Employees at Long & Foster’s corporate office will spend the afternoon bagging food items such as macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, granola bars, Ramen noodles, and other non-perishables they donated to benefit several area schools that participate in the You Feed Others (UFO) program. The UFO program, founded by local school teacher Margaret Welker, is a partnership with area schools and a local church that provides Ziploc bags of food that contain enough to feed one child for a weekend, to needy students. Since its launch in 2010, the number of schools participating in the program has expanded, as has the number of supporters.
“This is a wonderful program that truly benefits the needy in our community. Long & Foster’s corporate office support for UFO has grown from just two schools last year to about a half-dozen,”
Thousands of Long & Foster sales associates and employees from the company’s more than 170 sales offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic are also expected to roll up their sleeves and donate their time and talents to give back to the many communities they serve. The Long & Foster teams will work on-site at a variety of venues including parks, schools, shelters, homes and day care centers, to help with spring cleaning efforts and other much-needed improvements.
“This annual event, now in its fifteenth year, is a vital and important part of Long & Foster’s culture,” said P. Wesley Foster Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of The Long & Foster® Companies. “Our sales associates and employees gain a tremendous sense of personal satisfaction by contributing their time and effort in the community. Many charities and local organizations are struggling as a result of the continued pressure on the economy, and we are honored to have the opportunity to assist them with this targeted effort.”
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