Team Members collect more than 850 pounds of food for the holiday
Austin, TX (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 Austin, more than 850 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“It was pretty amazing to see all the little bags of goods being poured into the big weighing box,” said Jillian Crane, project coordinator for David Weekley Homes in Austin. “It was awesome that our whole Team came together to be able to help so many people!”
Locally, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted the Central Texas Food Bank, a nonprofit organization that partners with agencies across 21 counties to feed approximately 46,000 people each week. David Weekley team members delivered the collected items to Central Texas Food Bank to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“Wow, this donation is so cool,” said Leonard Guerrero, material handler for Central Texas Food Bank. “We are grateful for the support. David Weekley Homes rocks!”
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 Central Texas Food Bank
Central Texas Food Bank strives to nourish hungry people and be a leader in the community in the fight against hunger. The organization partners with agencies in 21 counties across Central Texas to serve around 46,000 people in need every week and provide more than 38 million pounds of food a year.
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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