Team members collect more than 100,000 pounds of food for the holiday
Orlando, FL (December 7, 2015): David Weekley Homes hosted a company-wide Thanksgiving Drive and collected more than 100,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items. In Orlando, the Thanksgiving Drive benefited Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, a private, nonprofit organization that collects and distributes donated food to more than 550 nonprofit partners in six counties.
More than 3,900 pounds of food was collected during the two-week drive. Orlando team members delivered the food items to the organization to distribute to families in time for the holiday. Nearly 200 David Weekley Homes team members, homeowners, vendors, REALTORS® and developer partners teamed up to triple the company’s 2014 donation of 1,100 pounds of food.
“It is a very special expression of support for others when a company chooses to contribute both food and funds for our neighbors in need,” said Dave Krepcho, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. “David Weekley Homes has done exactly that, and lives will be changed for the better as a result.”
The David Weekley Family Foundation also donated more than $6,000 to benefit the local charity.
The drive was an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which is a charitable and volunteer program that joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in all the communities in which it builds. This is accomplished by company team members volunteering countless hours to different organizations in their communities and by The David Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $100 million to a variety of organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad over the past 20 years.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 22 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared nine times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, please visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.