50 Families | 50 Years

We're turning 50... in 2026!

In anticipation of reaching the historic 50 year milestone, we are challenging our team to contribute time or material to fifty people in our communities who need assistance accessing housing. Follow us on our journey as we transform each placeholder into a picture and brief story - one person at a time.

Ben & Bridget Barrus of Boise have fostered over 65 children and adopted 18! Ben was recently diagnosed with ALS and their home needed remodeled for wheelchair accessibility. We were honored to help with the remodel by donating new doors and hardware. We are hoping for the very best for Ben and his family.

In 2019 our Twin Falls store donated time and material to help some veterans in the community create more space in their homes with new storage sheds. Partnering with contractors and schools from the community, the event was also designed to get more students interested in home construction. To resolve our housing shortage, we need more skilled labor interested in building homes. Veterans - thank you for your service!

2022 donation to the Idaho Youth Ranch Hays House, which provides temporary housing for runaway and homeless youth, in collaboration with our insurance partners at Alaska National and HUB International.

In 2020 our Twin Falls store donated time and material to build another round of storage sheds with contractors and students from the community. The sheds were auctioned off with proceeds going to an academy to enable high school students to learn the construction trades. Equipping more students to go into home construction after graduation will help provide the skilled labor needed to build more homes and improve access to housing.

In July 2022, our Pocatello location teamed up with Petersen Inc., to construct a wheelchair ramp for a local family in need. The ramp added functionality and security and was very much appreciated by the recipient family.

Our Pocatello location is a proud supporter of Neighbor Works. This local charity uplifts the community by providing assistance to first-time home buyers and helps existing homeowners with critical deferred maintenance items and emergency repairs. In December 2022, FBS Pocatello made a monetary donation of $1,380 to their annual Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace is an organization that believes all children deserve a comfortable place to sleep. Sleep in Heavenly Peace builds and delivers wooden bunk bed frames with new mattresses and bedding for any child in need. Their motto is "No kid sleeps on the floor in OUR town!" In April 2023, our Boise location had a group of 15 individuals donate their time to our local Sleep in Heavenly Peace. We sanded, templated, and drilled their materials together to make headboards. We helped Sleep in Heavenly Peace make 18 beds. That is 18 kids in OUR town that are now sleeping off the floor.

Summer of 2023, Bellevue heard of a local need and took action constructing a wheelchair ramp for an elderly community member. Working together with local builders Tanner Construction, Franklin provided around $2,000 worth of materials. We hope this ramp will be a huge help to this neighbor for years to come.

Lowering energy costs is an important aspect of housing affordability. In September of 2023, FBS Fruitland assisted Ms. Maxine Byrd with her home insulation. When Ms. Byrd moved into her residence in 2000, the garage attic had been converted to living space but was not insulated. Our team heard of her need and applied a spray insulation to the attic, making it comfortable for living and more cost and energy efficient.