Long & Foster's Bethesda Gateway Office Takes Part in Companywide Community Service Day Event

June 17, 2014
Long & Foster's Bethesda Gateway office held a clothing and furniture drive for A Wider Circle as their 2014 Community Service Day event.

Real estate company gives back to local communities for 17th annual event

Long & Foster Real Estate announced that thousands of its sales agents and staff, including those at the Bethesda Gateway office in Bethesda, Md., rolled up their sleeves and took part in the company’s annual Community Service Day held June 4. Long & Foster is the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States.

Long & Foster’s annual Community Service Day takes place at its nearly 180 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, including its headquarters in Chantilly, Va. The annual event provides a day for Long & Foster agents and staff to give back to their community through a variety of service projects, including collecting food for those in need and cleaning up local parks, among many other projects.

Bethesda Gateway CSD Video 2014

Click the above image to watch a photo video of the Bethesda Gateway office’s 2014 Community Service Day event.

The Bethesda Gateway office chose to hold a clothing and furniture drive for A Wider Circle (AWC), an organization that provides these items to the needy in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Leading the efforts were Wendy Banner and Susan Fitzpatrick, both longtime supporters of AWC. While Banner and a dozen associates assisted volunteers from Town & Country Movers in picking up furniture from donors throughout Montgomery County, Fitzpatrick oversaw a large group of agents who sorted the furniture and clothing dropped off at the Bethesda Gateway Office before transporting it to AWC. Several large truckloads of clothing and furniture were collected, and financial donations exceeded $1,200. Click the image on the right to watch a photo video of the event, or watch the team in action at the office’s YouTube site.

“This annual event, now in its 17th year, is a vitally important part of Long & Foster’s culture,” said P. Wesley Foster Jr., chairman and CEO of The Long & Foster Companies. “Our sales associates and employees gain 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 an extra set of hands in getting the job done, we are honored to have the opportunity to assist 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.