Team Members collect food to feed those in need for the holidays
San Antonio, TX (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 San Antonio, nearly 300 pounds in donations of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“We are all so blessed to be working for a truly caring company in great communities with caring partners and homeowners,” said Jennifer Steger, lead sales consultant and CARE council member with David Weekley Homes. “It is definitely very special when we can come together and help fill a need in our community.”
Locally, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Christian Assistance Ministry, an organization that provides a variety of social services, including groceries, clothing, sack lunches, school supplies, financial assistance for prescription medications, transportation or utilities and spiritual support to those in need. David Weekley team members delivered the collected items to Christian Assistance Ministry to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“CAM serves 50,000 people on an annual basis and 14,000 of those are children and we are so thankful for this gift from David Weekley Homes,” said Dawn White-Fosdick, executive director at Christian Assistance Ministry. “We purchase a lot of our food from the food bank and rely on organizations like David Weekley Homes to supplement the food we purchase from the food bank with donated food!”
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 Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM)
The mission of Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) is to provide encouragement and help to those in need of long-term or short-term assistance. The organization provides a variety of social services, including groceries, clothing, sack lunches, school supplies, financial assistance for prescription medications, transportation or utilities and spiritual support.
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.