November 3, 2017 – Grottoes, VA . . . “I had only been here a few days when I heard this loud bang on the side of the house,” the 46-year-old said. “I went outside to investigate, and saw a huge tree had fallen on the building.” Everything happened so fast, Smith didn’t have time to get dressed.
“I was standing outside in my pajamas along with everyone else trying to see the damage,” said Smith, who moved into her apartment in early October. “But, right away everyone stepped up to help take care of things.”
The management had the tree removed the next day and are continuing to work on repairs.
“We do our best to take care of all our residents and keep the property in top shape,” said Carolyn Lambert, vice president of Mark Dana. “We have a great place that people call home, and we want to keep it that way.”
This is the first time Smith has lived in an apartment. She has been in the area for more than 30 years and she is looking forward to putting down roots at Grottoes Manor.
“I like all the people here,” Smith said. “I’m looking forward to the future, only without falling trees.”