Home Builders Raise $9 Million For Attack Victims

Home Builders Raise $9 Million For Attack Victims

Washington, DC The nation's home builders have raised nearly $9 million for the Home Builders Care Victims' Relief Fund, established to assist the victims of terrorism, including the rescue workers and other victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on America.

With fundraising efforts still ongoing as of early last month, National Association of Home Builders president Bruce Smith reported "an outpouring of support (that) has been nothing short of remarkable."

Among the contributors to the fundraising effort are seven publicly-traded home building firms, each of which has contributed $1 million, according to the Washington, DC-based NAHB. The companies include Beazer Homes, Centex Corp., Hovnanian Enterprises, Lennar Corp., M.D.C. Holdings/ Richmond American Homes, Pulte Homes and Toll Brothers.

In addition, the NAHB has contributed $250,000, and the trade association's philanthropic arm, the National Housing Endowment, has contributed another $125,000.

The money will be earmarked for nationally-recognized funds that provide direct assistance to the firefighters, police officers and other victims of terrorist attacks, the NAHB said.