Westgate Timeshare Working to Help Homeless in Orange County

Westgate timeshare, along with other companies in the Central Florida area, are working to help the homeless in ways that are not only deeply appreciated but should enable many struggling families to turn their lives around.

The assistance received by Amy Larson and her family, recently featured by WFTV Orlando, is typical of the type of help select families are receiving. When Amy’s husband became too ill to work, and Amy could not find a job, the couple found themselves homeless.

As Amy explains, “It’s the worst thing in the world when you don’t know what you are going to do next, so it’s a big weight off my shoulders.”

Westgate Resorts Timeshare Steps Up

Amy  has recently been hired as a lead hostess at a restaurant owned by Westgate Resorts timeshare. Mark Waltrip, Chief Operating Officer with Westgate Resorts says, “We may never solve the problem, but we will at least create an avenue for those who want to take control of their lives and have an opportunity to succeed.”

Concord Management is now providing Amy and her family with discounted housing for a year. Westgate timeshare has provided furniture for the couple’s apartment, courtesy of timeshare furnishing the company was replacing. Other companies, including SeaWorld, are also helping, working to assist the program’s pre-screened applicants with jobs and homes.

Next month, Westgate and Concord Properties will help sponsor a community-wide event intended to get more companies and organizations involved with this program.