Houston, 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 nearly 184,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 18 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided nearly 311,500 meals to local families.
In Houston, nearly 15,400 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“Our team members were very selfless in their giving and excited to contribute to such a great cause!” said James Boone, construction manager for David Weekley Homes. “We hosted a Fall Festival celebration at our corporate office, and our team members who worked so hard to collect food items got to watch the presentation of the food and monetary donations to Houston Food Bank representatives. The food truck at the event even donated a portion of their profits to the organization!”
Locally, the Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Houston Food Bank, a nonprofit that provides nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies in 18 southeast Texas counties. David Weekley team members provided the collected items to Houston Food Bank to distribute to families in time for the holiday. In addition to the nonperishables, The David Weekley Family Foundation also donated almost $20,000 for a new refrigeration system.
“In this season of thankfulness, we are grateful for the generosity and commitment of David Weekley Homes and all of the team members that contributed to the annual drive,” said Brian Greene, president and CEO of Houston Food Bank. “The donations that were received will be utilized in our Share Your Holiday boxes to benefit over 40,000 families in need in 18 counties. We extend our sincere gratitude for your continued support this holiday season.”
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 Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank provides 83 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies. The organization is America’s largest food bank, distributing to 600 hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Other community services include nutrition education and assistance with job training and food stamp applications.
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.
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