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Hilco Redevelopment Partners Shares Thanksgiving Turkeys with Communities Across the Country

November 27, 2023, 07:21 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

In celebration of the Thanksgiving season, Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP) completed its annual Turkey Drive initiative which aims to spread holiday spirit and gratitude in the communities surrounding HRP redevelopment projects. HRP redevelops complex industrial properties in major U.S. cities through a holistic approach that prioritizes environmental, economic, and community sustainability.

As a component of HRP’s commitment to being good neighbors in each community they enter, project teams held turkey drive events in four cities to uplift and support local residents and nonprofit partners during the holiday season. Over the course of 10 days, HRP volunteers distributed over 2,500 turkeys to families in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, and Alexandria, Virginia.

“HRP’s Turkey Drive is one of our favorite initiatives of the year and I am especially grateful for our community partners and volunteers across the HRP platform who help facilitate these meaningful events,” said HRP CEO Roberto Perez. "This initiative embodies our commitment to serving and supporting the communities where we work and live. We know the impact of our projects extend beyond site boundaries and last well after we are done transforming each site. It is a privilege to be able to host our annual Turkey Drives in an ever-expanding group of cities within the HRP portfolio."

The first Turkey Drive event was held in Alexandria, Virginia on November 15th, with the HRP volunteers donating and distributing 250 turkeys in collaboration with the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority (ARHA) and local nonprofit ALIVE!, partners that HRP will continue to work with as they transform the former Potomac River Generating Station coal-fired power plant into a sustainably-built mixed-use waterfront development in the Old Town North neighborhood.

In Chicago, HRP joined forces with New Life Center's "Pan de Vida" food distribution initiative by donating 250 turkeys and holding a November 16th distribution event at the Pan de Vida location in Little Village, where HRP redeveloped the site of the former Crawford coal-fired power plant into Chicago’s largest LEED-certified industrial building. Additionally, HRP will sponsor a Thanksgiving dinner service on November 25th, extending their support to the community during the holiday period.

The team behind The Bellwether District, HRP’s largest project that will transform a 1,300-acre former refinery into the new home for innovation and logistics leaders in Philadelphia, donated 1,250 turkeys and collaborated with local elected officials and community organizations over 18 separate distribution events. HRP also partnered with the South Philly Salvation Army to host a Thanksgiving-style dinner on November 16th.

The HRP Boston team, currently redeveloping the former L Street Station coal-fired power plant at 776 Summer Street into a vibrant mixed-use development at the gateway between South Boston and the Seaport District, collaborated with the South Boston Neighborhood House, providing approximately 800 turkeys to local residents.

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