We had the good fortune of connecting with Eugene Weems and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eugene, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
Weems is committed to making society great again by changing lives and helping families in need. he believes a great business or organization shows its purpose not only by the way it treats people but by showing love for its community and doing more than what is required for the people.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, there were so many people who were laid off and could not afford to pay bills and provide food or the bare necessities for their families. Weems gathered a team together and went door to door in local communities giving food to families, Activity Buckets to the kids, Bags of Hope to the seniors, hygiene, and Personal Protective Equipment products to those who could not afford them.
Weems has obtained an 81-room hotel to help the Homeless population, Veterans, and Families that have been displaced during the Covid-19 crisis with a safe place to stay. He is in the process of restoring and renovating the hotel to provide transitional housing, three meals, a clean environment, social and emotional support, and resources for the Veterans and the Homeless population to prevent future homelessness.
Weems also travels once a week to Mexico to feed and cloth immigrants that have been deported from their families.
Weems impacts lives with love, real-time resources, and being hands-on for the people.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Helping to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged Veterans and Homeless Families. Letting them know that someone cares. Through the’ Aldine Weems Safe House’ Emergency Housing program that Eugene Weems recently purchased an 81-room Hotel to convert into a safe haven for the homeless.
Weems goal is to help the Homeless population, Veterans, Transitional Youth, and Families that have been displaced during the Covid-19 crisis with a safe place to stay. He is in the process of restoring and renovating the 81-room hotel to provide transitional housing, three meals, a clean environment, social and emotional support, and resources for the Veterans and Homeless population to prevent future homelessness.
Weems is a bestselling author, philanthropist, and founder of Vibrant Green for Vibrant Peace (Vg4vp.org). Among his many talents, the Kickboxing champion has been a lifelong and tireless advocate for at-risk youth, the homeless, immigrants, and our American troops.
Weems is a man of action with morals, values, and a strong sense of service for the people. He ran for election to the U.S. House to represent California’s 31st Congressional District. His personal life experience is what drives him to want to make a change in the life of others.
Weems has received numerous awards for his dedication and selfless work in the communities but was recognized by one of the most prestigious ‘Spirit of the Entrepreneur’ for the Covid Angel Award.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The Bucket Crab & Crawfish in Ontario, California
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Ms.Ethel Gardner CEO /Executive Director at The Kennedy Austin Foundation.
Vickie Lobo CEO / Executive Director at Knock Knock Angels
Most importantly I want to thank my Grandmother Aldine Weems, Co-Founder of the Operation Life nonprofit organization. She raised me to be the man I am today. It was because of her loving heart and upbringing why I do the work I do today. As a leader in the community, she along with my aunty Ruby Duncan and a group of other black welfare mothers founded Nevada Welfare Rights Organization and fought to bring the federal food stamps program and the special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and children to Nevada. She is my heroine.