Team Members collect more than 2,700 pounds of food for the holiday
Denver, CO (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 Denver, nearly 1,800 pounds of turkey and more than 950 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“The drive was a wonderful opportunity for me to give back to the community and pay it forward,” said Patty Trout, project coordinator for David Weekley Homes in Denver. “I’m so glad that others less fortunate will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving this year!”
Locally, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Denver Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization that helps change the lives of people in the Denver area who are experiencing homelessness or addiction through emergency services, transitional programs, rehabilitation and more. David Weekley team members delivered the collected items to Denver Rescue Mission to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“We meet people at their unique points of need, remind them they are loved and not forgotten, teach them they have value and purpose and show them there is a reason to have hope,” said Stacy Parker, public relations coordinator for Denver Rescue Mission. “We’re grateful to David Weekley Homes for supporting us.”
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 Denver Rescue Mission
Denver Rescue Mission is a nonprofit dedicated to helping people in the Denver area who are experiencing homelessness and addiction change their lives through education, personal accountability, spiritual development and community relationships. The organization provides emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs and community outreach.
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.