CDW Homes Launches Homes for HOPE Project
On a beautiful, late September evening, Homes for HOPE gathered in Richmond, VA with CDW Homes owner Chad White’s family, friends, trade partners, and suppliers for an open house and the launch of their first-ever Homes for HOPE Project! We enjoyed delicious El Salvadoran food sourced by his incredibly talented framer, as Chad shared his vision for CDW Homes. From their website:
At CDW Homes, we wish to empower you to build a home that fits your unique style and flow of your life. From Concept through Design and onto doing the Work – we build for the way you live. Winston Churchill, in a speech to Parliament on October 28, 1943, said, “We shape our buildings, and afterward our buildings shape us.” You are the home-builder! Let us power your vision.
One of the pillars of Chad’s vision is to be generous through his company and serve those in need. While addressing those in attendance, he quoted a stirring article by the late Tim Keller,
The Bible says that all your money belongs to God, who then entrusts it to you (1 Chron. 29:14; 1 Cor. 4:7)…As a result, we can say that to be radically generous is not only a matter of mercy but of justice…You have moral obligations to both God and your neighbor to use your money unselfishly, and with great generosity to love others with it, according to both your ability and to their needs… The call to advocacy assumes that a fact of our fallen world is a highly uneven distribution of opportunity and resources. “The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends” (Proverbs 14:20; 19:4). To be born into a privileged family is to automatically have “friends”—connections to people with power, immense social capital that paves the way in life. But the poor do not have such capital.
It is clear to all those around him that Chad practices what he preaches, and Homes for HOPE counts it a great privilege to be a catalyst for his generosity, bolstered by the good work of CDW Homes and their trade partners and suppliers, to help alleviate global poverty.
Chad first learned of the mission of Homes for HOPE when he and I providentially met while eating breakfast at a McDonald’s in Las Vegas during this year’s NAHB International Builders Show. From a McDonald’s in Las Vegas to a Richmond, VA launch to the world, we are excited to see what God has in store for this new partnership.
If you, you company, or someone you know might like to join us as a building industry response to global poverty, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Homes for HOPE’s project manager at email@example.com