RATON, FL – June 20, 2014 – On
Liberty’s national day of service in honor of its founder, Willard “Bill” G.
Rouse III, the company’s South Florida office worked at Boca Helping Hands, a nonprofit charity that provides food and emergency assistance to families, homebound disabled and elderly individuals.
the second year we have partnered with Boca Helping Hands on Bill Rouse Day of
Caring,” said Andy Petry, vice president and city manager of Liberty Property
Trust’s South Florida region. “We are proud to continue to support its
commitment to serve community members in need of food and various resource
programs, and its mission to provide
compassionate service designed to instill dignity and to help break the cycle
Seventeen Liberty employees rolled
up their sleeves to work in the organization’s kitchen, food center and
warehouse to prepare meals, serve lunch, clean dishes, hand out pantry bags,
pack groceries and stock shelves.
For more than a decade, Liberty
Property Trust employees have
honored the memory of company founder
Willard “Bill” G. Rouse III with a
national day of community service. It is
traditionally observed on the Friday
closest to his birthday, June 19, and celebrated by over 400 employees in the
company’s more than 20 offices in the US and UK.
Boca Helping Hands
Boca Helping Hands is a community based 501 (c) (3)
organization that was formed in 1998 as a Food Center, serving hot lunches
three days a week and providing groceries to families in need. Currently
the Food Program has expanded to six days a week, including a once a week
family night dinner, and meals are also delivered to homebound disabled
and elderly individuals. The organization, through its Resource Center,
provides help and assistance for people in crisis situations; and through its
Job Mentoring Center, provides coaching, guidance and classes designed to
help individuals who are seeking employment opportunities.
About Liberty Property Trust
Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) is a leader in commercial
real estate, serving customers in the United States and United Kingdom through
the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and
industrial properties. Liberty's 101 million square foot portfolio includes
more than 700 properties which provide office, distribution and light
manufacturing facilities to 1,800 tenants.
Inquiries: Andy Petry, Liberty Property Trust, 561.999.0310
Contact: Margo Hunt Winans, a.s.a.p.r., 757.404.8653