Red Five Holds Annual Food Drive; Donations Benefit Share, Inc.
McLean, Va. (August 25, 2017) – 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 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.
Red Hands Helping donated over 1,200 items to Share, including hundreds of “most needed” items such as toothpaste, bags of rice, and canned fruit. The annual company food drive is typically held towards the end of the year, but was changed to assist in months where donations are more scare.
"Working with Share is 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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