RADNOR, Pa., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) announced today that it has been awarded the Camden County American Red Cross Chairman's Award for the company's efforts in promoting the life-saving mission of the Red Cross. The awards dinner took place on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 and honored individuals and groups for their contributions to a variety of Red Cross programs and services, as well community heroes who saved lives of others by using Red Cross skills.
Brandywine demonstrated its commitment to life-saving education and practices by offering CPR and AED training to its employees and tenants. Furthermore, the company purchased 47 defibrillators and placed them throughout their buildings, introducing a crucial tool into the life-saving process in the event of heart attack or failure. More than 50 Brandywine employees and tenants have been trained so far in using the Automated External Defibrillators, and more are scheduled for classes in 2011.
"We're honored to be recognized for our endeavors to promote the Red Cross's mission," said Jeff Arnold, Southern New Jersey Director of Leasing, who spearheaded the efforts on behalf of Brandywine Realty Trust and serves on the board of the Camden County American Red Cross. "Equipping Brandywine's properties with life-saving technology and properly training our employees in using it is a relatively simple yet high-impact way to ensure that we're prepared for emergency situations."
In addition to adopting the Red Cross life-saving training into their corporate philosophy, Brandywine Realty Trust also provides the Camden County chapter with space to store emergency supplies such as cots, blankets and other necessities to be used in the event of a major disaster and has also supplied furniture and financial support.
About Brandywine Realty Trust
Brandywine Realty Trust is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States. Organized as a real estate investment trust and operating in select markets, Brandywine owns, develops, manages and has ownership interests in a primarily Class A, suburban and urban office portfolio comprising 315 properties and 34.2 million square feet, including 237 properties and 25.9 million square feet owned on a consolidated basis and 49 properties and 4.6 million square feet in 15 unconsolidated real estate ventures. For more information, please visit www.brandywinerealty.com.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization -- not a government agency -- and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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