New Year’s greetings to you all! As Community Affairs chair I wanted to give you a brief update of our current fundraising goals for our “Half-a-House Habitat Build.” This build is scheduled to commence this month in mid-January and will run for 12 weeks.
The schedule for build days was just released, and we are counting heavily on our REALTORS® and Affiliates to support build days. We are responsible for six in total; dates are: 1/31, 2/14, 3/07, 3/14, 3/28, and 4/4. Please look online as “event dates” will be set up for easy sign up—register to volunteer now through the TBR Member Login, then “Events by Month.” REALTORS® and Affiliates are the main supporters of our build days, but if you have a friend, spouse, client who has expressed interest in doing a build I would encourage you to include them. Many hands make light work!
While we are at the very beginning of gathering the hands-on volunteers we need, we are VERY near to our final fundraising goal of $32,500! I can hardly believe this is true. But with the funds raised from sponsors and attendees of Howling for Habitat and our recent Fall Family Fun Day we raised a large portion of our goal. YPN was also a large contributor with funds raised from last year’s Great American REALTOR® Days After-Party.
I would also like to recognize a few individuals whose contributions and efforts exceeded expectation for support. Thank you to Virginia Glass and Terry Ann Kant for making substantial donations to this Habitat Build. The Community Affairs team has also been invaluable in participating in the fundraising and event coordination. And Karl Easton was responsible for the largest donation of all—$6,500 for a lot that he had a seller donate to Habitat, for which we were able to receive credit!
But as I mentioned we are ALMOST to our goal. We are just shy of reaching our final figure. And this month we will have our final effort in gathering the last bit of needed funds. On January 30there will be a cookout at TBR from 5 to 7 p.m. Delicious hotdogs and hamburgers will be served until they run out. Dinner tickets are $10 each and include a hotdog or hamburger, chips, and three drink tickets. What a deal! The goal is to have this final Habitat social get us to our total.
In addition to the dinner tickets raising the last little bit, we will also be offering a raffle. Tickets are available at TBR for purchase now until the evening of the social–and you do not have to be present to win. Items up for grabs include a “date night” basket, diamond earrings, and a two-night stay at Cape San Blas over Valentine’s Weekend! WOW! I hope you can put this event on your calendar and join us. Feel free to bring family and friends.
We are so close to our goal I can almost taste it!
Community Affairs Chairman
PrimeSouth Fezler, Russell and Ferrie