- June 15, 2021
-- On June 12, 40 David Weekley Homes – Atlanta Division team and family members joined Gwinnett County Chapter members of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) for the nonprofit's 3rd
Annual Bunks Across America event. With a mission to ensure that "No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town
," SHP seeks to bring community awareness and a community solution to a problem that impacts an estimated one-million children nationwide. During this year's Bunks Across America event, David Weekley Homes' volunteers took raw lumber and turned it into beds in an assembly line-style process. The beds built during the event were ready to go into area homes right away – giving 102 children a much-needed place to rest their heads. In addition to 160 volunteer hours, David Weekley Homes' Atlanta Division donated $7,500 to the nonprofit's Gwinnett Chapter. Combined with David Weekley's other divisions throughout the U.S., the national builder has donated $81,000 to Sleep in Heavenly Peace in 2021.
"Sleep in Heavenly Peace and its Bunks Across America Event is perfectly aligned with David Weekley Homes' community-minded CARE Program," said Adam Cornett, Atlanta Division president for the national homebuilder. "We pride ourselves in being a leader in volunteer and philanthropic efforts within the home building industry – dedicating more than 6,300 volunteer hours to local causes in the 19 cities where we have division offices nationwide. By uniting with our Team Members and incredible community partners like Sleep in Heavenly Peace, we are improving lives."
To qualify for a bed from SHP, children must be between 3 years old and 17 years old and not currently have a bed. Each child who qualifies receives a bed frame built by local volunteers, a brand-new mattress, new bedding and a new pillow. To request a bed, prospective recipients are encouraged to visit https://www.shpbeds.org/
and fill out an application. Anyone who wishes to donate or volunteer can also visit https://www.shpbeds.org/
"It's a wonderful feeling to know that there are companies out there - like David Weekley Homes - that are willing to invest their time, money and volunteer hours in Sleep in Heavenly Peace and Bunks Across America," said Brian Buckwalter, Sleep in Heavenly Peace Gwinnett County Chapter President. "By doing so, they're having an immediate impact on kids in need in the communities where their team members live and work. 102 more kids in Gwinnett County will have a place to sleep because of David Weekley Homes."