PRLog - May 24, 2012 - CHANTILLY, Va. - Long & Foster® Real Estate Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, today announced that more than 250 employees at its corporate headquarters in Chantilly, Va., are expected to participate in its annual Community Service Day scheduled for June 6, 2012. This year’s event will mark the fifteenth companywide annual Community Service Day the company has hosted.
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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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