Orlando, FL (June 13, 2019): David Weekley Homes recently partnered with 19 local nonprofit organizations across the country through the company’s CARE Build Month projects.
In Orlando, the project benefitted Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit dedicated to building and delivering assembled bunk beds to families in need so every child can have a comfortable and safe place to sleep at night. Approximately 67 Weekley team members volunteered more than 149 hours to build 36 beds and deliver 10 beds to families who lack the financial resources to purchase a bed, bedding and other basic needs.
"It was heartwarming and gratifying to see the work ethic and camaraderie displayed by the volunteer team from David Weekley Homes,” said Bill Carleton, chapter president for Sleep in Heavenly Peace in Orlando West. “Quite a few volunteers showed up early to help set up, and the group maintained good spirits when thunderstorms interrupted our efforts. We also enjoyed having David Weekley Homes employees join us for bed deliveries. I doubt the volunteers from David Weekley Homes will soon forget the joy on the children’s faces as they hopped in their new beds. Seeing first-hand the impact of a child receiving a new handmade bed helps the volunteers more fully understand our mission of 'No kid sleeps on the floor in our town.'”
The project included donations of more than $7,380, which were used to purchase bedding materials. In addition, more than $7,500 was allocated for the purchase of lumber and other bed building materials.
“When we were put to our tasks, there was a sense of pride that engulfed the area,” said Eric Jablonowski, senior warranty service manager with David Weekley Homes. “Everyone was paying attention and helping one another with the huge undertaking of creating parts for bunk beds that would one day be delivered to families in need and make a huge impact on a young person’s life as a place for them to rest, study and dream about a better future. These beds were built with love, and the children who received them surely felt that love, which showed through their smiling faces and gratefulness.”
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 $200 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 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.