David Weekley Homes Team Members Build Wheelchair Ramps
Austin, TX (July 10, 2017): David Weekley Homes recently partnered with 18 local nonprofit organizations across the country through the company’s CARE Build Month projects.
In Austin, the project benefited The Texas Ramp Project, an organization that has built more than 10,000 wheelchair ramps since 2006 for elderly and disabled clients. Approximately 35 Weekley team members from the company’s Austin division joined together to build five ramps for families with medical needs who lack the financial resources.
“We have been very fortunate to partner with David Weekley Homes and their CARE team,” said Ron Martin, Austin/Travis County Coordinator for Texas Ramp Project. “As a result, a hospice patient can enjoy his yard, a child battling cancer can conserve her energy on treatment days and three older clients with chronic illnesses can get regular treatments to keep their illnesses under control. I couldn’t ask for a better group of volunteers as we strive to take care of those in need in our home town.”
This project benefitted five families by providing a ramp for clients, which will help them be able to leave their homes without assistance. The project included donations of almost $5,500 in materials and tools as well as 210 volunteer hours.
“I love how everyone came together as a team, and while we worked hard, it was still fun and light,” said Jillian Crane, Project Coordinator for David Weekley Homes. “I can’t imagine being hindered from going where I want because I couldn’t safely get out of my home. I know we really made a difference in these homeowners’ lives.”
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.
Build Month: David Weekley Homes team members pose with a client on one of the new ramps built in partnership with The Texas Ramp Project.