Homes for Hope
Contact: Matthew Baehr, Executive Director
Phone: 717-719-0313

Burkentine Real Estate Group
Contact: Denise Kessler or Tracie Keyser
Phone: 717-965-6142 or 717-476-4365
Email: or

Groundbreaking Ceremony on August 12th

Homes for HOPE building homes locally to fight poverty globally; Burkentine and trade partners join forces in the fight against global poverty.

Red Lion, PA (July 28, 2021) – Burkentine Real Estate Group is proud to announce its first Homes for HOPE project! Burkentine’s success lies in its strong values and family-first philosophies. Company president Paul Burkentine and his family resonated with HOPE’s commitment to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through responsible and sustainable poverty alleviation methods. They have committed, along with their talented trade partners and suppliers, to build one of their beautiful homes and donate the proceeds from the home’s sale to Homes for HOPE. These donations enable HOPE to invest in underserved families around the world through biblically based training, savings services, and loans that restore dignity and foster holistic flourishing.

Burkentine Real Estate Groups’ inaugural Homes for HOPE project will be built in their desirable Hudson Ridge community in Red Lion, PA. Hudson Ridge is a thoughtfully designed community, combining the best of small-town life with city conveniences. Hudson Ridge is just minutes away from great outdoor activities, as well as the area’s top-ranking school districts. Centrally located, the Hudson Ridge community is an ideal location for those commuting to major Maryland metropolitan areas in Baltimore and Washington and the York and Harrisburg areas.

A trade partner breakfast and groundbreaking ceremony will occur on Thursday, August 12th at 7:30 AM at the model home at Hudson Ridge – 2 Hudson Blvd., Red Lion, PA 17356. The community is welcome to attend this event.

If you or someone you know would be interested in launching or participating in a Homes for HOPE project, just connect with executive director Matthew Baehr at (717) 719-0313 or

Additional background on Homes for Hope:

Homes for HOPE partners with the building industry to invest in underserved families around the world for their holistic flourishing unto the glory of God. Building industry partners donate funds generated from domestic building projects to Homes for HOPE, enabling us to support biblically based training, savings services, and loans that restore dignity and break the cycle of poverty. Over the last 5 years, the people Homes for HOPE serves have repaid 98% of their loans, enabling them to recycle funds and serve even more families. Since its founding in 1998, Homes for HOPE has completed 163 build projects through generous industry partners generating $21.2 million in donations.

Additional background on Burkentine Real Estate Group:

Founded in 1989 by Paul and Rajean Burkentine, Burkentine Builders, Inc. is a family-owned business inspired to create meaningful spaces built with quality craftsmanship based in Hanover, PA. After graduating from the Penn State College of Engineering, their three sons, Michael, Bryce, and Bryan, joined the family business. Today, the Burkentine Real Estate Group is a multifaceted and vertically integrated company that builds residential projects ranging from garden apartments, townhomes, duplexes, single-family homes and commercial projects. The Burkentine portfolio includes communities and homesites throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and is a privately owned company.