Team Members collect more than 18,500 pounds of food for the holiday
Tampa, FL (December 13, 2016): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its second annual, companywide Thanksgiving Drive, collecting an aggregate of 147,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 20 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided more than 149,000 meals to local families.
Locally, more than 16,200 pounds of turkey and nearly 2,300 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 2 to 16, with donations from homeowners, real estate agents, developers, lenders, trade partners and team members. Tampa team members donated the items to the organization, equating to more than 15,000 meals, which were picked up and distributed to families in time for the holiday.
“It is a blessing to work together with our David Weekley Homes team to help those around us who need it most,” said Mary Shea, Tampa project coordinator at David Weekley Homes. “The organization that we assisted and their recipients are incredibly grateful for our time, effort and donations.”
In Tampa, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Feeding Tampa Bay, an organization dedicated to fighting hunger by providing food, emergency assistance and aid to the more than 70,000 hunger-stricken population in Tampa Bay.
“We are thrilled and encouraged by David Weekley Homes’ commitment to fight hunger with us in the Tampa Bay area,” said Thomas Mantz, executive director with Feeding Tampa Bay. “Feeding Tampa Bay needs companies like David Weekley Homes to ensure our neighbors have every opportunity to thrive as a part of this community.”
The Thanksgiving Drive is one of the initiatives of the company’s CARE program that joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose of building dreams, enhancing lives in all of the communities in which it builds.
About Feeding Tampa Bay
Feeding Tampa Bay, part of the national Feeding America network, focuses on providing food to the more than 700,000 hungry in the 10-county area of West Central Florida. Our mission is to change lives one meal at a time by leading our community in the fight against hunger.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates in 23 cities and 13 states 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.” David Weekley Homes has also appeared 10 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since 1976, the company has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.