Friday, September 9, 2016

North East Avalon and Mt Pearl Food Banks Get Big Boost from RE/MAX


It was a tremendous pleasure to be on hand as RE/MAX agents presented our North East Avalon Food Bank with a substantial donation on September 8, 2016. Over the past few months it has been well documented that our regional food bank has been struggling to keep the shelves stocked which impedes their ability to help those in need.

Torbay resident and RE/MAX agent Michelle Thorne sent along an invite and news that her company would be making a donation of $2500 each to the North East Avalon and the Mount Pearl food bank. Councillor Mary Thorne-Gosse and I were delighted to be part of this initiative along with Madonna and Leo Galway the operators of the food bank.

This donation is an excellent example of how business can have a profound impact on our community and these people I met yesterday were genuinely delighted to be able to help. I asked for some additional information about how and why RE/MAX is able to do this type of community initiative and I am pleased to be able to share that information with you.

The donations originated from the Real Estate Agents Charity House (R.E.A.C.H). This is a foundation which was formed by local RE/MAX agents from RE/MAX Realty Specialist Ltd. RE/MAX United and RE/MAX Plus.

All of the agents make a donation from each sales transaction towards this fund in addition to various other fundraising events. The $5000 that was donated to the North East Avalon and Mount Pearl food banks was raised at their annual golf tournament and split between the two.

It is through these types of cash donations that the food bank is able to purchase much needed items that are not normally part of typical non-perishable items that people generously donate.

I would just like to personally thank RE/MAX and all the agents who contributed to this donation and as well Leo and Madonna who donate their time to try and help those in need in our region.

Those in attendance on behalf of RE/MAX agents were:

Michelle Thorne
Catherine Murphy
Edwina Baldwin
Kevin Martin
Chris Hodder

Here are a few additional pictures