The Lynchburg office of Long & Foster Real Estate, the No. 1 private residential real estate company in the United States by sales volume, will participate in the company’s 20th annual Community Service Day. The Lynchburg office, which is located in Forest, Virginia, joins the brokerage’s over 220 offices in the day of giving back by volunteering on June 7 and June 28 with the Blue Ridge Area Foodbank Family Backpack Program.
According to the Blue Ridge Area Foodbank, one out of every six children, or about 51,740 children within their service area, struggle with hunger. The Family Backpack Program meets the needs of hungry children and their families by providing snacks and the foundation of family meals for weekends and extended breaks, when children cannot access school-based food programs.
Long & Foster sales associates and employees from throughout the company, including staff from its Chantilly, Virginia, headquarters, 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.
“Since our founding nearly 50 years ago, we’ve been dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and our annual 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. “Community Service Day allows our team to make a positive impact on our local communities, and our agents and employees thoroughly enjoy this opportunity to contribute 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.”
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