COLUMBIA, SC –May 28, 2009 – The Central Carolina REALTORS® Association (CCRA) is pleased to announce at their general membership quarterly luncheon this month, the membership collected big for two charitable organizations. CCRA raised nearly $2,100 for Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Precious Elderly) and collected 81 pounds of food for Harvest Hope Food Bank. REALTORS® from the Coldwell Banker United Irmo Office donated more money than any other office to the Project H.O.P.E. effort. CCRA collects donations for Harvest Hope at every luncheon.
About Project H.O.P.E.
The Project H.O.P.E. program was set up by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department to give special attention to senior citizens in the Midlands community. Project H.O.P.E. has expressed a need for window air-conditioning units. CCRA’s Community Service Committee wanted to provide for that need by taking monetary donations in order to purchase as many air-conditioning units as possible.
About Harvest Hope Food Bank
Harvest Hope Food Bank is a non-profit organization that began in 1981 as an emergency food box program and is now a regional distribution program that collects, stores, and distributes food and related items to more than 400 qualified agencies engaged in feeding needy, elderly, and ill families and children throughout central South Carolina. The organization’s mission is to provide for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion, and education. On average, it distributes over 19 million pounds of food per year. For more information, please visit www.harvesthope.org.
About Central Carolina REALTORS® Association
The Central Carolina REALTORS® Association (formerly the Greater Columbia Association of REALTORS®), with over 2000 members, has been providing the Midlands with professional real estate service for over 84 years. The association’s mission is to be the organization in the Midlands that represents the standard for the real estate sales professional through the organization’s Code of Ethics, educational offerings, information systems, and involvement in local government issues. For more information, please visit www.centralcarolinarealtors.com