Ntl. internet "contact zone" for U.S. private individuals interested in helping to share home fraud preventative information offered by HGRBS in their own communities or nationally.
FLAGSHIP - NATIONAL
Gladly Serving The Private Home Sector Of America Since 2009 Motto: "Better Decisions, Better Results"
SUGGESTED VOLUNTEER STANDARDS
It's not a 'job.' It's a 'personal activity.' HGRBS IS AN EXCLUSIVE CONSUMER INFORMATION SERVICE
*Volunteer Suggested Assignments Are Primarily Inquired About And Obtained Via Online Communication.
Volunteer Registration via VolunteerMatch
VOLUNTEER FROM WHEREVER YOU LIVE IN THE U.S.
Whether you are a private home decision maker or someone who has a call for this ministry, your assistance is needed as an HGRBS volunteer associate. This is not a popular cause. It should be. A major part of our mission can be to make it one.
If you would like to volunteer helping to share useful home fraud prevention information, your are cordially invited to begin by responding to any of the HGRBS posts conveniently located online via VolunteerMatch. Pick something. Connect!
THANK YOU FOR STEPPING FORWARD!
VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT MEMBERS OF HGRBS
Instead, volunteers are independent men and women of various parts of the U.S. who usually connect with HGRBS online. They choose to participate "with" HGRBS to help ensure that private home heads are rightly informed in resident-contractor relations. Each volunteer knows he/she is making a personal contribution towards this social good in our country.
A personal activity. There is no paid staff. Volunteers participate because we are passionate about residents being better informed.
Mission: To Connect with & Support our private home decision makers through providing adequate online/offline FREE information for establishing successful resident-contractor relations. Simply put, to continually provide quality FREE information to U.S. residents towards making safer and wiser decisions hiring building tradespersonnel (such as contractors)
*Note: Specialization of HGRBS is for successful resident-contractor relations in exclusively matters of home maintenance and improvement.
AMAZING FEW - WILL DO!
Why Only Home Maintenance And Improvement?
Other concerns for "Home Construction," "Mortgages," "Sales," "Boards," "Landlord-Tenant," or for any private dwellings which must legally house more than three families, are handled by other agencies and organizations with paid staff. HGRBS elects not becoming inundated and distracted by housing issues for which there are long-established organizations. These have armies of paid staff and volunteers on-call who are especially trained to address them. These other home issues are what THEY ARE FOR.
The nonprofit does not benefit from deviating form its ordained focus through duplicating what others are already doing everywhere. What HGRBS does is not as heavily practiced. This is evidenced by there being scarcely enough organizations which are SINGLE-MINDEDLY focused on dissemination of vital tips against improvement fraud. Subsequently, what the nonprofit does, is not part of an overall function. It IS the function. There is an urgency for our private home heads to be better informed against fraud. This is not an option for HGRBS. Instead, it is a social necessity since this is an area largely neglected for specialization in our country. Therefore, in contrast, HGRBS' consistent sharing of essential information to empower private home residents to make safer hiring decisions - is what the nonprofit's Honorary Volunteers are for.
However, HGRBS data services can be gleaned by other online visitors and customized to the benefit of ALL residents who enlist contractor support - irrespective residential structural category. It is just that HGRBS nonprofit is EXCLUSIVELY focused in an area of ministry largely overlooked. Apparently, this nature of ministry scarcely (if ever) comes to mind for most individuals when considering the prospect of "volunteering." When mentioned, it is documented that most volunteers search for something other than helping to ensure private home heads are better prepared against related fraud through being better informed.
It is fortunate, however, at least an "amazing few" volunteers are passionate enough to realize there is a vital need in this area also. We are always willing to step forward to do at least something in this unique arena of social good. Honorable.
A Moment In U.S.History
In 2008, a contract firm "American Shingles & Siding" was reportedly founded officially. Although there is a duality to their name, they are reported to have concentrated more on the "roofing" aspect. They were what you might call "disaster chasers" (The misnomer, of course, "storm chasers.") In 2010 (only two years later), they declared a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy claiming to be unable to address bills for upwards to 50 million dollars. Later reports have sales at 65 mil, instead.
Why? The leading reasons are that they skirted paying the people they owed when they owed it, and doing the work they said they would do when they should have done it. Reportedly, by the time this dishonest contract firm declared bankruptcy, it owed in the area of 3,500 residents nationwide. It was apparently the biggest, most elusive residential contractor sting operation against residents in recent American history.
*This outcome is consistent with tenets of the "Universal Law of Home Project Success & Failure" [ref]
A LEADING REASON DISHONEST BUILDING TRADES PERSONNEL
ARE ALLOWED TO FESTER
In America, people who target and prey on those of our private home sector easily number over 100,000. That number multiplies significantly when you factor in evidences and probabilities of each one of these predators victimizing several residents.
The dishonest people who do these things represent many trades, targeting and victimizing the people of America's private home sector throughout the year (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring). It is an every day occurrence, affecting many thousands of people on a monthly basis. We volunteer because the need is there.
One of the major reasons (of a few) for these things happening is that we are absent where we can be present; missing where we can be active. This is a leading reason dishonest contract firms of all types and sizes have been able to mistreat our residents in contract-related situations.
This is a leading reason "American Shingles & Siding" were able to do it. There are thousands of smaller versions of that scattered around our country today. Yet hardly an agency available which specializes in helping residents prepare against it. You may not be there when you want , but you can be there when you are able. Represent!
The Home Setting Is A Natural, Normal Business Operation
"Comfort" & "Convenience" Are Most Paramount
This Is The "Residential Business" The Nonprofit Advocates
WRITERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED TO REPRESENT
YOUR LOCATION IN U.S.
Writers: Do you write about contract-related home maintenance and improvement issues? Are you a U.S.private home head of a single-family, duplex, or small to mid-sized mansion or estate? If your answer is "Yes!," to these questions, would you like to volunteer to write something to kick off the new resident-friendly page we would like to launch? It will deal with real-life matters of home maintenance and improvement experiences with contractors.
If so ... ... Contact Us
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