Company members at John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the company’s Second Mile community outreach program. Second Mile is entirely funded by the voluntary donations of company members who also direct the evaluation and selection of non-profit organizations to receive the donated funds. Since its founding in 1983, Second Mile has contributed more than $3 million and countless volunteer hours to deserving non-profits in each of the cities in which the builder operates including Atlanta, GA; Charlotte and Raleigh NC; Charleston, SC and Nashville, TN.
Second Mile focuses on supporting organizations in one of six designated priority areas: children at risk, families in crisis, hunger, the elderly, homelessness, affordable housing and literacy. “Giving is such a big part of who we are as a company,” says Karissa George, Vice President of Human Resources and Chair of the Second Mile program. “We’re both proud of and humbled by our company members’ steadfast generosity and commitment to giving, through good and bad times for the last 30 years. That’s what has allowed us to do so much through Second Mile over the years.” John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods itself has a long history of giving and community outreach, driven by its founder and now Chairman John Wieland who has been often recognized for his personal and corporate commitment to philanthropy and charitable giving in the community. Second Mile was founded in 1983 to allow a venue for company members to personally give back. Company members make voluntary financial donations as well as donations of time and talent through a variety of volunteer projects.
Non-profit 501(C)(3) organizations are eligible to apply for financial or donation in kind grants through Second Mile. Grant requests are evaluated and awarded by a volunteer committee of John Wieland company members. For more information on Second Mile, visit jwhomes.com or e-mail email@example.com.