RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) December 11, 2022
Celebrating Giving Tuesday, more than 75 members of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors® (RRAR) gathered to award $60,000 to three local housing nonprofits. All Realtors® in attendance invested $400 or more to support the Realtor® Giving Network, RRAR’s charitable arm.
Bloomhere ($10,000 grant) - provides women survivors of abuse, addiction, prostitution, and trafficking a safe place to live and the space and resources to heal.
The Hope Center at Pullen ($25,000 grant) - empowers emerging adults transitioning out of foster care in Wake County with the support and connections needed for a safe and stable adulthood.
The Women’s Center ($25,000) – serves and assists marginalized, at-risk and homeless women seeking to break the cycle of trauma, abuse, violence, and homelessness.
Grants are awarded to nonprofits to cover general operational expenses. The need has never been greater as the homelessness rated has doubled since 2020 and average rent in Wake County has skyrocketed 20% since 2021.
“Our youth leave foster care with no safety net, savings, or support. The grant we received from the RRAR Realtor® Giving Network gives us the flexibility to serve our clients and act quickly to help them find safe and stable housing,” said Meredith Yuckman, Executive Director of the Hope Center at Pullen.
75 Realtors® earned membership to the Realtors Who Give Club by donating a minimum of $400 up to $10,000. Funds from this Club are reserved to help fulfill community grant requests in Wake County.
“Realtors® gathered as one family to help our neighbors in need. We showed how the power of collective giving can transform lives through the work of our nonprofit partners,” said Heather Gool, 2022 RRAR Realtor® Giving Network Board Chair.
The RRAR Realtor® Giving Network harnesses the collective giving power of Realtors® to support our neighbors and improve housing solutions in the community.
Heather Thompson, Executive Director