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HomeAid, First America Homes to launch Playhouse

The recent successful launch of SpaceX was a pivotal event in the history of space travel and exploration that will become a new chapter in the history books. HomeAid Houston is writing its own history with the upcoming launch of their version of a successful space-themed journey with Mission Control, the 2020 HomeAid Houston Project Playhouse that will launch in a matter of weeks. HomeAid’s Mission Control will not be gathering space data, but it will be raising awareness about homelessness in the community and raising much needed funds to help those less fortunate.

This is the 14th year for this HomeAid Houston fundraiser that is in partnership with the Houston Astros and the Astros Charitable Foundation. Mission Control is being built by First America Homes, the home-building division of The Signorelli Co. 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 may be docking at a number of high-traffic locations within the community instead.

The playhouse is designed in size to meet the standard Houston community deed restrictions and is also modular to make it easily transportable. Mission Control, features an operable Dutch-style spaceship door, a detachable slide, a flat screen TV, a gaming system and gaming chairs that appeals to children and adults of all ages.

“HomeAid is grateful to the team of First America Homes/Signorelli and the playhouse’s generous sponsors as they man Mission Control while working together to raise funds for future HomeAid projects,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston. “This year’s fluid circumstances are not stopping the Mission Control team in their quest to launch this fundraiser. We are also identifying and reviewing options for the landing of the Playhouse toward late summer, and once finalized we will be sharing that information with (the) public.”

The Mission Control team, led by Dave Barnhart, division president, home building division includes Danny Signorelli, CEO; Ramiro Gonzalez, vice president of sales, home building division; Kris Moreno, director of construction, home building division; Kristen Rinewalt, purchasing manager, home building division; Siedah Chaney, purchasing coordinator, home building division; Sandra Ferguson, marketing director, the Signorelli Company; Angelina Naspretto, marketing manager, home building division and Codi Bishop, junior graphic designer, home building division.

Hall of Fame sponsors are Satterfield & Pontikes Construction and Taylor Morrison/Darling Homes.

Home Run sponsors are Builders Post-Tension, ISC Building Materials, MC Surfaces, Newland, Rock Materials and Trendmaker Homes. All Star sponsors are Allpoints Surveying, Andrade Concrete & Construction, Arrow Glass Industries, Cervelle Homes, Corey Construction, Eric l. Davis Engineering and Wisenbaker Builder Services.

In-kind donors are Adventure Playground Systems, BMC, Houston Sign Co., Radical Galaxy and IES Residential.

“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. “We are excited about this year’s space-themed design which I can say objectively is ‘over the moon’ with its detailing and amenities. We are looking forward to a lunar landing 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 about HomeAid Houston, visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.

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