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Citron Residents Raise Funds for Typhoon Survivors

Foulger-Pratt Companies’ Citron Apartments community, located in downtown Silver Spring, MD, is raising funds to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

“Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the worst storms in history,” says Foulger-Pratt Property Manager Cristal Phipps.

To help with Philippines relief efforts, Foulger-Pratt and the residents of Citron Apartments have created a donation site where visitors can make a contribution to the American Red Cross –  http://www.crowdrise.com/citronstyphoonrelieffund/fundraiser/citronapartments.

“We hope to raise $5,000 by this Thursday, November 21, which Foulger-Pratt, Citron's management company, has agreed to match dollar-for-dollar,” explains Phipps. “Let's work together to send aid to all of those survivors who need food, clothing, and shelter.”

Phipps notes that the idea for a fundraiser to help the Philippines actually came from Citron’s residents. “Citron is a tight knit, socially conscious community,” she says. “Citron isn’t just about housing. It’s a true community, so there is a great deal of interest and excitement about working together to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.”

Citron has become one of the area’s hottest properties since opening in mid-May, outpacing leasing in competing apartment complexes in large part due to its design and location.

“Residents have been very attracted to the low-rise design of the Citron, and have called it an ‘oasis’ in the heart of Silver Spring,” says Phipps. “Our renters, many of whom work at surrounding employers such as NOAA, Discovery Channel, and Howard University, appreciate Citron’s location near their work and the easy access it offers to retail, dining, and entertainment options, as well as mass-transit, all of which are within walking distance.” 

Citron is the final residential piece to be completed in the highly successful Downtown Silver Spring Revitalization initiative, an effort that “would not have been possible without the vision and backing of Montgomery County and the Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce,” says Foulger-Pratt’s Managing Principal, Bryant Foulger.

Foulger credits his staff for helping to create an enjoyable living experience among Citron residents. “In no uncertain terms, the staff is dedicated to serving the residents there, making sure they are informed about the area and doing the little things that make Citron living so enjoyable and unique,” he says.

Citron’s social conscience dates back to its opening when Foulger-Pratt made donations to three area charities – CASA de Maryland, Impact Silver Spring, and the Montgomery Housing Partnership.

For more information about Citron and its effort to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, call 855-242-7178.

About The Foulger-Pratt Companies

Established in 1963, the Foulger-Pratt Companies represents one of the Washington region’s most experienced and diverse real estate firms. The award-winning organization offers sustainable development, construction, asset management, and property management services. It recently ranked seventh on the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work survey. Examples of the company’s work include Rockville Metro Plaza I and II, Park Potomac mixed-use development, Silver Spring Metro Center, and The Nature Conservancy Headquarters. The Foulger-Pratt Companies is headquartered in Rockville, MD. For more information, visit www.foulgerpratt.com.



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