DENVER, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hundreds of Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) employees are volunteering to address critical needs in their communities as part of the national Aimco Cares Community Service Day on Wednesday, May 18.
The wide range of Aimco Service Day projects includes maintenance projects at the zoos in Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee; serving lunch to children at His House Children's Home in Orlando, Florida; outdoor clean-up at the Ronald McDonald House in Providence, Rhode Island; packing donations for distribution by the St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix, Arizona; building trails for the Denver City Parks and Recreation Department in Colorado; hosting a Senior Housing and Services Fair in Gadsden, Alabama; and conducting food and clothing donation drives in cities across the country.
The annual national community service days are hallmark events of the company's philanthropic program, Aimco Cares. Through Aimco Cares, each employee is given 10 paid hours annually to apply toward a volunteer activity.
"In the spirit of corporate citizenship, Aimco team members have answered the call to good works in their communities across the country," said Terry Considine, Chairman and CEO of Aimco. "The men and women of Aimco have a strong commitment to service and today they are making a positive difference nationwide."
Aimco is a real estate investment trust headquartered in Denver, Colorado that owns and operates a geographically diversified portfolio of apartment communities. Aimco, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the largest owners and operators of conventional and affordable apartment communities in the United States, with 648 properties serving approximately 500,000 residents each year. Aimco's properties are located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Aimco common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AIV and are included in the S&P 500.