David Weekley Homes To Help The Nation's Temporarily Homeless

by Business Wire

The company ranks as the third largest privately owned Home Builder in the United States, building more than 3,400 single-family detached homes a year and is listed among the "Top 100 Companies to Work for in America."

Chief Executive Officer David Weekley shared his passion: "There really is nothing like a home. It's more than shelter. It's about dreams and memories and friends, loved ones and family. It's about how we see ourselves and it furthers our sense of belonging."

Weekley added: "HomeAid is a charitable organization that the building industry can really rally around. Many of us have been so blessed by our industry that it's great to be able to give back in a way that allows us to use our unique talents and gifts, so that more families can live in safe, dignified environments."

Michael Lennon, CEO of HomeAid America added to Weekley's enthusiasm. "We are inspired by David's talents and company resources he brings to HomeAid and the prospect of greater involvement in the Houston market, where we are rolling out a new chapter this fall," he said.

Two years ago, David Weekley Homes constructed a home in 12 weeks as part of a feature on the "Today" show. Segments were aired during construction with viewers choosing the design of the house as it was built. Once completed the entire project was auctioned to benefit a local charity.

David Weekley Homes has headquarters in Houston and operates in 18 cities in the southeast, Texas and Colorado, including Tampa, Orlando, and Ft. Myers, Fla. The 26-year-old company builds in its own planned communities and was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of Homebuilding, America's Best Builder, National Builder of the Year and the National Housing Quality Award.

With this new addition, HomeAid America now boasts seven National Builder Sponsors, including Beazer Homes, Kimball Hill Homes, Lennar Homes, Pardee Homes, Shea Homes and Standard Pacific Homes. Each engages in national support, as well as the regional HomeAid shelter development program.

To date, HomeAid America has completed 70 shelter projects (with another 30 in development) and added 2,000 shelter beds to help more than 20,000 temporarily homeless people. It has raised more than $40 million in cash and in-kind contributions through the efforts of more than 7,500 companies and 35,000 individuals.

Chapter locations include: California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, northern Virginia, southeastern Michigan, Texas and Washington. HomeAid America is currently working to establish additional chapters in Charlotte, N.C.; central Massachusetts; Portland, Ore.; Las Vegas; Akron, Ohio; St. Louis; and Washington, D.C.

Source: Business Wire
Publish Date: 2002-10-31
Arrival Time: 2002-10-31

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