Gables Day volunteers make a difference at Path Academy

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More than 170 Gables employees install new swings, grade and sod soccer field and more

Today is Gables Day in Atlanta, a day of service for more than 170 associates of Gables Residential who spent the day volunteering at Path Academy, a charter school in DeKalb County that creates a safe and nurturing learning environment in which refugee, immigrant and local children can develop the knowledge, skills and character needed to succeed regardless of socio-economic and language barriers.

Today at Path Academy, located on property at Oglethorpe University in Northeast Atlanta, Gables volunteers completed a number of projects on school grounds to enhance and improve the campus. The work included repairing sidewalks, building benches for the outdoor classroom, grading and sodding the soccer field, installing new swings on the playground, and building and staining new picnic tables. Volunteers also did extensive landscaping work, including planting butterfly bushes, removing overgrowth and re-mulching the playground.

"We extend heartfelt thanks to Gables and the Gables Day volunteers,” said Bruce Cox of Path Academy. “We have a lovely campus on the grounds of Oglethorpe University, but very limited resources for maintaining it. Today's effort has been a wonderful opportunity for us to do many of the things that we have wanted to do, but did not have the money, time or personnel to accomplish."

Gables Residential is a national multifamily developer, owner and operator of multifamily communities based in Atlanta. Each year, Gables associates have the opportunity to put aside their work to contribute a day of community service in their region during Gables Day. Since 2000, Gables associates across the country have contributed more than 117,000 volunteer hours and Gables, along with their strategic vendor partners, have contributed more than $1.1 million in goods and services.

“We look forward to Gables Day every year and coming together as a community to help make a difference,” said Joe Wilber, Gables’ Senior VP Investments East. “Knowing that our work today will enhance the day-to-day experience of so many children who are learning at Path Academy, makes our service that much more gratifying.”

About Gables Residential
Gables Residential is an award-winning, vertically integrated, real estate company and privately held REIT specializing in the development, construction, ownership, acquisition, financing and management of multifamily and mixed-use communities. Gables Residential owns, develops and manages communities in high-growth U.S. markets such as Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, South Florida, Southern California and metropolitan Washington, D.C. Gables also provides third party management services in the New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Frederick, Tampa, Phoenix, Seattle, San Antonio, Charlotte, Central and North Florida markets.

Gables manages approximately 31,500 apartment homes and 500,000 square feet of retail space and has received national recognition for excellence in development, management, sales, marketing, training, benefits and corporate accommodations. These achievements reflect the impact of our experienced and dedicated team members, our superior knowledge of the markets served, and expertise in development and management.

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