RALEIGH, NC (September 17, 2015): David Weekley Homes hosted a Back to School Supply Drive benefiting Salvation Army of Wake County and Salvation Army Chatham County Service Unit, nonprofit organizations that provide opportunities for underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and many more services to assist those in need.
“This is such a tremendous help to our program,” said Lizzy Adams, Director of Public Relations for The Salvation Army of Wake County. “The shelter staff was so excited to see the supplies. We are looking forward to next year.”
Thousands of items valued at $4,500 were collected during the two-week drive, which benefited more than 200 children. After collecting the donations, team members spent 20 hours sorting the supplies and delivering them to the organization to ensure the supplies would be distributed in time for the students to begin school with the tools needed to be successful.
“We exceeded what we collected the year before,” said Brandi Haase, a David Weekley division coordinator. “It is so fulfilling to give back and I’m very grateful to work for a company where company values and individual values align.”
The drive was an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which is a charitable and volunteer program that partners team members with homeowners, homebuyers and community partners with nonprofits to make a positive impact in the lives of everyone it touches and in all the communities it builds through its purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives. This is accomplished by company team members volunteering countless hours to different organizations in their communities and by the Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $100 million to a variety of organizations through 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 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, please visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.