Buy One Build One partners with organizations and programs throughout the world to provide shelter, nurture, and services for families, children, and widows.
Buy One Build One partners with organizations and programs throughout the world to provide shelter, nurture, and services for families, children, and widows. The program began as an outreach arm of Brush Arbor Home Construction, the custom home construction company owned by Jonathan Smith in Northern Virginia. For every home purchased, Brush Arbor contributes to the building of a home in a developing country. Additionally, Buy One Build One is supported in a variety of ways by people throughout the world who want to make a real difference.
“The Bible says we must care for widows and orphans, and there’s simplicity to doing what you’re called to do.”
Inspired to Act
“I was motivated to start Buy One Build One from my time living in Africa and South America, where I collaborated on projects to help people in need. Seeing what people must do every day just to survive helped me understand just how much we have been blessed.
“I tend to be driven toward that which I want, and I can sometimes forget to step back and see the broader perspective that my Creator might be trying to show me. But I couldn’t come home and ignore what I had experienced. There are great men and women in those countries living their lives in service of others, and they need the resources to make a difference in lives there. Living there also solidified in me how important it is not to take credit for our success but to use it to help others—to build a legacy where business meets a larger purpose than self- service.
“We thank our homebuyers, partners, friends, and family for their faith in us, and we are blessed by God to be making an impact where it’s most needed.
“Please consider contributing to Buy One Build One, which partners with United Charitable, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that consolidates and distributes funds for charitable outreaches such as ours. Thank you for your time and support.”