Dickens Mitchener and Associates agents spent the day building, painting, and planting at the home of a woman in a wheel chair with COPD as a part of Realtors® Care Day.
Friday, April 20 marked the 10th anniversary of Realtors® Care Day, an initiative of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association through the Housing Opportunity Foundation. Each year, real estate agents from around the region spend the day assisting homeowners identified by local Habitat for Humanity Chapters who need exterior home repairs and adaptive and safety modifications for their homes.
“Dickens Mitchener had enough volunteers to do a house on their own this year,” said Jeff Murdock a Dickens Mitchener agent who helped coordinate the day. “We’re very fortunate that about one third of our staff was at Realtors® Care Day.”
Over 750 local Realtors® participate in this day, working on over 20 homes. Area builders, developers, painters, roofers, and home inspectors also volunteer their time to help with certain projects.
In preparation for Realtors® Care Day, agents passed out grocery bags in their neighborhoods asking for food collections for the Harvest Center of Charlotte. The Harvest Center works to create a community where individuals affected by homelessness, poverty and unemployment are empowered through transitional programs. Joan Goode, a Dickens Mitchener agent, coordinated the pick-up of the donated food and filled the truck on Realtors® Care day. Dickens Mitchener agents collected over 200 bags!
“It’s a very fulfilling experience for everyone at Dickens Mitchener”, said Murdock. “We really enjoy it!”
The next event scheduled for the Housing Opportunity Foundation is Strides for Shelter 5K Fun Run & Walk on June 23, 2018. New this year is a Couch to 5K training program that starts on April 28, 2018. Registration has started for the C25K training and the race. Join the Dickens Mitchener team here.