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Community Group Donates Funds From Associa Cares to Local Restaurant Owners

Feb 3, 2011

Funds to Assist with Rebuilding Expenses

RICHMOND, Va. – February 3, 2011 – Community Group, an Associa company, with the help of Associa Cares, recently donated funds to Mehemet and Isabel Akpinar who lost their restaurant in a fire.

A three-alarm fire heavily damaged their family-owned restaurant, but thankfully the Akpinars were unharmed. The local fire department said the first units on the scene found heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof of the establishment and called for the second alarm to get more manpower on the scene on the cold, icy morning. A third alarm was needed to finally get the fire under control.

Thanks to Associa Cares, The Akpinars are able to begin the rebuilding process sooner than they had originally expected.

“It was a great pleasure being able help the Akpinars,” said Community Group President Scott Meardon. “Zorbas’s Restaurant is a key part of the neighborhood, and they are truly deserving of the help. I am glad Associa Cares was able to quickly arrange for this much needed aid and assistance.”

Associa Cares is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 organization created to assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Through donations provided at fundraising events across the country, Associa Cares is able to provide necessary goods and services to the families affected by these types of tragedies. If you know of a family who has been the victim of a natural or man-made disaster, go directly to www.associacares.com to submit a request.

Community Group provides community association management and developer services to Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, Newport News, and Virginia Beach. Since 1983, its sole focus has been to deliver performance that enriches communities and enhances the lives of the people it serves. To learn more visit www.communitygroup.com or find them on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/CommunityGroup.

Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is the leader in community association management and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 100 branch offices in the United States and Mexico. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com and www.associacares.com. Find us on Facebook, follow us on twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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