Residents at Greenspring retirement community recently donated approximately 50 coats and jackets to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York and New Jersey area. The coats were provided to the Franconia District Police Station during their organized donations drive in November.
Greenspring resident, Steve Kirby, helped to initiate the effort at the community "I had been an active member of the Franconia CAC [Citizen Advisory Committee] and received the request for donations from the Franconia station," said Kirby. "I thought Greenspring could help." Kirby dropped off three car loads of coats at the Franconia District Station before Thanksgiving.
The donations at Greenspring were made to the community's Treasure Chest store, which is run entirely by over 125 resident volunteers. The store accepts monetary and item donations from residents, organizes sales, and arranges Estate Sales at Greenspring. Since 2005, the community has donated over $600,000 to local institutions in Fairfax County including but not limited to, The Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department (Station 22), Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO), United Community Ministries (UCM), Shelter House, and St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church.
About Greenspring: Greenspring is situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Springfield, Virginia. The community is home to nearly 2000 residents, many of which reside in the 1405 independent living apartment-style homes. At Greenspring, over 200 resident-run and resident-driven programs 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.