David Weekley Homes Team Members Build Wheelchair Ramps
San Antonio, 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 San Antonio, the project benefitted The Texas Ramp Project, an organization that has built more than 10,000 wheelchair ramps since 2006 for elderly and disabled clients. Approximately 60 Weekley team members from the company’s San Antonio Team, along with a few family members and a vendor partner, volunteered more than 330 hours to build six ramps for families with medical needs who lack the financial resources.
“We are thankful to David Weekley Homes for building wheelchair ramps during the month of June,” said Bruce Johnson, San Antonio volunteer coordinator with The Texas Ramp Project. “With this help, we have installed 87 much-needed ramps in Bexar County during the first half of 2017.
This project benefitted six families by providing a ramp that will enable these clients to leave their homes without assistance. The project also included a $2,000 donation to assist with the purchase of another trailer to transport ramp components for future jobs.
“We were able to build a ramp for a woman who could not be released from the hospital until the ramp was completed,” said Jennifer Steger, lead sales consultant with David Weekley Homes. “Because we were able to build a safe ramp to ADA standards, this woman was able to go home.”
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 as they work to complete a ramp for The Texas Ramp Project.