David Weekley Homes Team Members Build Wheelchair Ramps
Jacksonville, FL (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 Jacksonville, the project benefitted St. Johns Housing Partnership, an organization that makes housing more affordable for citizens in need by assisting with fixing, renting, buying and/or keeping their home. Approximately 36 Weekley team members from the company’s Jacksonville division joined together to build four ramps in two days for families with medical needs who lack the financial resources.
“Many of us take for granted how easily we move in and out of our own homes, but your team gave local seniors the gift of mobility,” said Bill Lazar, executive director for St. Johns Housing Partnership. “The SJHP and our four families are extremely grateful, not only for the volunteer help, but for the purchase of materials that allowed us to stretch our resources even further.”
This project benefitted four families by providing a ramp for each client, which will help them be able to leave their homes without assistance. The project included donations of $3,600 in materials and tools as well as 288 volunteer hours.
“The CARE Ramp Build provided a unique opportunity for all involved to meet and work closely with team members while developing new relationships and uncovering skills outside of job roles,” said John Grochala, sales coach with David Weekley Homes. “At the same time, giving back to the community and providing a useful outcome for a deserving homeowner is a worthy cause.”
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.
David Weekley Homes team members pose with a client on one of the new ramps built for St. Johns Housing Partnership.