Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. announced that thousands of its sales agents and staff, including those at the New River Valley office, rolled up their sleeves and took part in the company’s annual Community Service Day. 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, Washington, D.C., 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. Though Long & Foster’s Community Service Day was recognized on June 4, the many offices work with organizations on other days surrounding the recognized date.
The New River Valley office, located at 3601 Holiday Ln. in Blacksburg, Va., assisted with the Tornado Recovery Project in the town of Pulaski on June 10. About two dozen agents, staff and spouses assisted with tornado restoration projects, including landscaping, grading around homes, removing rocks and more. In addition to volunteering with the Tornado Recovery Project, the office is holding a supply drive through June 30 for the Humane Society of Montgomery County. Items being collected include non-clumping, basic clay cat litter, paper towels and laundry detergent, as well as monetary donations.
“This annual event, now in its seventeenth year, is a vitally important part of Long & Foster’s culture,” says 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.