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4.4.12

Vancouver Island News: Coast Realty helps out Habitat For Humanity




Coast Realty Group Helps Raise the Roof for
Habitat for Humanity with $30,000 Three-Year Partnership
Funds Will Go Towards Putting Three Roofs on Habitat Duplexes
Nanaimo, BC – April 3, 2012 Today Coast Realty Group Nanaimo, Vancouver Island’s largest independent real estate company, announced a three-year, $30,000 commitment to Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island (HFHMVI) - Raise the Roof. The funds will go towards building roofs on three HFHMVI duplexes in the next three years, which will empower six families with home ownership.
Coast Realty Group is a strong supporter of organizations helping people locally. Their donation is the first long-term corporate pledge that Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island has ever received since it began serving the Nanaimo-area in 1994. The 2012 portion will put a roof on a duplex, HFHMVI’s 11th and 12th homes, in the Mid-Vancouver Island area in 2012.
“Our Habitat affiliate is thrilled to partner with Coast Realty Group in a “Raise the Roof campaign,” says Teresa Pring, Executive Director, HFHMVI. “The Habitat for Humanity home ownership model empowers families by providing a hand up, not a hand out. A multi-year commitment from Coast Realty Group supports our home building and assists us in our 2013 and 2014 build plans as well.”
The funds for Raise the Roof are generated by donations from close to 100 Coast Realty Group - Nanaimo REALTORS® who contribute to a charity fund. Money will also be raised through various Coast Realty Group events throughout the year.
HFHMVI was selected out of a list of worthy charities that all Coast Realty Group REALTORS® voted on. The funds from Coast Realty Group are going directly to help families in the community, creating positive legacies for each family by owning their own home.
“Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island is a great fit for Coast Realty Group and our REALTORS® connected personally with the cause of helping families locally to get a positive move forward into their first home,” said Kathy White, Managing Broker, Coast Realty Group. “We are excited to make a long-term commitment financially and have our REALTORS® get involved in community events and Habitat builds in 2012.”
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About Coast Realty Group
Coast Realty Group Ltd., founded in Nanaimo in 1984, has served Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast communities for over 27 years. Each Coast Realty Group REALTOR® is an independent, community minded business person while being committed to providing the best possible service to their clients. With 13 offices across Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, their REALTORS® have an established reputation as trusted and caring real estate professionals. Through integrity, information, and innovation Coast Realty Group puts People. Above all.
About Habitat for Humanity Mid Vancouver Island
Habitat for Humanity is a national non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. HFH is supported by the Habitat for Humanity Canada Foundation.
The Nanaimo affiliate, now called Habitat for Humanity Mid Vancouver Island (HFHMVI) began in 1994 and expanded to cover the mid Island area in 2007. To date, through partnerships with donors and hard working volunteers, HFHMVI has provided homes for 10 families in the mid Island area. HFHMVI is overseen by a volunteer board of directors, operated by a small staff team and is governed by its own society act. Its charitable business number is 881877781RR0001.
For more information please contact:
Erin O’Reilly
313 PR on behalf of Coast Realty Group Ltd.
250-713-0489

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