GETTYSBURG, PA, July 20, 2023 – Today Amblebrook at Gettysburg, an award-winning 55+ community, announced meaningful donations made by its resident-run Veterans Club to two organizations in support of those who serve and protect our country. A donation of $2,156 was presented to Toys for Tots Adams County & Hanover PA of York County and an additional sum of $2,156 will be sent to Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Funds were raised during the community’s inaugural Veterans Club BBQ, hosted in June by the club and attended by nearly three hundred Amblebrook residents and guests. Approximately 10% of Amblebrook’s residents are veterans. These residents, along with the larger community, share a deep commitment to supporting veteran-run organizations and causes. Over six hundred volunteer hours, along with food, beverages and raffle items from 36 local businesses, were contributed to make the fundraising event a success.
“Amblebrook is set apart from other 55+ communities in many ways, one being residents’ dedication to giving back to their local community,” said Sheri Stein, Vice Commander of the Veterans Club at Amblebrook. “Being a newer community with residents from diverse geographies and backgrounds, we are united by an active spirit and desire to have a meaningful impact on society – characteristics wonderfully demonstrated by the immense show of support at our first annual Veterans Club BBQ.”
During today’s event held at Amblebrook’s Community Hall, Christopher Bunty, Coordinator of Toys for Tots – a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas – and Frank Walker, Commandant, Marine Corps League, Gettysburg Battlefield Detachment #705, accepted the $2,156 check on behalf of Toys for Tots. An additional donation of the same amount will be sent to Tunnel for Towers Foundation, a nonprofit that provides mortgage-free homes to families of fallen military heroes and first responders.
The Veterans Club at Amblebrook shared a heartfelt thank you to the entire community that supported the fundraising BBQ and made possible this monetary contribution to two deserving organizations.
“We are continually impressed by the wonderful volunteer spirit that we see within the Amblebrook community,” said Sara Carbonell, director of marketing and sales for Amblebrook at Gettysburg. “This Veteran’s Club event is a shining example of what we see throughout the year from our residents, who have an immense amount of heart and care deeply about each other and the larger community of Gettysburg. We are extremely proud to be a part of this extraordinary community.”
Photo (left to right)
Ron Hendler - Club Treasurer; Sheri Stein Vice Commander; Bob Lohr Commander; Dave LaCroix - Secretary.
About Amblebrook Gettysburg
Amblebrook at Gettysburg is a resort-style 55+ active adult community in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, built for connectivity and the discovery of everyday joy. Being developed by CCD Rock Creek and managed by Crown Community Development, Amblebrook has approved plans for a total of 779 acres and 2,009 residential homes across five unique neighborhoods. With 300 acres currently under development, the community features a best-in-class amenities campus, including the 24,000 square foot Rock Creek Clubhouse and 22,000 square foot Rock Creek Fitness Center. Amblebrook offers an abundant, joyful and connected lifestyle for its residents and was awarded the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association’s “Community of the Year,” in 2022 and was named among ideal-LIVING magazine’s “Top 100 Planned Communities” in 2020. Crown Community Development is a part of the Henry Crown and Company umbrella of diverse operating and investment companies, established in 1919. Crown Community Development develops and invests in master-planned communities throughout the U.S., including Seattle, Austin, San Antonio, Nashville, Tampa, Chicago, Castle Rock, CO, Indianapolis, and Gettysburg. For more information, visit amblebrookgettysburg.com.