Columbus Realtors and Friends Tackle 39 Service Projects for Day of Service
Although Realtors donate time and talent to their communities throughout the year, a one-day event in early June organized by Columbus REALTORS® focused the energy of hundreds of volunteers all over central Ohio.
Over 640 local Realtors, family and friends cleaned, painted, pruned and planted as part of the Columbus REALTORS’ 15th annual REALTOR® Care Day on June 5. REALTOR® Care Day is an annual event where volunteers give back to their communities. It started with one community service project in 2005. This year’s event involved 24 groups working on 39 projects. Since its inception, REALTOR® Care Day has resulted in almost $559,000 invested back into local communities.
The event is funded through the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation. Area realty and industry trade associations are invited to apply for matching funds (up to $500 each) to help fund their community service efforts. Additional assistance is received from many individuals and companies through in-kind donations of money, goods and services.
A sampling of service projects:
- Providing exterior improvements for 10 area homeowners in the Milo-Grogan neighborhood of Columbus including landscape enhancements for their community garden/green space.
- Performed exterior landscaping for a new location of The Haven House of Pickaway County, which is a domestic violence/homeless shelter for women and children in Circleville.
- Cleaning up and mulching Portal Park as well the High Street corridor in Clintonville.
For a complete list of the 39 projects, go to www.columbusrealtors.com/RCD.