May 201520

Long & Foster’s Gainesville Office to Host Community Service Day

May 201520

Long & Foster’s Gainesville Office to Host Community Service Day

The Gainesville office of Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, will take part in the company’s 18th annual Community Service Day on June 3, 2015. The Gainesville office in Gainesville, VA will join the brokerage’s over 200 offices in the day of giving back by volunteering on June 3, 2015 by hosting a packing party for Comfort Cases.

Thousands of children enter the foster-care system each year. Most carry little more than the clothes on their backs. Comfort Cases was founded on a mission to provide the essentials to these brave children on their journey to find home. The founder, Rob Chasteen-Scheer, adoptive father of four, experienced the foster care system first hand as a young adult, which led to the formation of Comfort Cases.

“Our Gainesville Long & Foster agents appreciate our community’s support and this is our way of showing how much we appreciate our customers and clients,” said Managing Broker Zhanneta Lopez.

Long & Foster sales associates and employees from throughout the company, including staff from its headquarters located in Chantilly, Va., 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.

“Long & Foster has had a long-standing commitment to supporting the communities in which we live and work and this 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.