David Weekley Homes is spearheading a children's home improvement project for their CARE Build Month initiative on May 16. Weekley's Houston Division Team Members will renovate Casa de Esperanza de los Nino's "Rocket Center", originally built by David Weekley Homes 20 years ago. The project will add more functionality to the building and provide a warm and welcoming space for families visiting their children. Also joining the Houston Division Team Members is HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA).
The work will include dividing the living area into two parent visitation rooms, installing audio and video cameras at the entry and in the visitation room, the addition of a parent's closet and storage space for supplies, repairing or replacing the attic access stair, reconfiguring the master bath area for storage and converting the master bedroom closet into a central filing area. HomeAid will be responsible for providing new GE appliances in the kitchen.
Casa de Esperanza strives to break the destructive cycle of child abuse by offering safe homes to children of families in crisis. The goal of Casa de Esperanza is to return physically and emotionally healthy children to stabilized homes where caregivers can safely provide daily care. Children receive comprehensive assessment and intervention services while in placement. Parents receive case management and referral services while their children are safely cared for. When family reunification is not possible, Casa de Esperanza is licensed to supervise long-term foster care and adoptive placements.
“Excitement has been building among the David Weekley Homes Team as we have been planning and anticipating the CARE Build Month project at Casa. It has been amazing to see the outpouring of volunteers willing to share their skills and to give of their time to be part of this wonderful project. We are honored to have the opportunity to help such a worthy organization create a nurturing environment for the many deserving children and their families”. Maria Celaya, David Weekley Homes CARE Team
For more than 20 years, David Weekley Homes through The David Weekley Family Foundation has donated more than $100 million to worthy causes in the U.S. and abroad, and Team Members volunteer thousands of hours each year working with various organizations. Through this strong culture of volunteerism, David Weekley Homes is able to bring back a sense of community to local neighborhoods and cities by devoting collective resources and talents to many worthy causes.
"HomeAid is excited about working with the David Weekley Family Foundation on their CARE Builder Month project," said Cindy Hinson, president of HomeAid. "Providing the GE appliances for such a valuable organization like Casa, is another way HomeAid can fulfill our mission, "to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.”
HomeAid Houston is one of 15 chapters of the national organization, HomeAid. As the nation’s largest provider of transformational housing for the homeless, HomeAid has completed over 400 projects, providing beds for more than 5,000 homeless men, women and children in the United States.
For more information about David Weekley Homes visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com or call 800-758-3238. For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.