Atlanta, GA (December 12, 2019): More than 700 people locally – and 60,000 nationwide – walked away from the Thanksgiving table with a full belly and a happy heart this year, thanks to the partnership of David Weekley Homes and 18 charities across the U.S. In Atlanta, David Weekley Homes teamed up with MUST Ministries for the third year, a nonprofit organization that partners with agencies across four counties to feed 250 individuals and families each week. David Weekley team members provided the collected items to MUST Ministries to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“MUST Ministries is again blessed to have such reliable and caring partners as David Weekley Homes,” said Don Crampton, community outreach coordinator with MUST Ministries. “The items collected will feed 179 families that may not have had the opportunity to do so without this loving devotion and donations to our ministry.”
From November 1-15, David Weekley Homes hosted its fifth annual companywide Thanksgiving Drive, bringing together its homeowners, real estate agents, vendors, trade partners and team members to collect 150,000 pounds of food for nearly 60,000 people across the country.
“MUST Ministries does a fabulous job of helping the less fortunate and marginalized in our community with meals and housing and job placement,” said Bob Poole, lead builder with David Weekley Homes in Atlanta.
MUST Ministries serves the greater Atlanta-metro area by providing canned goods, fresh and frozen food and nonperishable items to Cobb and Cherokee County residents in need through the 30 MUST and MUST Save it Forward food pantries. In addition, MUST operates the Loaves and Fishes Community Kitchen which feeds about 1000 hungry men, women and children a daily lunch as well as breakfast and dinner to the 72 residents at the Elizabeth Inn.
To assist MUST Ministries this year, David Weekley Homes collected approximately 1,600 pounds of nonperishable food items, 179 frozen turkeys and more than $800 in monetary donations during the two-week drive. In addition, The David Weekley Family Foundation donated $7,700 to the organization to purchase refrigerators and freezers for The MUST housing campus. The Thanksgiving Drive is a volunteer and philanthropic initiative of the company’s CARE program, which allows the extended David Weekley Homes family to live out its purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in each of the communities in which it builds.
“Our CARE program means giving back to our community the time and talents and treasures we have been blessed with,” said Mac Calhoun, a builder with David Weekley Homes.
About MUST Ministries
MUST Ministries is a volunteer-driven organization that addresses the basic needs of individuals, families and children with facilities in the Cobb and Cherokee counties and programs in numerous other counties. MUST brings people of many faiths together to minister to others with compassion and love, without judgment of the beliefs, background or circumstances of those who serve or are being served.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 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 13 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 90,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.