Long & Foster Headquarters Gives Back to the Community through Cornerstones

June 22, 2016
Employees at Long & Foster's Chantilly, Virginia, headquarters fill kits with hygiene items for Cornerstones' Embry Rucker Community Shelter. (2016 file photo)

The Long & Foster Companies, parent company of Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest privately owned residential real estate company in the United States, celebrated its annual Community Service Day on June 8. Thousands of Long & Foster agents and employees from across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast rolled up their sleeves and took part in the company’s 19th annual Community Service Day, held June 8. The annual event provides an opportunity for Long & Foster agents and staff to give back to their communities through a variety of service projects, including food drives, park clean-ups and more.

Employees at Long & Foster’s Chantilly, Virginia, headquarters volunteered for Community Service Day by supporting Reston-based Cornerstones with a collection drive for hygiene items. Employees collected more than 7,000 items and provided over 1,000 hygiene kits that Cornerstones will use at its Embry Rucker Community Shelter. Susan Alger, volunteer and resource manager for the shelter, said while donations are often high in the winter months, in the summer months they struggle to provide such items to their clients. She said Long & Foster’s donation will support the organization into the cooler months when donations from the community pick back up.

“Community Service Day is a vitally important component of Long & Foster and our corporate culture of giving,” said P. Wesley Foster Jr., founder, chairman and CEO of The Long & Foster Companies. “Our Long & Foster family gains a tremendous sense of personal satisfaction by contributing their time and effort to the local communities in which we live and work. At a time when many charities and local organizations have a great need for assistance, we are honored to have the opportunity to help them.”

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.