Jun 201602

Long & Foster’s Rockville Centre Office to Host Community Service Day

Jun 201602

Long & Foster’s Rockville Centre Office to Host Community Service Day

The Rockville Centre office of Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest privately owned residential real estate company in the United States, will take part in the company’s 19th annual Community Service Day event. The Rockville Centre office in Rockville, Maryland, will join the brokerage’s over 220 offices as they give back to their communities by volunteering from May 23 through June 10 collecting food for Manna Food Center in Rockville and St. Martin of Tours Food Pantry in Gaithersburg.

“We live in one of the wealthiest counties in our nation. But sadly, many families continue to be hungry,” said Michael Winn, branch manager of Long & Foster’s Rockville Centre office. “Manna distributes over 48 million pounds of food to more than 3 million residents each year. Additionally, it provides food for more than 2,100 elementary school children each week and St. Martin Food Pantry provides packaged goods to needy families every Monday afternoon. We hope our efforts can help these organizations as they continue to serve those in need in our area.”

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

“At Long & Foster, we’re dedicated to supporting the communities in which we live and work and the 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. “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.