Tampa, FL (July 11, 2017): David Weekley Homes recently partnered with 18 local nonprofit organizations across the country through the company’s CARE Build Month projects.
In Tampa, the project benefited Build-a-Bed, a local ministry of BridgePoint Church created to ensure that every child in our community has their own bed to sleep in at night. Approximately 95 Weekley team members from the company’s Tampa division joined together to build, assemble and paint 100 beds for families who lacked the financial resources and are unable to afford the cost of a bed, bedding and other basic needs.
“Words cannot express our gratitude to the entire David Weekley team,” said Betty Granucci, BridgePoint Church Build-a-Bed lead volunteer. “What you were able to accomplish last week was truly amazing, and a blessing to the Build-a-Bed program.”
This project benefited 100 children by providing a bed frame, bedding, pillow, mattress, toiletries, toys, night lights and pajamas. The project included donations of more than $16,600 in lumber, bedding and toiletries as well as more than 630 volunteer hours. In addition, more than $13,000 was donated for the purchase or construction of future beds.
“It was amazing to watch all of the team members participate and bring their loved ones with them to help,” said Julia Sullo, Tampa CARE coordinator with David Weekley Homes. “Volunteering with the Build-a-Bed program was a rewarding experience because our efforts are going to benefit so many children in need.”
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 and by The David Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $100 million to a variety of organizations through the U.S. and abroad over the past 20 years.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 23 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 11 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.