#StillServing – NC REALTORS® Gives Back Day 2020 Stories

The original plan for NC REALTORS® Gives Back Day 2020 may have been disrupted, but that didn’t deter our members from stepping up and giving back to their community. COVID-19  made group activities, like building houses, or renovating homes for the elderly as a group very difficult, nearly impossible. However, while taking the right precautionary measures, our REALTOR® members safely helped their communities. We will be sharing their stories over the next few months leading up to our 2021 NC REALTORS® Gives Back Day on June 24.

The REALTORS® Whitney Anderson, Katie Mabe, and others of Everything Pines Partners Real Estate spent their Give Back Day by building and painting bird houses with the help of the EPP kids. They distributed the colorful birdhouses to homes of the elderly living at the affinity Assisted Living community in Seven Lakes.

Earlier this year, Chris Whitehurst, a member of the Albemarle Area Association of REALTORS® along with his wife, and two sons, took an equally novel approach to giving back to their community. Rather than building, they took their musical skills to task and performed live concerts in their neighborhood to raise money for first responders and the Roc Solid Foundation. The first concert raised over $700, the second over $1,000.

REACH of Macon and Jackson counties worked with the Carolina Smokies Association of REALTORS® in getting supplies and money to help those suffering from domestic violence and sexual assault. Early on when the lockdowns were first announced there was an increase in cases and a number of news stories that covered what REACH is working so hard to counteract.

In line with Chris’ donations, the Union County Association of REALTORS® and the Canopy Realtor Association’s members split their time over a couple of days to keep giving back. UCAR took $2,000 and split it between four local organizations dedicated to housing, sheltering, feeding, and the economic empowerment of the poorest in their community. Canopy spent their time highlighting the work of their housing foundation over the last 12 years and the hundreds of thousands of dollars invested into their community