David Weekley Homes Celebrates Fourth Annual Nationwide Event by Giving Back
Home builder donates $36,000 to local charities
Orlando, FL (May 16, 2019): The nation’s largest privately-held home builder celebrated more than 40 years of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives by hosting the fourth annual David Weekley Homes World’s Largest Showcase of Homes. From April 1-30, more than 7,200 visitors stopped by model or quick move-in homes across the country to see current innovations in design and décor trends.
As part of the company’s charitable and philanthropic efforts, a $5 donation was given to a local nonprofit for each visitor who registered with a sales consultant during the month-long Showcase of Homes event, amounting to more than $36,000 for 20 local charities. In Orlando, $3,000 was donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with David Weekley Homes and the World’s Largest Showcase of Homes to support our mission and our families,” said Lou Ann DeVoogd, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida. “It is community partners like David Weekley Homes who allow us to keep our doors open 365 days a year and continue serving the more than 2,600 families who will turn to us in their time of need.”
This donation is one of the many ways David Weekley Homes lives out its purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives, joining with team members, homeowners and community partners across the nation to make a difference through volunteer and philanthropic efforts.
“David Weekley’s purpose and passion for supporting the community opens the door for team members, homeowners, partners, family and friends to give back,” said Kristi Underwood, senior sales consultant for David Weekley Homes in Orlando. “I feel blessed to be doing what I love every day as I help families build their home, and to be able to help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities while I do it.”
About Ronald McDonald House Charities Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), an independent non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through its global network of local Chapters in 62 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide access to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 cities across the United States. 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 has also appeared 13 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 90,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
David Weekley Homes team members in Orlando presented a check for $3,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida.