Team Members collect more than 1,900 pounds of food for the holiday
Denver, CO (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. The company’s efforts provided more than 149,000 meals to local families.
Locally, more than 1,400 pounds of turkey and nearly 500 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 2 to 16. Denver team members delivered the items to the organization to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“Our Giving Thanks drive gives our team the opportunity to be a part of the change we want to see in our community,” said Bernadette Garcia, Project Coordinator with David Weekley Homes.
In Denver, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted the Denver Rescue Mission, an organization that helps to meet the needs of the poor and homeless through emergency services, community outreach, long-term rehabilitation, transitional programs and assistance for permanent housing.
“We appreciate all the hard work and efforts on behalf of the Denver Rescue Mission,” said Lisette Williams, Community Relations Manager, Denver Rescue Mission. “We are very grateful to David Weekley Homes for the kind and continued support!”
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 Denver Rescue Mission
The Denver Rescue Mission is an organization that helps to meet the needs of the poor and homeless through emergency services, community outreach, long-term rehabilitation, transitional programs and assistance for permanent housing.
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.