Team Members collect food to feed 600 for the holidays
Atlanta, GA (December 14, 2017): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its third annual, companywide Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive, collecting an aggregate of more than 213,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 18 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided nearly 226,000 meals to local families.
In Atlanta, nearly 600 people benefited from the nearly $2,400 in donations, including frozen turkeys, nonperishable items and monetary donations during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15. This donation provided food to 600 individuals.
“It is such a joy to see so many people participate – from team members and trade partners to our homeowners,” said Beth Stitt, purchasing analyst with David Weekley Homes and member of the CARE team.
Locally, 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. David Weekley team members delivered the collected items to MUST Ministries to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“We appreciate David Weekley Homes so much,” said Don Crampton, corporate development, MUST Ministries. “Through these efforts, we are able to provide a Thanksgiving meal for so many! “
The Thanksgiving Drive is an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in each 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, 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 11 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, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
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