with First America Homes, the home-building division of The Signorelli Co. on the to build the playhouse that is space-themed and called Mission Control.
Throughout the years, playhouse has been displayed at Minute Maid Park during home games in late summer, but due to the current COVID 19 restrictions Mission Control will be docking at a number of high traffic locations within the community instead. Further details on ETA’s and galaxies to come.
The playhouse is designed in size to meet the standard Houston community deed restrictions and is also modular to make it easy to transport and install. Mission Control features an operable Dutch-style spaceship door, a detachable slide, a flat screen TV, a gaming system and gaming chairs that appeal to children and adults of all ages.
“It is an honor to work with the Astros and the Astros Charitable Foundation every year on this fun way to raise awareness and funds,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston. “The current restrictions are challenging but they haven’t deterred the heart and spirit of the playhouse team. We thank the First America crew and all of the generous sponsors who have stepped up during an unprecedented time to ensure Mission Control raises valuable funds that will build hope in our community.”
The Mission Control team is led by Dave Barnhart, division president, Homebuilding Division includes Danny Signorelli, CEO; Ramiro Gonzalez, vice president of sales, Homebuilding Division; Kris Moreno, director of construction, Homebuilding Division; Kristen Rinewalt, purchasing manager, Homebuilding Division; Siedah Chaney, purchasing coordinator, Homebuilding Division; Sandra Ferguson, marketing director, the Signorelli Company; Angelina Naspretto, marketing manager, Homebuilding Division and Codi Bishop, junior graphic designer, Homebuilding Division.
“On behalf of the entire First America Homes and Signorelli Company team, we are truly honored to have been selected as the builder lead for Project Playhouse this year,” said Barnhart. “It has been a rewarding experience to work on this year’s space-themed design which I can say objectively is ‘out of this world’ with its detailing and amenities. We are looking forward to docking it later this summer.”
Since 2003, HomeAid Houston, a charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), has been building transitional shelters for non-profit agencies that provide services and support to men, women, children and veterans facing homelessness.
For more information, visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.