Houston, TX (December 27, 2018): David Weekley Homes celebrated the return of the Ok family to their Houston-area home during a special welcome home event held just in time for the holidays. The home, which sustained substantial damage during Hurricane Harvey, was renovated through the collaborative efforts of the nonprofit organization BuildAid Houston with David Weekley Homes as the builder partner.
Representatives from BuildAid and David Weekley Homes were in attendance for the event that included a tour, surprise furniture delivery from Exclusive Furniture, gifts from Walmart and breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A.
“All of these families have been on such a journey to get back into their homes,” said Bob Sutton, client services manager with BuildAid. “After construction is complete, we still want to help families get their lives back together and this is a truly impactful way we've been able to do that. It is a blessing to those of us at BuildAid and David Weekley Homes to be involved.”
Seungwoong Ok, who is a pastor at Hilltop Lutheran Church of Houston in the Spring Branch area, and his wife evacuated their home more than 16 months ago when it was flooded with five feet of water during Hurricane Harvey. Since that time, the couple has been living with members of their church family.
“The great thing about finding BuildAid and having David Weekley Homes complete the repairs is that I didn’t have to worry about anything,” Ok said. “I knew they were taking care of things and everything went very smoothly. I am used to serving other people and didn’t expect it to come back to me.”
The family received assistance from BuildAid Houston, a nonprofit initiative of HomeAid Houston and the Greater Houston Builders Association. The organization was created in December 2017 with a $1 million commitment from The David Weekley Family Foundation. Through this partnership, local home builders work with the nonprofit organization to significantly reduce the price of rebuilding by offering materials and contractors at cost to homeowners.
BuildAid, an initiative that was started during the early aftermath of Hurricane Harvey by The David Weekley Foundation, provides full home repair services to homeowners across the Houston area who experienced flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. Homeowners who have met the pre-qualification requirements will be matched with experienced builder members of the GHBA who will walk them through a finish selection process. For more information on BuildAid visit www.buildaidhouston.org.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 21 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 12 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.