ORLANDO, FL – June 21, 2010 – On Friday, June 18, Liberty Property Trust employees from the Orlando regional office traded in their suits and Blackberrys for t-shirts, shovels and paint brushes to participate in the 7th annual Bill Rouse Day of Caring. Liberty closed its 20+ offices for a full day so that teams of employees could work on community service projects in memory of the company’s founder, Willard G. Rouse III.
Bill Rouse was as committed to community service and involvement as he was to real estate development. When he passed away in 2003, Liberty employees sought a way to honor his memory and launched the annual Bill Rouse Day of Caring. It is traditionally held on the Friday before his birthday, each year.
To honor his memory the Orlando team partnered with the Coalition for the Homeless and aided with its Women’s Residential and Counseling Center (WRCC). They helped to re-vamp the WRCC’s child care center, making it more functional for children of all ages to partake in after school programs and tutoring. This is the second year that Liberty has volunteered with the Coalition for the Homeless for its Day of Caring.
Coalition for the Homeless is the largest provider of homeless services in Central Florida. As one of the few emergency shelters that accept intact families in Central Florida, the Coalition helps a large number of families in need of shelter and support. It’s WRCC has evolved over the years to become an important resource for single mothers who are homeless and/or the victims of domestic violence. WRCC is a 138-bed facility, which includes emergency beds for victims of domestic abuse. For more information please visit: www.centralfloridahomeless.org.
About Liberty Property Trust
Liberty Property Trust owns and manages more than seven million square feet of office and industrial space in Florida. The company, headquartered in Malvern, PA, is dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through extraordinary work environments. The real estate investment trust (REIT) serves customers in the United States and United Kingdom through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and industrial properties. Liberty's 77 million square foot portfolio offers exceptional locations and flexible design to more than 2,100 tenants at 700 office, distribution and light manufacturing facilities. The company is a leader in the development of high performance green buildings. For more information please visit www.libertyproperty.com.
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