Team members collect more than 100,000 pounds of food for the holiday
Tampa, FL (December 7, 2015): David Weekley Homes hosted a company-wide Thanksgiving Drive and collected more than 100,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items.
In Tampa, the Thanksgiving Drive benefited Feeding America Tampa Bay, an organization that seeks to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and to engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
More than 16,500 pounds of food were collected during the two-week drive. Feeding America Tampa Bay collected the food items to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
"The number of donations from David Weekley Homes are amazing,” said Joyce Endaya, Special Events and Corporate Partnerships Manager. “The agencies and Feeding America Tampa Bay are so incredibly grateful as the contributions will go far. We are so grateful to have David Weekley Homes as a partner. Thank you for making a difference."
Nearly 100 trade partners, homeowners and local REALTORS® joined Tampa team members to provide enough food for approximately 81,000 meals.
The drive was an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which is a charitable and volunteer program that joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in all the communities in which it builds. This is accomplished by company team members volunteering countless hours to different organizations in their communities and by The David Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $100 million to a variety of organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad over the past 20 years.
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 nine 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, please visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.