Charleston, SC (September 24, 2019): Approximately 12 team members and one homeowner from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, volunteered their time to help fight weekend hunger and fill more than 700 backpacks with Lowcountry Food Bank’s BackPack Buddies program.
BackPack Buddies partners with Charleston-area schools to provide children who experience hunger with a backpack containing nonperishable food items for the weekend each Friday during the school year. David Weekley Homes volunteers packed bags to provide more than 700 students with nutritious food while they’re not in school.
“Working with this program is so rewarding,” said Sarah Kemp, senior marketing director and division coordinator for David Weekley Homes in Charleston. “You can really see the impact in a short amount of time.”
This volunteer project 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 David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 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 13 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.
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