Atlanta, GA (December 17, 2018): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its fourth annual, companywide Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive, collecting an aggregate of nearly 184,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 18 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided nearly 311,500 meals to local families.
In Atlanta, more than 100 turkeys, nearly 400 pounds of nonperishable items and $1,300 in monetary donations were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“MUST Ministries is not only a pleasure to work with, but a fabulous charity that serves those in need in the community,” said Bob Poole, a lead builder at David Weekley Homes.
Locally, the Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive benefitted MUST Ministries, 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 lucky to have such a valuable partner as David Weekley Homes,” said Don Crampton, program director at MUST Ministries. “We can always count on their CARE team to help us with our many projects.”
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 21 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 12 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.