Bismarck, N.D., Sept. 14, 2017 — Verity Homes is once again teaming up with HOPE International to fight poverty around the world, while also supporting locally-operated charities here in North Dakota. Participating in the organization’s “Homes for Hope” program for the fourth time, Verity Homes will host a ground-breaking ceremony at 305 Cobblestone Loop in Mandan, N.D., on Friday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Proceeds from the home sale will be donated to HOPE International and Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue, a local pet adoption agency in Mandan. The public is invited to attend the ground-breaking ceremony.
After learning about Homes for Hope at a homebuilders convention, Verity CEO Arthur Goldammer saw an opportunity. As one of North Dakota’s most prominent home builders, Verity could harness its network of land developers, suppliers and skilled tradesmen to donate their time, talents and resources to give back to their communities simply by doing what they do best—build homes.
“Everyone involved that supports us through donations, labor or material discounts enable all of us to do what we normally do every day and are good at, while helping those in need both locally and globally,” Goldammer said. “It’s been a great partnership for Verity, and we plan to continue working with HOPE to put our homebuilding skills to great use for the benefit of our local communities.”
Since 1999, Homes for Hope has worked with the homebuilding industry to generate more than $10 million in financial support for HOPE International’s microeconomic development programs that fight poverty around the world. The organization has completed more than 100 homes to date, resulting in an estimated one million micro loans aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty by empowering aspiring entrepreneurs. Partnering with HOPE since 2015, Verity alone has empowered more than a thousand individual entrepreneurs with funding to help them establish their businesses.
“We just fell in love with HOPE’s philosophy of ‘building locally to fight poverty globally,’” Goldammer said. “Just as HOPE enables the individuals it serves to utilize their God-given talents, we’re also able to make use of our talents in service to them. And we’re also able to give back to our local community by supporting the Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue, a cause near and dear to our hearts.”
The ground-breaking ceremony from 10:30 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, will include remarks from Verity CEO, Arthur Goldammer, as well as representatives from Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue. Goldammer will recognize the businesses and partners who have already signed on to support this year’s Homes for Hope build, including Gate City Bank, Quality Title, Ramos Plumbing, Front Street Millwork, Tamarack Materials, Winsupply and Concrete Structures LLC. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to come celebrate