Giving back to our community and helping those in need is at the core of Wedgewood’s values. So how does an empty home with abandoned household items fit into those values? For our company that means repurposing everything that can be salvaged and putting those gently used goods into the hands of people who need them the most.
Often when we assume ownership of a home, the prior owners leave behind items they no longer want or need. Rather than throwing out everything left in a vacated home, our property teams make an effort to salvage anything that may be useful to someone else.
Our Nevada team regularly donates items to Safe Nest, a family services agency that provides shelter, counseling, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence. A typical family seeking help from Safe Nest is a mother with children who has left everything behind to escape the violence at home. Items like the ones we donate help give them a fresh start in a safe place, where they can build a new foundation. This past March, our Nevada team donated more than $7,000 in goods to Safe Nest including toys, headboards, dressers, lamps, washers and dryers, heaters, refrigerators, dining tables, and more. These are just the kinds of items that can help struggling families get back on their feet.
Animal shelters too have been the beneficiaries of abandoned items. Our teams regularly bag up left-behind towels and tattered blankets and take them to pet rescue shelters. Even small efforts like this means less waste going to landfills.
Our Wedgewood team coordinates pickups and deliveries with local shelters and philanthropies including Safe Nest, Victory Outreach, Wounded Warrior Project, Camaraderie Foundation, Orange County Animal Services, Weekend Warrior and Angel View.
This kind of effort is the essence of the Wedgwood way, taking care of business and families in a conscientious manner. We appreciate all of our employees who help make this program such a value to communities nationwide.