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Greenspring to Donate $10,000 to Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department

October 5, 2012

Greenspring's donation to Station 22 will be used toward fitness equipment and station improvements
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Greenspring retirement community will donate $10,000 to Station 22 of the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department on October 12. The donation, which will be presented during National Fire Prevention Week, serves as a way for Greenspring to extend appreciation for the station's consistent and timely service to the community.
"We are so grateful to have the support of Station 22 at Greenspring," said Robin Gliboff, Greenspring's Executive Director. "The station provides first-rate service to our community, and we are delighted to be able to support some of their needs with this contribution."
The donation from Greenspring will be used toward equipment, supplies, and station improvements. Improvements will include the repainting of the station's facade and the addition of garage signage indicating the positions of specific response vehicles. Additionally, the donation will be used to help purchase necessary office supplies. Finally, the majority of the funds will be going toward the purchase of new exercise and fitness equipment for the station. Some of this equipment includes additional lockers, locker room benches, upright fans, kettle balls, a rowing machine, stretching bands, weights, and multiple-use machines for strength building.
"This is not the first time Greenspring has helped our department," said Station 22's Fire Chief, Blake Payne. "Our firefighters are able to relax on some nice couches every evening that were given to us by Greenspring approximately five years ago." "We are there to support the residents of Greenspring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year," said Payne. "It's comforting to know that Greenspring is there for us as well."
The Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department is a member of the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department; about one-third of the County's fire departments are considered volunteer departments. GSVFD volunteers provide additional staffing to engines, trucks, and medic units, and are also active administratively. Station 22 is just over 1.5 miles from Greenspring and provides wide-ranging emergency services and support to the community.
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