Team Members collect more than 69,000 pounds of food for the holiday
Charlotte, NC (December 14, 2017): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive for Charlotte-area residents for the 11th consecutive year. Companywide, the builder collected 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 Charlotte, more than 69,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items were collected from more than 60 team members and their families, business partners, vendors and the general public during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“For the past 11 years, our team in Charlotte has been fortunate enough to be able to come together during the holidays to give back to our community,” said April Rotenberry, Project Coordinator and CARE council member. “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 and this year was our largest collection ever.”
Locally, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, an organization that provides a regional distribution to charitable agencies that assist people in need. David Weekley team members delivered the collected items to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“Thanks to David Weekley Homes, many more seniors, children, men and women throughout our 19 county area will be fed,” said Lisa Marie Nisely, community development coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. “There are no words to convey the importance of your continued kindness.”
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 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, 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.