Volunteer REALTORS® from the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® kicked off the holiday season with a week of giving back to their community. Nearly 200 local REALTORS® participated in the second annual Charleston REALTORS® Care Week, which took place November 14-18, 2011.
Volunteers delivered meals for East Cooper Meals on Wheels, took a field trip with underserved youth from James Simons Elementary, raised funds with an Oyster Roast and helped rebuild a downtown home with Charleston Habitat for Humanity. REALTORS® Care Week was a proud partner of Lowcountry Philanthropy Week. View a photo gallery from REALTORS® Care week, here.
On Tuesday, REALTORS® worked with East Cooper Meals on Wheels, to package and deliver more than 350 meals to homebound residents of Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms and Cainhoy.
On Wednesday, participants in the Reading with REALTORS® program visited the College of Charleston with students from James Simons Elementary. The visit was designed to engage the students in a college environment and encourage them to begin taking the steps toward a college education now.
More than 100 REALTORS® celebrated their week of philanthropy with an Oyster Roast and Chili Cook-Off at Salty Mike’s Deck Bar on Thursday evening. 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the REALTORS® Housing Opportunities Fund (RHOF), which supports the work of local organizations like Rural Mission, local Habitats for Humanity and Operation Home, who assist Lowcountry residents in need of safe, affordable housing. The funds distributed by RHOF can ease the cost of repair or reconstruction for those living in substandard housing.
To finish the week, the REALTORS® volunteered for a Build Day with Charleston Habitat for Humanity, renovating the downtown home of Sandra Miller, whose property is in severe disrepair, with holes in the walls and a simple tarp covering the roof.
The REALTORS® Housing Opportunities fund donated $1,000 through Habitat to support the project, and CTAR President Rob Woodul, RHOF Chairman Matt DeAntonio, and committee member Nell Postell presented the check to the Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Jeremy Browning and Sandra Miller.
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