Team Members collect more than 2,300 pounds of food for holiday
Orlando, FL (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 Orlando, more than 2,300 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items and $3,000 in monetary donations were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“I am so proud to be part of a Team that is truly dedicated to living out our company’s Purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives,” said Valerie Wagoner, marketing coordinator for David Weekley Homes in Orlando.
Locally, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, a nonprofit organization that annually collects and distributes more than 50 million meals to 550 feeding partners in the Central Florida area. David Weekley team members delivered the collected items to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“This holiday season is a time of particularly great need for food in Central Florida,” said Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. “David Weekley Homes has stepped up in a big way to help us fill the gap for our neighbors in need yet again, and we are grateful.”
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 Food Bank of Central Florida
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a nonprofit organization that collects and dispenses food donations to more than 550 feeding partners across six Central Florida counties. With the help of volunteers, donors and the community, the organization distributes more than 50 million meals to soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, day care and senior centers and other partners.
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.
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