By BUILDER Magazine Staff. The Jacksonville, Fla., division of D.R. Horton used $22,800 raised in its first annual Julington Creek Plantation Hometown Festival and its 2002 D.R. Horton Family Fishing Tournament to benefit three local organizations that serve families in crisis and children in need.

D.R. Horton presented checks to the charities at a July 2 luncheon at Julington Creek Plantation.

Quigley House in Orange Park and the Betty Griffin House in St. Augustine each received $8,800. Both organizations provide shelter and assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The First Coast Family and Housing Foundation in Jacksonville received a check for $5,200. The foundation offers an acclaimed after-school care program for children as well as employment and training for their parents.

"These organizations offer so much hope and assistance to families coping with difficult times," says Roger Chang, Jacksonville's D.R. Horton director of marketing.

"We believe it's so important to take a leadership role in our communities and support the organizations and activities that make our communities a better place to live," Chang adds.

Participants recognized: Program sponsors and agency representatives gathered at the D.R. Horton recognition luncheon are (from l to r, front row): Mary-Parker Lamm, First Coast Family and Housing Foundation; Sharon Youngerman, Quigley House; Tanisha Caldwell, Betty Griffin House; (back row): Craig Green, Southern Roof Center; Roger Chang, D.R. Horton; Ray Street, Turner Pest Control; Stuart Herman, Brandon Pest Control; Alan Setzer, Setzer's Appliances; Bill Cellar, Providence Homes; Mary Ann Lochamy, Julington Creek Plantation.