Charleston, SC (August 8, 2017): David Weekley Homes recently partnered with 18 local nonprofit organizations across the country through the company’s CARE Build Month projects.
In Charleston, the project benefited My Sister’s House, a nonprofit organization that provides services, programs and resources to empower domestic violence victims and their children. The organization operates an emergency temporary shelter to house women and children who flee abusive situations. Approximately 30 Weekley team members from the company’s Charleston division joined with 9 vendors to volunteer more than 280 hours to remodel a bathroom at the shelter and repair structural and water damage.
“We are so incredibly thankful to all of the team members and volunteers with David Weekley Homes,” said Tosha Conners, Executive Director for My Sister’s House. “The end result of the bathroom remodel in our emergency shelter was transformational for the women and children in our care. We are so grateful to all the men and women who donated their time and talents with us to make our shelter a more inviting space. On behalf of our residents, staff and board of directors, a huge thank you from everyone at My Sister’s House!”
This project benefited the more than 4,200 women and children who will stay at the shelter annually. The project also included donations of almost $5,000 in materials and tools and nearly $12,000 to support the work and mission of My Sister’s House.
“As we were wrapping up our work, several of the guests staying in the shelter came into the area we were cleaning up,” said Charlene Johnson, Sales Consultant for David Weekley Homes. “Every person who came in to sneak a peek expressed such gratitude for what we were doing to the home! I went home that night feeling wonderful about the day, and very thankful for the ability to help so many people enjoy a better living environment while they are working through the struggles in their lives. I am so grateful to be part of a company and team that truly cares about enhancing people’s 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.