Dallas, TX (December 11, 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 more than 183,935 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 18 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided 311,469 meals to local families.
In Dallas, more than 33,600 pounds of frozen turkeys and nearly 4,000 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“It is amazing to watch the David Weekley Homes family come together with their generous and selfless donations during the annual Thanksgiving drive,” said Madison Ryffel, sales consultant for David Weekley Homes in Dallas. “I am grateful for the opportunity to give back and give thanks in our local community.”
Locally, the Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Community Food Bank, a nonprofit organization that changes lives one meal at a time by providing food directly to those in need. David Weekley team members provided the frozen turkeys and collected items to Community Food Bank to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
"The David Weekley Homes team was a delight at the Thanksgiving giveaway and very hands on,” said Rudy Taylor, operations director for Community Food Bank. “We thank you for the boost of nutrition at the most important time of the year."
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 Community Food Bank
Community Food Bank’s mission is to fight hunger and poverty by providing food, education, programs, and resources to families in a dignified, personal and timely manner without zip code restrictions. As a food pantry, they provide food directly to those in need.
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.