Red Five Hosts Annual Food Drive
McLean, Va. (August 20, 2018) – Red Five, a private, McLean-based security and management consulting company, and its charitable arm, Red Hands Helping, hosted a company-wide summer food drive from August 1-14 to benefit Share, Inc., of McLean, Virginia. Share Inc. is a non-profit that provides emergency assistance to the less fortunate in McLean and nearby areas of Northern Virginia.
Share, Inc. has been serving the area since 1969. The organization is an all-volunteer entity with no paid staff, no office, and no paid fundraisers, so nearly all donations are passed along to their clients. They provide assistance in areas such as distributing food, furniture, and clothing donations as well as providing financial assistance to families. Each month, Share distributes over 700 large bags of groceries to people in need.
This year, Red Hands Helping donated over 2,620 items, including hundreds of “most needed” items such as toothpaste, bags of rice, and canned fruit. In addition, Red Five executives have committed to match an additional 960 specialty items for a total of 3,580 items that will eventually be donated. Those added items will be given to several other charities in the Reston, Virginia, and Washington, DC, areas. Originally, the food drive was held near the end of each year, but changed to assist in months where donations are more scarce.
"Our annual food drive has become one of the highlights of our year. Employees really come together and push this over the top. And even though Red Five works around the globe, it’s nice to focus on those in need here at home," commented Kris Coleman, President/CEO of Red Five. "It’s a privilege to help.”
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