San Antonio, TX (December 12, 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 San Antonio, more than 1,700 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“I am very excited about, and truly blown away by, the generosity of our vendors, team members and neighbors,” said Peggy Wood, lead builder service representative with David Weekley Homes. “It is their efforts and willingness to give that has helped to make this year’s food drive a great success. It makes my heart smile thinking of the many lives that will be touched by each donation.”
Locally, the Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive benefited Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM), 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 provided the collected items to CAM to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“CAM operates because of a system that relies on donated dollars, actual items and volunteers,” said Dawn White-Fosdick, executive director at CAM. “We must have these type of food drives to keep food stocked on the shelf to supplement what we pay for. Our goal is to be an ‘emergency room’ of social services; so having a well-stocked food pantry to be able to say ‘yes’ to a person in need is an arduous task but one that is greatly needed in our community.”
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
The mission of Christian Assistance Ministry is to provide encouragement and help to those in need of long- 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 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.