Nearly $300,000 Donated to Staff Appreciation Fund at Greenspring

[caption id="attachment_83229" align="alignright" width="300"] Resident Council member, Jim Upp, distributes a Staff Appreciation check to Banquet Supervisor, Milagros Escorihuela on December 10, 2013.[/caption]

Springfield, Va.) - This year, Greenspring residents have raised $298,000 for the community's Staff Appreciation Fund.  The annual campaign is organized by the Resident Life Committee as a way for the residents to say "thank you" to the non-management hourly employees at the community.

"The residents at Greenspring have an overwhelming appreciation for the dedication shown by the employees at the community," said Anita Garifo, Community Resources Manager at Greenspring.   "Participating in the Staff Appreciation campaign is just one way that they choose to show their gratitude.  Every year at this time, there is truly a feeling of thanksgiving all around." At Greenspring, eligible employees may include staff from the security team, the grounds crew, the housekeeping staff, the transportation team, the culinary, banquet, and kitchen staff, the maintenance staff, and employees at every level of care at the Continuing Care neighborhood from the nurses to the dining, maintenance, programming, housekeeping and laundry teams, totaling over 900 staff members. On Tuesday, December 10, Greenspring hosted a Staff Appreciation Fund celebration where residents were able to express their gratitude toward employees and help to distribute donated funds to each eligible employee. 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 1404 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.  Additional information about Greenspring can be found at www.ericksonliving.com.