Burnett & Williams legal assistant Abbey Spencer joined volunteers from all over the region to help fill food baskets for the Washington Redskins’ 13th annual Harvest Feast last week. Abbey’s husband Cole Spencer is a scout for the team, and her brother-in-law Evan, a receiver from Ohio State, was one of the last players released before the start of the season.
On the weekend before Thanksgiving, Abbey joined hundreds of volunteers at FedEx field who helped put together gift bags that went to 2,500 Prince George’s County residents in need. “It was awesome, and I’m so glad I did it,” Abbey said. “One of my favorite parts of being involved with the team is that they make it so easy to give back. The Redskins Charitable Foundation is active in so many events, and they make it easy for the wives to get involved.”
The Harvest Feast effort donated nearly 100,000 pounds of food this year, including 30,000 pounds of whole turkeys. Abbey and some of the other wives were joined by a number of ex-players, cheerleaders, and officials for the Ashburn based team, along with folks from the co-sonsors Ryan Homes, FedEx, and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.
Asked if she’s planning to do it next year, Abbey said, “My back hurt for a few days afterwards, but it was totally worth it, and I’ll definitely do it again!” We think its a perfect way to start the holiday season.