“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
– Luke 28:16
Moving Forward by Giving Back
John and Margaret Heidel, the founders of Homestead, built into the company culture the core philosophy that as Christians it is our responsibility to do as much good as possible – within our community and beyond! Because of you, we are able to give back via charities that we love and believe in.
When you build a home with Homestead we make a donation, in your name, to one of the organizations highlighted below. We have chosen these organizations because of their scope and the personal connection we have with each one.
Hope Reins was started by Kim Tschirret, an old friend of the Heidel family. Kim saw an opportunity to rescue horses while also providing a much-needed resource to children in North Carolina. With severe reductions in state-funded mental health and limited accessible services, Hope Reins uses rescued horses that connect to the children through their own stories of rescue and restoration.
At Hope Reins, they believe hurting people need hope, especially hurting kids. A child experiencing an acute crisis needs the foundational elements of a healthy relationship: safety and trust. Through establishing a safe and caring relationship, a person of faith and a rescued horse can help the child begin the process of healing.
Mackenzie is a friend of the Heidel’s. Mackenzie suffers from a rare lung condition called Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) that requires her to do nebulizer treatments twice a day striving to avoid an upper respiratory infection. PCD also causes other complications that create life-long health issues.
The PCD Foundation (PCDF) helps improve the lives of those with PCD. The PCDF’s mission is to improve the quality of life of those affected by PCD and develop the means to find a cure.
Raleigh Rescue Mission is dedicated to helping the homeless in Raliegh and Wake County make a commitment to transforming their lives, and many who commit to the programs spend an average of one year under their roof. The organization helps them break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and gives them the tools to overcome the negative factors that led to their homelessness in the first place. As home builders, this fits well with our mission of delivering dream homes for our clients.
Saving Grace is a non-profit animal rescue in Wake Forest that is dedicated to helping homeless animals of all types find permanent, loving homes. Since opening in 2004, Saving Grace has found homes for more than 22,000 animals. Molly Goldston founded this incredible organization because she believed rescue dogs were her own saving grace. Her goal is to help every neglected dog she rescues find their own loving family.