Team Members collect more than 1,600 pounds of food for the holiday
Charleston, SC (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.
Locally, more than 900 pounds of turkey and nearly 700 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 2 to 16. In addition, the annual food drive raised $1,130 in cash, which calculates to more than 8,000 pounds of food. Charleston team members delivered the items to the Lowcountry Food Bank to distribute to families in time for the holiday. The company’s efforts provided more than 149,000 meals to local families.
“Our team is passionate about helping others in need right here in our community. With Thanksgiving being all about gathering with family and friends and counting our blessings, we were pleased to be able share that spirit of giving thanks and sharing with our neighbors,” said Doug Blanton, Design City Manager for David Weekley Homes in Charleston.
In Charleston, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted the Lowcountry Food Bank, an organization that will distribute 25 million pounds of food this year to people at risk of hunger in 10 coastal counties in South Carolina.
“We can’t thank you all enough for your continued support. Your team is making a tremendous positive impact on our community for Thanksgiving,” said Mary Brook, Food Resource Manager at Lowcountry Food Bank.
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 Lowcountry Food Bank
The mission of Lowcountry Food Bank is to lead the fight against hunger in our community. The Lowcountry Food Bank was founded in 1983 as a clearinghouse for donated food items through the generosity of both the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina and Trident United Way.
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.