David Weekley Homes recently partnered with 19 local nonprofit organizations through the company’s CARE Build Month projects. Team members across the country volunteered more than 3,095 hours to complete a variety of projects benefitting more than 1,600 individuals.
“The volunteers from David Weekley Homes are always eager to pitch in and get covered in sawdust,” said Ben Lake, social media and marketing director for the Georgetown chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. “We greatly value our partnership with David Weekley Homes and love working together to ensure no kids sleep on the floor in our town!”
Fourteen of the company’s 19 local divisions as well as the corporate office, all completed projects to build a total of 1,015 beds. This included partnerships with the following local chapters of Sleep in Heavenly Peace in these cities:
- Colorado Springs
- Fort Worth
- San Antonio
Additionally, the Tampa division partnered with BridgePoint Church to assemble bed kits.
“I feel grateful to work for a company where philanthropy and giving back are woven into our culture,” said Carlye Medina, a David Weekley Homes warranty service representative in Phoenix. “Through our CARE program, we can work alongside organizations like Sleep in Heavenly Peace to provide much-needed bedding, as well as the manpower to help cut wood, organize and stock shelves, and build and deliver beds alongside the Sleep in Heavenly Peace volunteers. I am humbled by the fact I was able to participate in this event.”
A few divisions completed other building projects. The Salt Lake City team assembled 15 bikes and 15 skateboards for children in foster care, and Orlando team members built 16 dressers for families rebuilding their lives after suffering from disaster or personal tragedy. The Nashville division painted a shed and built three window flower boxes for children in foster care, while the Denver division performed onsite maintenance work and repairs at Rocky Mountain Village, a camp for children and adults living with disabilities. The Atlanta team partnered with HomeAid® Atlanta to help the Gateway Domestic Violence Center by laying 9,000 square feet of sod for a yard and play area and planting 1,200 plants.
“Our CARE program is one of my favorite aspects of working for David Weekley Homes,” said Pam Hirsh, a David Weekley Homes land purchasing analyst in Denver. “Our annual Build Month projects really connect me back to our community here in Denver and open my eyes to the different opportunities we have to help those around us.”
In addition to team members volunteering, the company also received help with the projects from trade and vendor partners, real estate partners, and support from the community with donations of bedding and toiletries.
The project was an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which is a charitable and volunteer program that partners team members, homeowners, homebuyers and community partners with nonprofits to make a positive impact in the lives of everyone it touches and in all the communities it builds through its purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives. This is accomplished by company team members volunteering countless hours to different organizations in their communities. Additionally, more than $275 million has been donated over the last 30 years to worthy causes in the U.S. and abroad through company earnings and the Dovetail Impact Foundation (formerly the David Weekley Family Foundation).
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, operates in 19 markets across the United States and is headquartered in Houston. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley Homes has been recognized 17 times by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 115,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at http://www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
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