Charlotte, NC (March 27, 2017): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest private home builder, was presented with a Community Partnership Award from Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina at its 2016 Annual Partnership Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, March 23.
David Weekley Homes was recognized for its work with Second Harvest Food Bank during the company’s 10th annual Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive. In Charlotte, the equivalent of more than 67,000 pounds of food, or 45,000 individual meals, were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 2 to 16 with donations from homeowners, prospective homebuyers, real estate agents, vendors, community partners and team members. Charlotte team members delivered the items to the organization to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“We were thrilled to have an opportunity for the past 10 years to come together with thanksgiving to give back to our community,” said April Rotenberry, project coordinator at David Weekley Homes in Charlotte. “Our David Weekley Homes family of team members, homeowners and business partners love to help make the holidays a little brighter for those in need.”
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributes 46 million pounds of food annually to people at risk of hunger in 19 counties in North Carolina.
Companywide, David Weekley Homes collected 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.
The Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive is one of the initiatives of the company’s CARE program. At David Weekley Homes, we are living out Our Purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives through the volunteer and philanthropic efforts of our CARE program, which we define as:
C – Committed to Building Community Character… encouraging a culture of caring and contribution with our Team Members, Customers and Community.
A – Active in our Community… engaging our communities through Team Members completing hundreds of projects and The David Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $100 million to worthy causes over the past 20 years.
R – Responsible to our Community… living up to our responsibility of Building Dreams and Enhancing the Lives of our Team, Customers and Community.
E – Enhancing our Community… living a life of service to provide true meaning and purpose.
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.