ResortQuest Employees in Northwest Florida Open Their Hearts and Wallets to United Way

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Employees of ResortQuest Northwest Florida presented a check for over $32,600 to the United Way for 2008.


When our vacationers travel to the Emerald Coast, they boast about our emerald waters and sandy white beaches

During November, ResortQuest employees along Northwest Florida's beautiful Emerald Coast raised over $32,600 for the United Way of Okaloosa & Walton Counties, which encompasses some of Florida's most popular beach vacation destinations including Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Beaches of South Walton. Almost 300 employees made monetary pledges to the campaign. "We had an incredible response of generosity from our employees this year," states Scott Seeger, United Way Campaign Leader and Director of Human Resources for ResortQuest of Northwest Florida.

Employees of ResortQuest Northwest Florida presented a check for over $32,600 to Rhonda Davenport, United Way Director of Resource Development/Campaigns, and Joyce Shanahan, City Manager for Fort Walton Beach and President Elect of United Way for 2008. In return, Shanahan presented ResortQuest with a certificate celebrating 50 years of caring with the United Way and a pewter dish, a gift reserved for companies that went above and beyond in this year's campaign.

ResortQuest employees did more than just open their wallets; they opened their hearts and toured several local United Way organizations including Sharing and Caring of Okaloosa Island, Habitat for Humanity, Covenant Hospice, Harvest House, and the YMCA of Florida's Emerald Coast. ResortQuest was also a sponsor of the United Way Day of Caring and Sharing in September with over twenty employees volunteering to help with community projects in Niceville, Destin and Fort Walton Beach.

"When our vacationers travel to the Emerald Coast, they boast about our emerald waters and sandy white beaches," concluded Seeger. "However, they seem to miss the true beauty of the Emerald Coast -- our commitment and support to each other within the community. The employees of ResortQuest have made a statement this year, showing what community support really is."

In Northwest Florida, ResortQuest manages over 3,000 vacation condo rentals and vacation home rentals in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Beaches of South Walton, Panama City Beach, Perdido Key and Navarre Beach. For those interested in owning a piece of paradise on the Emerald Coast, the ResortQuest Northwest Florida Real Estate Sales Professionals specialize in assisting buyers with finding the perfect beach home, waterfront townhomes, lots, gulf-front condos and pre-construction opportunities.

About ResortQuest:
ResortQuest, the nation's leading vacation rental hospitality and resort real estate companies, provides a one-stop resource in North America's premier resort destinations ( ResortQuest is the largest marketer and management company of vacation condominiums and home rentals in the United States, based on a portfolio of nearly 9,000 vacation rentals with a combined real estate value estimated at approximately $7 billion. ResortQuest Real Estate is one of the nation's leading real estate companies focusing exclusively on resort properties, offering superior brokerage services in the country's premier beach, ski and golf destinations. ResortQuest employs more than 4,000 nationwide.


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