2016: Lee Wetherington Family Village. Lee Wetherington spearheaded the campaign, along with Community Foundation of Sarasota, to buy 9 duplexes out of foreclosure in a predominately black neighborhood, completely rebuild inside and out, and LW Foundation bought all the furniture. It is now transitional housing and home to 18 homeless families, mostly veterans, and homeless veteran woman. It’s not only changing lives but transforming a neighborhood.
2012: Manatee County Boys and Girls Club. Lee Wetherington Homes refurbished, gratis, the teen Center at the Bayshore Club. Taking the teen center down to the studs, it was completely rebuilt including furniture, televisions and games, new computers to study, carpeting, dance floor, and a new study area. Attendance went from 25 kids to over 100 kids.
2009: Roy McBean Boys and Girls Club. This club is located in a federal housing project in a black neighborhood. Completely remodeled an existing Club, gratis, added two school rooms, offices, dance room, remodeled the gym, remodeled kitchen, complete paint and flooring, etc. Attendance went from less than 75 kids to over 300 kids.
2002 to 2010: Community Foundation of Sarasota County Board Member. Served 7 years on executive committee and as Board Chair in 2008. CFSC is a $275 million foundation.