MRIS Cares Announces Lead Sponsorship for the Run For Shelter Race

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Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service Partners with Carpenter’s Shelter to Help End Homelessness

Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service Partners with Carpenter’s Shelter to Help End Homelessness

A natural fit in helping the housing community, MRIS Cares raises tremendous awareness for the Run For Shelter to assist the local DC community in getting back on their feet and into permanent homes.

MRIS, the industry-leading Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that facilitates nearly $105 million a day in real estate transactions, is proud to announce it is once again the lead sponsor of the 3rd Annual Run For Shelter 5K/10K and Fun Run. The run, benefitting Carpenter’s Shelter, will be held at 8 am on November 23rd in Alexandria, Virginia.

As a run sponsor, MRIS Cares contributes support to Carpenter’s Shelter, Northern Virginia’s largest homeless shelter serving over 1,000 homeless children and adults each year. Carpenter’s Shelter provides these individuals with shelter, guidance, and education to live as independently and self-reliantly as possible. Run For Shelter, held during National Homeless Awareness Month, is the only race in Alexandria dedicated to ending homelessness.

“MRIS Cares has continually supported Carpenter’s Shelter since the inaugural Run For Shelter in 2012,” said Lissette Bishins, Executive Director at Carpenter’s Shelter. “A natural fit in helping the housing community, MRIS Cares raises tremendous awareness for the Run For Shelter to assist the local DC community in getting back on their feet and into permanent homes.”

“MRIS is pleased to support the Carpenter’s Shelter in an effort to raise money and awareness for the thousands of homeless people in the DC Metropolitan area,” said David Charron, President and CEO of MRIS. “Our real estate professionals connect local residents with the security and happiness a home provides every day and we are very happy to help provide the local homeless population with similar assistance.”

The Run For Shelter includes a 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run on Eisenhower Avenue. The fastest overall men and women for the 10K and 5K will receive monetary prizes for first, second and third place.

Race registration costs $40 beforehand and $45 the day of the race. The fun run is $20 to participate. All proceeds from the Run For Shelter go towards Carpenter’s Shelter to end homelessness. To register, please visit http://www.runforshelter10k.com/register.

MRIS Cares, the charitable arm of MRIS, proactively seeks out national and local organizations and events to help raise contributions and volunteer hours of service. To learn more about MRIS Cares, please visit http://www.mris.com/MRISCares.

ABOUT MRIS
Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS) celebrates 20 years of Real Estate in Real Time™. We’re a leading provider of real estate information technology and services, and are frequently ranked among the most productive Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in the nation, facilitating over $38 billion in system wide sales in 2012. In its core market, MRIS supports over 43,000 real estate professionals spanning the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and parts of Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. MRIS provides a portfolio of technology solutions and proprietary databases for real estate professionals, as well as broker and agent software products and an industry-leading consumer portal, MRIShomes.com (formerly HomesDatabase). In addition, the CURE Solutions Group, a subsidiary of MRIS, provides proprietary back-end technology to other MLS systems, which serves nearly 150,000 customers each day. Visit MRIS at MRIS.com and our web based TV station, mrisTV.com. “Like” us on Facebook/MRISonFB, follow us on Twitter, @MRIS_REal_News and be sure to visit MRISblog.com for real-time news and company updates.

ABOUT CARPENTER’S SHELTER
Since 1988, Carpenter’s Shelter has been providing shelter and services to homeless and formerly homeless individuals and families. Declaring itself, more than just a roof, Carpenter’s Shelter works to improve the lives of over 1,000 clients annually by giving them the skills to become independent, successful members of the community. 90% of shelter graduates do not return to homelessness. For more information, visit http://www.carpentersshelter.org.

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