Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.
Nov. 12, 2012
-- CHANTILLY, Va. – In the wake of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, The Long & Foster® Companies, Inc. – which includes Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., the largest independently held residential real estate company in the United States – today announced a partnership with the American Red Cross to offer a company-wide donation matching program of up to $25,000 to support ongoing needs caused by the storm.
The Long & Foster family of companies includes Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., which represents more than 12,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia, as well as Prosperity Mortgage Company; Long & Foster Insurance, Inc.; and Long & Foster Settlement Services.
“Giving back to the community in which we serve has been a vital and important part of the culture of Long & Foster and our family of agents and employees for over 40 years,” said P. Wesley Foster, chairman and chief executive officer of The Long & Foster® Companies. “As a family owned real estate and financial services company, we truly understand the sense of security provided by having a safe and comfortable place to call home. Our team is honored and committed to be partnering with the American Red Cross to give back to our community and ensure affected families have the means to get back on their feet, recover, and rebuild their homes.”
Long & Foster is mobilizing its agents, clients, and employees from across its group of companies and more than 170 sales offices to spread the word and drive support for these efforts, which will directly give back to many of the communities in which they serve. All members of the Long & Foster team are encouraged to support the company-wide relief effort.
Donations will augment the American Red Cross’ ongoing hurricane relief operations, which are providing food, water, shelter, supplies, and comfort to those who continue to be affected in the aftermath of the storm. Areas particularly hard-hit span the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including portions of New Jersey and Pennsylvania where Long & Foster does business.
For more information and to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Long & Foster/Red Cross efforts, please visit: http://american.redcross.org/longfoster-emp
About the Long & Foster® Companies
The Long & Foster Companies is the parent company of the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., and is the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading provider of homeownership services. In addition to its real estate arm, The Long & Foster® Companies consist of Prosperity Mortgage® Company; Long & Foster® Insurance, Inc.; and Long & Foster® Settlement Services. Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., sold more than $22 billion worth of homes and helped people buy and sell homes more than 69,000 times in 2011. The Long & Foster Companies 2011 combined sales for the year were in excess of $42 billion. Visit http://www.LongandFoster.com
for more information.