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Community Associations Institute Answers the Call to Help Struggling Seniors

9/12/2016  -  Falls Church, VA

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Employees participate in meal pack challenge as part of 9/11 day of service

14322706_1180186982020335_6335582911421628451_n.jpgSept. 12, 2016 — Falls Church, VA — Community Associations Institute (CAI) employees will participate in the 2nd annual A Celebration of Service meal pack c​hallenge on Monday, Sept. 12. The goal of the two-day event, which is sponsored by the AARP Foundation and starts on Sunday, Sept. 11, is to pack 1.5 million meals for struggling seniors in the national capital region. The meals will be distributed by the Capital Area Food Bank.

By joining thousands of other volunteers in this event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., CAI staffers will help those in need while honoring the sacrifice of those who were lost and those who united in service on 9/11.

"As champions of building better communities, it is vital that we support our own community by participating in volunteer events such as the National Day of Service and Remembrance," says Thomas Skiba, CAE, CAI's chief executive officer. "We are proud to join with people across the country to pay tribute to the victims, survivors, and all those who responded to the attacks, while at the same time making a meaningful difference for local area seniors who face hunger."

The AARP Foundation is the charitable affiliate of AARP, whose vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. The Capital Area Food Bank serves more than 3,500 seniors every month in Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

 

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About Community Associations Institute

Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization founded in 1973 to foster competent, responsive community associations through research, training, and education. CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 34,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 60 chapters, including a chapter in South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. We work to identify and meet the evolving needs of the professionals and volunteers who serve associations by being a trusted forum for the collaborative exchange of knowledge and information and by helping our members learn, achieve, and excel. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsive citizenship—ideals reflected in associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit www.caionline.org or call (888)224-4321. 


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