The Severna Park Sales office of Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, will take part in the company’s 19th annual Community Service Day on June 8, 2016. The Severna Park Sales office in Severna Park, Maryland, will join the brokerage’s over 220 offices in the day of giving back by volunteering on June 15 at The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Oyster Restoration Facility. The group will be working to sort materials used in building oyster reefs, set forms for the beginning of construction of reefs and build cages for the oyster gardening program for growing oysters alongside volunteers’ docks throughout the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
“Native oysters are so important to the Chesapeake Bay’s ecological system, filtering algae, sediment and other pollutants. The reefs are a vital habitat for fish, crabs and other bay life. Restoration of the bay is critical to help improve the water quality and life around the bay, as the population of our native oysters is estimated to be as low as one percent of historic levels,” said Tim Blanchfield, branch manager of Long & Foster’s Severna Park office. “We’re so excited to have a part, no matter how small, in making a difference in turning that around.”
Long & Foster sales associates and employees from throughout the company, including staff from its headquarters located in Chantilly, Virginia, will participate in a variety of volunteer activities during Community Service Day. In past years, these activities included cleaning up, refurbishing and repairing nearby parks, schools, shelters, homes and day care centers, and providing other assistance to local organizations that offer crucial services to the community.
“At Long & Foster, we’re dedicated to supporting the communities in which we live and work and the Community Service Day event is one example of how we do that,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, president and chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies, parent company of Long & Foster Real Estate. “It’s such a wonderful opportunity for our Long & Foster family to make an impact in our local communities, and everyone thoroughly enjoys contributing their time and effort. Whether it’s through our annual Community Service Day or one of our other charitable projects, we’re truly glad to give back.”
In addition to its dedication to serving the community, Long & Foster Real Estate is committed to the success of its sales associates and is an industry leader in providing the latest and best tools, technology and training. For more information, visit www.LongandFoster.com.