Grand Homes Builds New Home in McKinney for Hope International

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Groundbreaking of new home in McKinney TX by Grand Homes for Hope International

Grand Homes invites members of the community to attend a groundbreaking celebration of their eighth Home for HOPE. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 24 from 12:00 until 1:30 at 5908 Augustine Rd, McKinney, TX in their Wilmeth Ridge neighborhood.

The charity home will be built as part of Grand Homes’ master-planned neighborhood on Wilmeth Road just west of Lake Forest Dr. Grand Homes’ trade partners – subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants – will donate or discount their labor, materials and services to help secure a large donation upon the sale of the home. The donation from the sale of the 4 bedroom, 2,500 square foot home, priced at $444,900, will benefit HOPE International, a microfinance network dedicated to alleviating world poverty by providing financial services for impoverished families. The house can be purchased at any phase of construction – even pre-sold to allow the customer to make the house uniquely their own. Wilmeth Ridge is a master planned neighborhood with a swimming pool, trails along the neighborhood pond and walking distance to Baker Elementary in Prosper ISD.

HOPE’s primary service is to provide loans to poor families in 16 of the world’s most desperate countries. Starting at only $50, these loans enable entrepreneurs to start or expand their small businesses, creating a steady income that will lift their families out of poverty. By providing loans, HOPE gives a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families that will create sustainable business income for future entrepreneurs. Across the country, Homes for HOPE has reached out to over 100 builders and Grand Homes has answered the call a sixth time to participate in the initiative that allows builders to have a worldwide impact simply by doing what they do best: build homes.

Grand Homes will be contributing all proceeds from the sale including donations from their trade partners in the final sum given to Homes for HOPE. Stephen Brooks, CEO and owner of Grand Homes, believes in the idea of giving back. “Grand Homes has always supported, and will continue to support, many local charities to benefit the communities in which we build; Homes for HOPE allows us to have an impact beyond our own community to help eliminate poverty in areas of need throughout the world," says Mr. Brooks.

For more information on the groundbreaking or Homes for HOPE, please contact Mary Jo Fogle with Grand Homes at (972) 387-6091 or

About HOPE International: HOPE International empowers those living in need around the world to escape poverty by providing microloans, savings services, training, and mentoring to help people become self-sufficient. Working in 12 of the poorest, least-served countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean, HOPE is a Christian faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on alleviating the many dimensions of poverty – physical, social, and spiritual – through microenterprise development.

About Homes for HOPE (H4H): H4H is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to generate funding within the building industry to support the work of HOPE International and like-minded organizations who are helping to eradicate poverty in some of the poorest countries in the world. Visit Homes for Hope online at

The impact of HOPE International and Homes for HOPE can be seen online at

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