Raleigh, NC – November 2, 2018:  Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, the leading real estate company in the Triangle, will proudly distribute 4,500 frozen turkeys to more than 100 local non-profits and active military and veterans organizations this holiday season through its annual Turkeys for the Triangle program. A valued Turkeys for the Triangle partner of five years, Butterball, LLC will generously donate 1,500 of the turkeys to be handed out to food-insecure families. Raffle tickets can be purchased at TurkeysfortheTriangle.com where purchasers will be entered to win a year lease on a 2019 Lexus plus other great prizes!

Turkeys for the Triangle
In operation for over 15 years, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston’s Turkeys for the Triangle program is a collective effort of the company’s 900 agents and staff who sell raffle tickets during the holiday season to raise money to fund the purchase of the birds. To date, Turkeys for the Triangle has donated over 32,000 turkeys to anchor holiday meals for more than 140,000 people.

“It breaks my heart to know that there are families in our local communities who struggle to put food on the table, especially during the holidays when so many of us are celebrating with special meals,” said Don Walston, founder and chairman of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston. “Turkeys for the Triangle is our answer to that sad reality; it is a way our company, our clients, and our kind neighbors can give to the greater good, to feed those in need.”

Turkeys for the Triangle is fortunate to continue its five-year partnership with Butterball to support food-insecure families throughout the broader Triangle area and at Fort Bragg Army Base in Fayetteville and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro. Butterball’s sizable, 1,500-turkey donation to Turkeys for the Triangle is a part of its annual Thanksgiving outreach efforts.

“Butterball is proud to help supply the turkeys for the Thanksgiving Turkey Toss for the fourth straight year,” said Kerry Doughty, company president and CEO. “Addressing the needs of the communities where our employees live and work is part of our core values of giving, and through our participation in Turkeys for the Triangle, we are able to serve families in need in the area we call home.”

Turkeys for the Triangle Distribution Events
Turkeys for the Triangle will host two “Turkey Toss” events to distribute the frozen birds to disadvantaged families and military members to enjoy at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The first Turkey Toss will take place the week before Thanksgiving at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston’s headquarters on Wade Avenue. The second event will follow in mid-December.

With the help of company staff, Butterball representatives, and members of the U.S. Veterans Corps, the boxed frozen turkeys will be loaded into trucks and vehicles to be delivered out into the community to pre-selected organizations* including the:

Backpack Buddies;
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina;
Fort Bragg Military Base;
Fuquay-Varina Emergency Food Pantry;
Garner Area Ministries Food Pantry;
Helping Hands Mission in Cary and Hillsborough;
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle;
Raleigh Rescue Mission;
Tammy Lynn Center; and other charities supported by Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agents.

*Recipient organizations will be pre-selected to receive turkey donations. Turkeys will not be available for other organizations or individuals who show up at the event without prior notification.

Turkeys for the Triangle Raffle Tickets Now Available
Now through Wednesday, Dec. 19, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents and staff will sell Turkeys for the Triangle raffle tickets to gather funds to support the holiday turkey donations. Turkeys for the Triangle raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

Raffle prizes include a one-year lease on a 2019 Lexus from Johnson Lexus of Raleigh; a one-year Massage Envy membership; high-value gift cards to Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, Crabtree Valley Mall and Target; a Yeti Cooler; a Weber Grill; Carolina Hurricanes and NCSU Basketball tickets, and more. Raffle prizes will be awarded on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Johnson Lexus of Raleigh on Capital Boulevard; winners need not be in attendance.

To purchase a Turkeys for the Triangle raffle ticket to advance Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston’s turkey donation efforts, visit www.TurkeysfortheTriangle.com.

About Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston
Howard Perry, an established builder, and Don Walston, a real estate entrepreneur, formed Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston in 1973. Today, with more than 950 associates and employees and award-winning new homes, mortgage and insurance services, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston is the largest full-service residential real estate company in the Triangle, the top Coldwell Banker company in the Triangle area and has earned recognition as one of the leading realty firms in the nation. Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston exceeded 8,280 real estate transactions with over $2.261 billion in sales in 2017. The Triangle Business Journal consistently ranks Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Triangle.” For more information about Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, visit www.hpw.com. Follow the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HowardPerryandWalston.

About Butterball
Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 60 years, the company has provided foodservice and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As an industry leader in quality, food safety and animal well-being, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards. Butterball products are currently distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 45 countries. Butterball operates seven processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas, Illinois and Missouri. For consumer questions or information, please visit Butterball.com or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). Visit ButterballCorp.com for corporate information about the company.

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