Podcast: The Generosity of the Home Building Industry – Matthew Baehr

Matthew Baehr | Homes for HOPE

Matthew Baehr joins Greg and Kevin this week on The Home Builder Digital Marketing Podcast to discuss his charity work with Homes for HOPE, a nonprofit organization that partners with the building industry to invest in underserved families around the world and he explains how builders can get involved.

Matt loves working with the home building industry and says,

“One of the things that I’ve been most impressed with about the building industry is how generous it is. You don’t have to convince anybody in the building industry to be generous. It’s just baked into the culture, and I love that aspect of it.”

Matt describes reasons to consider participating in a project like Homes for HOPE and not just donating money,

“ …what it does is it gives your staff and your trade partners and your suppliers, et cetera, the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than themselves. It allows everyone to do something significant together, which is something the generation entering, and soon leading the workforce is looking for. Another aspect too, is that the building industry can really relate to the entrepreneurs that we’re serving around the world because they too are entrepreneurs, they worked hard to get to where they are. They know what it takes to start a business and be a blessing to their communities, so they can see their own story in the story of the people that we’re serving.”

Listen to this episode to learn how home builders can participate in fighting global poverty.

About the Guest:

Matthew Baehr has been serving in the non-profit sector for more than 17 years. He has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, procurement, disaster relief, and forming impactful partnerships. As executive director of Homes for HOPE, Matthew has worked with the building industry to raise millions of dollars in the fight against global poverty. He and his wife have 4 children and live in Millersville, PA.