HomeAid Care Day with David Weekley Homes
National home builder partners with HomeAid Atlanta for work day as part of company-wide initiative.
By: HomeAid Atlanta
Over the course of the Care Day, David Weekley Homes volunteers completed needed tasks including building a new roof over an existing deck, replacing the previous shelter that was badly damaged by a car, as well as transforming two sets of stairs and the deck with a fresh coat of paint. The deck provides needed space for MAWH residents to relax outdoors in the shade.
John McNeill, David Weekley Builder and CARE Team Atlanta Lead said, "The David Weekley Atlanta CARE Team had a very productive and meaningful experience working with HomeAid Atlanta. We look forward to future partnerships to assist in HomeAid's great causes. I have team members asking when we can build with HomeAid again. Thank you to HomeAid for including us in this Care Day."
David Weekley Homes partnered with HomeAid Atlanta as part of its fourth annual company-wide CARE Build Month. In addition to the top-quality work provided by David Weekley Homes volunteers, the company made a $2,500 donation to the project. This Care Day provided a savings of $3,700 for MAWH. These savings allow MAWH to focus more funding on programs and resources for the people it serves, like former resident Chante who credits the organization with turning her life around. Following a traumatic assault, Chante struggled with bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. She became homeless and eventually found MAWH after spending time in jail for criminal trespassing. "There wasn't any other shelter that would accept me and I had nowhere else to go. I think Making A Way Housing is the most beneficial shelter in Atlanta," she said. "I don't know where I would be today without it."
HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid builds, renovates, and maintains facilities for nonprofits serving people experiencing homelessness. HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 120 projects at locations for victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more, utilizing connections with building industry professionals and community organizations. HomeAid also provides essential items like diapers, wipes, and hygiene products to those affected by homelessness. HomeAid Atlanta is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.