Last month, CORT received a distinguished dedication at the New Hope Housing Reed Road Grand Opening event in appreciation for creating an atmosphere of community and engagement in Houston, Texas.
During the event, CORT provided golf carts to transport the guests from parking to the event.
“Our team received many compliments from the distinguished guests and made a huge impact driving the red golf carts, especially when several storms came through,” said Todd Shell, regional manager of Supportive Housing and Facilities at CORT in Houston.
The Grand Opening event garnered over 250 attendees, including Congressman Al Green, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Chairman and CEO of Camden Property Trust Ric Campo, city officials, local representatives and supporters of New Hope Housing.
CORT is a long-time partner of New Hope Housing and provided furnishings for the Reed Road property, which is the first ever family housing option offered by the nonprofit. The new property consists of 187 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, a community center, lobby, property management offices, training center, case management and meeting offices, teen room, meeting spaces, conference room and a state-of-the-art food market.
“Giving back to the local communities we serve is a priority for CORT and a passion for me personally,” said Shell. “We are proud to be a part of this important milestone for New Hope Housing and look forward to seeing how the organization continues to positively impact individuals affected by homelessness.”
Apart from CORT’s involvement with New Hope Housing, in his personal time, Shell volunteers with the organization. He encourages others to find a cause they are passionate about and make a difference.