ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HME) today announced the successful completion of its fourth annual company-wide food drive. During October and early November, residents and employees at all Home Properties apartment communities participated to help those in need. Over 14,000 pounds of non-perishable food and hygiene items benefited local food banks in nine regional areas. Home Properties also made financial contributions to the local food banks, based on the amount of food collected.
"The timing of this year's food drive was of special significance. A large number of our residents were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and many of the donations were immediately put to use, helping people through that difficult time," said Rosemarie Cook-Manley, Vice President of Marketing for Home Properties. "More than ever, this food drive truly helped our neighbors in need."
In the four years that Home Properties has sponsored this food drive, over 48,000 pounds of food has been donated.
"We are so proud of how our employees and residents have embraced this worthwhile cause and exhibited such generosity, year after year. It demonstrates a true sense of commitment to helping others," stated Cook-Manley.
Home Properties is a publicly traded multifamily real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns, operates, develops, acquires and rehabilitates apartment communities primarily in selected Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. An S&P 400 Company, Home Properties owns and operates 124 communities containing 43,489 apartment units. For more information, visit Home Properties' website at www.homeproperties.com.
SOURCE Home Properties, Inc.