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Greenspring Helps 'Fill the Wagon' for the Holidays

Greenspring residents donated one ton of non-perishable food for the Franconia District Police Station's annual Fill the Wagon food drive.

Residents of donated about 2000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Fill the Wagon Food Drive the week of Dec. 5. 

The  began their food drive in 2010. The “wagon” is the marked police vehicle used to transport people to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. During the holiday season, the goal is to “fill the wagon” full of non-perishable food items to be delivered to local food banks and churches.

According to the Franconia District Station website, about 12,000 pounds of food -- nearly double what was collected last year -- and over $1,200 in cash, check and gift card donations, was collected in total.  

About Greenspring: Greenspring, one of 16 Erickson Living full-service retirement communities, is situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Springfield, Virginia.  The community is home to 2000 residents, many of which reside in the 1405 independent living units.  At Greenspring, a robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  Life at Greenspring offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  Additional information about Greenspring can be found at www.ericksonliving.com.

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Nancy-jo Manney December 15, 2011 at 02:11 PM
Thank you, Greenspring!

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