Team Members collect more than 67,000 pounds of food for the holiday
Charlotte, NC (December 13, 2016): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its annual, companywide Thanksgiving Drive for Charlotte-area residents for the tenth consecutive year. Companywide, the builder collected an aggregate of 147,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 20 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided more than 149,000 meals to local families.
Locally, the equivalent of more than 67,000 pounds of food, or 45,000 individual meals, were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 2 to 16 with donations from homeowners, prospective homebuyers, real estate agents, vendors, community partners and team members. Charlotte team members delivered the items to the organization to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“Once again, we are thrilled to have an opportunity for the past 10 years to come together with thanksgiving to give back to our community,” said April Rotenberry, Charlotte project coordinator at David Weekley Homes. “Our David Weekley Homes family of team members, homeowners and business partners love to help make the holidays a little brighter for those in need.”
In Charlotte, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, an organization that distributes 46 million pounds of food annually to people at risk of hunger in 19 counties in North Carolina.
“The 10th annual Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive was another wonderful example of how a community can come together to make a real impact in families’ lives,” said Lisa Marie Nisely, community development coordinator with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. “We can’t thank you enough for your continued support. Because of you and your group, seniors, children, men and women throughout our 19 county area will be fed.”
The Thanksgiving Drive is one of the initiatives of the company’s CARE program that joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose of building dreams, enhancing lives in all of the communities in which it builds.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM) strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. We provide a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates in 23 cities and 13 states 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.” David Weekley Homes has also appeared 10 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since 1976, the company has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.