The Weidner Cares Team Goes to Oklahoma

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Recently, the Weidner Cares team gathered forces to partner with the YWCA of Oklahoma City. “YWCA Oklahoma City is part of the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the nation. Across the globe, we stand with more than 25 million members in 106 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States. YWCA Oklahoma City works to break the cycle and empower new beginnings for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in our community. Through our comprehensive crisis services, we provide an opportunity for renewed hope and a brighter future.” A total of 94 volunteers took on several projects with the goal to improve the quality of the shelter. One of the many components of the project included a revamp of one of the buildings which they hope to convert into a long-term shelter. To accomplish this, the project was broken down into several teams, who contributed their skills on both the inside and outside of the shelter, including the area landscaping and the playground. The Weidner Cares teams also built and painted picnic tables, cleared and organized the office area. Mary Cornelson, Director of Education, Outreach and Volunteer Services, was surprised by the team’s ability to complete so many projects in one day! “YWCA OKC was very excited to host Weidner Cares Day this year. The team accomplished so much to jump start the refresh on our old shelter! Already our staff and clients are enjoying the freshly painted picnic tables and benches. Without the support and work completed on Weidner Cares Day, we would not be progressing as quickly as we are on renovating the space. Thank you for choosing YWCA Oklahoma City!” Thank you, Mary! We appreciate the opportunity to give back to such a worthy and important organization! Thank you to each and every volunteer that made this Weidner Cares event such a success. We’re so proud! What Matters to You, Matters to Us! -The Weidner Team

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