Minneapolis, MN (December 17, 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 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 Minneapolis, more than 100 pounds of nonperishable items and more than $900 in donations were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“Delivering the food made me realize the difference we make,” said Neil Wilkinson, lead estimator with David Weekley Homes in Minneapolis/St. Paul. “It was an awesome experience.”
Locally, the Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Second Harvest Heartland, a nonprofit organization that partners with manufacturers, farms and restaurants to provide more than 81 million meals each year. David Weekley team members provided the collected items to Second Harvest Heartland to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“We are thrilled to have the partnership of David Weekley Homes,” said Marsha Shotley, chief philanthropy officer for Second Harvest Heartland. “They have helped us deliver more than 2,900 meals to people in need 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 Second Harvest Heartland
Second Harvest Heartland is one of the largest hunger relief organizations in the nation. By partnering with various food resources such as manufacturers, farms and restaurants, more than provide more than 81 million meals are distributed to more than half a million people annually through food pantries, soup kitchens, after-school programs and more in the service area.
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.