REALTOR® Foundation Awareness Week

REALTORS® don’t just sell houses.

Today marks the start of the 5th Annual REALTOR Foundation Awareness Week.  The REALTOR® Foundation is a non-profit entity dedicated to serving the philanthropic needs of those interested in solving homelessness in central Indiana.  The Foundation has granted more than $100,000 this year to deserving charities and organizations on the front lines of homelessness.  This week’s activities include a chance to give, a chance to help, and there’s one thing you can always count on with REALTORS® – a chance to eat!

Give:   Financial support for the Foundation is always welcome and this week REALTORS® are encouraged to set up Transactional Giving – an automatic donation each time the close a property.  You can also make a donation here.
Help:   Volunteers can roll up their sleeves and help with clean up and planting in the St. Claire Place area on Sept 16th from 9am – noon.  To sign up contact Claire Bleby at 317-956-5232 or
Eat:  Feed the Fight is a Taste of Indy event that will be held at Flat 12 Bierwerks on Sept 14th.  Get a behind the scenes tour of the brewery and enjoy food and beverage tastings from a number of local establishments.

So there’s a little something for everyone this week.  As I was writing this today I thought back to yesterday, September 11th.  I was lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful day on the golf course.  As we finished putting out on the final hole, as is often the custom, we shook hands and thanked each player for coming.  I didn’t play very well, but I mentioned to one of the gentlemen as we walked off that regardless of my score playing a round of golf was certainly better than reading the names of a friend or loved one at the 9/11 Memorial as we had watched that morning.  We reflected quietly for a moment and then each headed home.  Today I find myself reflecting just a bit differently …I’m thankful  for that home I went to last night.  Thankful for the clean bed, the shower, and the pantry full of food.  According to the REALTOR® Foundation website there were over 1,500 people in central Indiana who didn’t have that luxury last night.  Even more eye-opening, it’s estimated that 16% of those are children under the age of 18.

This would be a good week to make a difference.

Posted by:  Ryan Carrell

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