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Equity Residential

Equity Residential

August 18, 2010 16:56 ET

Equity Residential to Participate in 2nd Annual Greater DC Cares 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

Staff at 425 Mass Apartments and Other Equity Residential Communities to Volunteer

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  Robert Grealy, Area Vice President for Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR), announced today that the staff of 425 Mass Apartments, along with other Equity Residential staff members in the Metropolitan D.C. region, will volunteer at the 2nd Annual Greater DC Cares National Day of Service and Remembrance on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Greater DC Cares will rekindle the spirit of service and mobilize 5,500 volunteers on Friday, September 10th and Saturday, September 11th to impact critical issues across the region while remembering the lives touched by the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Participants will clean parks, serve meals to the hungry, restore national monuments, spend time with seniors, and much more. Individuals and organizations participating in the event will work together and transform a day of sorrow into a day of service.

"Equity Residential is committed to supporting community and charitable causes in the cities in which it does business," stated Robert Grealy. "By volunteering at this national event, we will be helping to take a tragic day in our nation's history and turn it into an opportunity to help and serve those in need."

For more information about Equity Residential's participation in the 2nd Annual Greater DC Cares National Day of Service and Remembrance, please contact Robert Grealy, Area Vice President at 703.714.1624. For more information about 425 Mass Apartments, please contact 202.408.5988 or visit equityapartments.com.

About Greater DC Cares
With over 20 years of experience, Greater DC Cares is the leading and largest coordinator of volunteerism in the region. Greater DC Cares comprehensively mobilizes volunteers and strengthens nonprofits to better impact communities and the key issues in the Greater DC Region. Greater DC Cares works with a network of more than 750 nonprofits, 24,000 volunteers and a host of corporate and foundation partners working together to positively impact the region.

About Equity Residential
Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) is an S&P 500 company focused on the acquisition, development and management of high quality apartment properties in top U.S. growth markets. Equity Residential owns or has investments in 494 properties located in 23 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 136,886 apartment units. In the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. region, Equity Residential owns and manages 51 properties consisting of 15,976 apartment units. For more information on Equity Residential, please visit our website at www.equityapartments.com.

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