David Weekley Team Members recently put their home building skills to work by teaming up with 18 local nonprofit organizations across the country to lend a hand for the company’s second annual CARE Build Month.
Our Texas divisions, including Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and San Antonio, partnered with The Texas Ramp Project to build more than 60 ramps for the elderly and disabled. Many of these projects included donations that helped purchase additional materials and a trailer the organization can use for future ramp builds.
“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 in San Antonio. “Because we were able to build a safe ramp that meets the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this woman was able to go home.”
In Phoenix, CARE Build Month aided Arizonans for Children, an organization that works to alleviate hardships and improve the lives of children in foster care. Roughly 24 Weekley Team Members joined together to renovate a kitchen and conference space. This project will benefit approximately 1,000 children per week who use the space on a daily basis by providing a functional kitchen and recreation space, as well as painted chalkboard squares and toys for the playground. It also included donations of more than $11,000 in appliances, cabinets, countertops, flooring, furniture, paint and supplies.
About 40 Team Members in Raleigh and Chicago volunteered nearly 300 hours with local Habitat for Humanity organizations to renovate and build a new home for two families. They assisted with interior wall framing, putting sheathing on the roof trusses and working on the deck and stairs. These projects also included donations in the two cities of $7,500 in materials to complete these projects.
“We were very excited to partner with David Weekley Homes again and are thankful for all they have given and helped with at our location,” said Melanie Rankin, Development Director with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.
Through our CARE Build Month initiatives across the country, we were able to use our unique skillset as home builders to complete projects that will impact the lives of those less fortunate. By joining together with our Team Members, Homeowners, Homebuyers, vendors and community partners, we are able to further live out Our Purpose: Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives and truly make a difference in communities. This is accomplished by company Team Members volunteering countless hours to different organizations and by The David Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $100 million to a variety of organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad over the past 20 years.
At David Weekley Homes, we truly believe that together we can create a culture of caring and contribution by showing that we CARE!