One of the nation’s most prominent multifamily housing management companies, DF Multifamily, a division of Drucker + Falk, kicked off the summer with several of their Hampton Roads team members participating in the Hampton Roads Apartment Council’s (HRAC) “Day of Giving” philanthropic initiative.
By teaming with HRAC, Samaritan House was provided with much-needed support and volunteers from Drucker + Falk. Samaritan House, a non-profit organization that originated in Virginia Beach in 1984, is committed to fostering personal safety, growth and self-sufficiency in adults and their children through the freedom from sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness. They provide emergency and permanent housing, support services and community outreach to victims of domestic violence and homeless families.
On HRAC’s designated Day of Giving, DF Multifamily extended financial support and employees used their annual volunteer day to commit time and service to seven Samaritan House emergency shelters throughout Hampton Roads. This is an increase from last year’s Day of Giving when four shelters saw volunteer work.
The participation of DF team members with Samaritan House is a testament to the compassion that the company holds for their local community and the hard work of Tarra Secrest, DF Mid-Atlantic Director of Marketing and Property Development, who sits on the Events and Education Committee for the HRAC.
To kick off this year’s Day of Giving, DF Multifamily employees worked alongside HRAC to repair several safe houses in the Hampton Roads area. Projects included: Replacing counters, cabinets and appliances (some of which were donated by Drucker + Falk), deep cleaning living spaces, power washing exteriors, painting common spaces and bedrooms, replacing light fixtures and various other repairs and renovations.
“We are so proud of the work our teams do not only in the apartment community but in the local community as a whole,” said Deidre Brown, Director of Multifamily with Drucker + Falk. “Together with Jenkins Restoration, First Atlantic Restoration, Jones Printing Service, HD Supply, Home Depot and other partners, we were able to—in just one day—directly touch the lives of many families and children in the Hampton Roads area that truly need our help, and that is a genuinely heartwarming feeling for all of us.”