COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EDENS, one of the leading real estate developers in the country, is celebrating ten years of Service Day on October 16, 2015. This year, 253 employees will volunteer at 22 community organizations along the East Coast and Texas. Each year, EDENS employees complete the equivalent of a year of work for a volunteer in a single day.
Over the last ten years, EDENS employees have worked with 90 different organizations, from nationally known charities like Ronald McDonald House and the Red Cross, to more local causes like city parks, children's homes and schools.
"Service Day is one of the most important days of the year at EDENS," said Jodie W. McLean, chief executive officer of EDENS. "The day speaks to the core of our mission at EDENS, to enrich communities. And I'm proud to work with people who strive for that today and every day."
The teams in the EDENS offices are working with the following organizations on Service Day:
Atlanta - City of Refuge
Bethesda - Homestretch, A Wider Circle, Washington Parks and People, DC Central Kitchen and Martha's Table
Boston - Everett Square Park
Charlotte - Mosaic Store for foster children
Columbia - Epworth; Big Brother, Big Sister; Harvest Hope; Pawmetto Lifeline; Ronald McDonald House; Richland County Library and four other locations
Dallas - The Network
Houston - The Houston Food Bank and cleaning up the Olivewood Cemetery
Miami - Cleaning up the river around Union Planters Plaza and Joshua's Heart
EDENS develops, owns and operates community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of more than 120 retail centers. EDENS has regional headquarters in Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.edens.com.