Team Members collect more than 800 pounds of food for the holiday
Atlanta, GA (December 13, 2016): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its second annual, companywide Thanksgiving Drive, collecting 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, more than 120 turkeys and nearly 800 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 2 to 16. Atlanta team members delivered the items to the organization to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“Our Thanksgiving Drive provides a great opportunity to reflect on our many blessings, as both a company and as individuals as we enter the holiday season,” said Malia Stillwell, Marketing Coordinator with David Weekley Homes. “Working with MUST and learning how our efforts will impact our local community makes the drive even sweeter!”
In Atlanta, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted MUST Ministries, 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.
“Everyone at MUST Ministries is extremely grateful for the energy and enthusiasm that David Weekley Homes team members exhibit during their Giving Thanks, Giving Back Turkey Drive, said Don Crampton, Corporate Relations Officer at MUST Ministries. “David Weekly Homes is an awesome corporate example of helping serve our neighbors in need, we value the wonderful partnership we share.”
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 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, 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.