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Greenspring’s Fall Food Drive Benefits ECHO

October 26, 2015

(Springfield, Virginia) – Since 2007, Greenspring retirement community in Springfield has held food drives twice annually to benefit the community's neighboring organization, ECHO (Ecumenical Community Helping Others).  ECHO is an all-volunteer charitable organization that provides emergency needs for food and financial aid to low income residents in the Springfield and Burke regions of northern Virginia.  Residents and staff contribute non-perishable food items during each of the drives, providing for an opportunity to help local residents in need.  Many residents and staff have also volunteered at ECHO over the years.  During Greenspring's fall food drive, the community collected and donated 211 bags of groceries to the organization. 

"It's important for us at Greenspring to remember our neighbors in need," said Kimberly Nelson, Greenspring's Director of Philanthropy.  "Our partnership with ECHO provides us another opportunity to give back to the greater community."

About Greenspring:Greenspring, one of 18 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 58-acre campus in Springfield, Virginia.  The community is home to nearly 2000 residents, many of whom reside in the community's 1404 independent living apartment homes.  At Greenspring, over 200 resident-run and resident-driven programs promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  Additional information about Greenspring can be found at