Quite often we take for granted having a safe and efficient home to live and raise our families in. Many residents of Long Island are faced with situations that deprive them of such a home.

Building Hope for Long Island Foundation works with the community to come together and bring aid to those whose homes present a danger to themselves and their families.

Dylan Thompson’s New Home in Centerport



Building Hope For Long Island’s current 2013 construction phase which began on June 24th 2013.

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Shalijian Family Home

Building Hope For Long Island Foundation’s first project was the Shaljian Family’s home in Suffolk County.

Building Hope for Long Island Foundation’s first project was estimated at a cost of $250,000.00.

With monetary donations as well as donations of supplies, Building Hope for Long Island Foundation plans to break ground early October, 2010.

The family of six’s 750 square foot home wass mold ridden and unhealthy to be living in.

James Shaljian, father, is unable to live with his family in the home due to a compromised immune system resulting from a bone marrow transplant in October of 2009.

James has been battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma since 2002 and must now reside in a small hut in the back of the family’s yard.

Plans entail demolishing the Shaljian’s current home and building a new, clean, efficient home for the family to live in together. The goal of the project wass to get James into his house and to bring the family back together by the Holidays.

Click here to learn more about James Shalijian.
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