MERIT Property Management Raised More than $162,000 in United Way Philanthropic Campaign

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MERIT’s campaign supports United Way programs that alleviate critical needs for families and individuals throughout California

We appreciate MERIT's partnership to create sustainable change in communities across California and value their commitment to Live United.

MERIT Property Management, a leading provider of professional community association and rental management services, announced today that it raised more than $162,000 during its United Way campaign. All of MERIT’s eleven regional offices participated and donated contributions. Pledges were distributed to each region’s local United Way chapter.

“MERIT’s long lasting relationship with the United Way is based on our approach toward philanthropic giving, which is at the core of our business philosophy,” states MERIT’s Chief Administrative Officer Kelly Lee, CPA. “The results from our 2010 campaign were tabulated and confirmed this month. MERIT employees overwhelmingly demonstrated their commitment to strengthening local communities by raising over $162,000. These funds will directly benefit families and individuals in need throughout California.”

A dedicated United Way partner since 1986, MERIT has been actively involved in philanthropic giving since the company’s founding over 30 years ago. MERIT’s continued support for United Way has been awarded over the years with a Platinum Achievement Award, the Spirit of Orange County Award and a Golden Key Award.

"We appreciate MERIT's partnership to create sustainable change in communities across California and value their commitment to Live United," said Brie Griset Smith, Vice President, Campaign, Orange County United Way. "The donations given by their generous employees fund programs that help Orange County families and individuals meet their most basic needs of food, shelter and medical care, get on their feet and onto a path of self-sufficiency."

About MERIT
Since 1980, MERIT (http://www.meritpm.com) has grown to be one of the foremost providers of professional community association services in the western states. MERIT specializes in the forward planning and management of master planned, single family home/condominiums, active adult, and urban high- and mid-rise communities as well as rental property management for investors (http://www.meritrental.com).

MERIT is a part of FirstService Residential Management which manages over 4,600 communities, representing more than 1.2 homes/units in 18 states. FirstService Residential Management is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ:FSRV).

For additional information on this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Amy Sarti at asarti@meritpm.com or visit http://www.meritpm.com.

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