Oklahoma 2016 Weidner Cares!

This year, we decided to ring in the 2016 Weidner Cares! season in one of our newest regions – Oklahoma!

We had more than 35 team members from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City suit up in orange and volunteer for the day with Youth Services of Tulsa, the region’s only non-profit organization focused solely on advocating for, and meeting the needs of, at-risk youth. They offer counseling, delinquency prevention, and programs for runaway and homeless youth.

YST was gifted a beautiful facility near downtown Tulsa, equipped with a full shelter, a drop-in center, lounges, conference rooms, kitchens and offices. However, getting the funds to maintain the building and land is left completely to the nonprofit.

Our team came in and helped with everything from painting to landscaping in order to get their facilities back into tip-top shape, allowing them to spend their time and effort helping Tulsa’s homeless youth. We made more than 450 meal bags, sorted and donated 3 truckloads of clothing, painted and organized the interior of their shelter building, washed cars and windows, helped with some electrical and carpentry work, and even made some make-ready boxes for clients moving into new apartments.

Our team worked so hard to revitalize this facility, and now the staff, and their clients, have a little less to worry about this summer. Thank you so much to our Oklahoma team for making our first Weidner Cares! of 2016 a huge success!

“Youth Services of Tulsa greatly appreciates the time and efforts that the employees of Weidner Apartment Homes spent volunteering on our campus. By taking the time to complete much needed projects, you have sent a powerful message to the youth we serve every day that Weidner Cares! Thank you for sharing your time, talents and resources. You have made a positive difference in the lives of Tulsa’s youth.”

David C. Grewe, LCSW - Executive Director Youth Services of Tulsa

To learn more about our previous events, check out the Weidner Blog here.

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