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Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Members Step Up To Give Back To Those in Need with Groceries, Home Repairs and More

First-Ever Realtor® Community Action Day Results in Philanthropy, Outreach to Neighbors


Fairfax, VA – The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® has as a strategic priority to serve as an excellent corporate citizen. Such outreach is not only good business, but it is the right thing to do for an association that has 12,000 real estate practitioners as its core constituents.

When installed in December 2016, the 2017 NVAR Chairman of the Board Bob Adamson challenged member-brokerages to participate in the inaugural NVAR Realtor® Community Action Day, which took place this past April. He asked members to find ways to give back to the charities of their choice with time, sweat equity, service and funding.

“Realtors® in at least nine brokerage members of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® found time to participate as teams or alone for our first-ever Realtor® Community Action Day,” said Adamson. “With all the services that our practitioners deliver to clients, it is hard to carve out time for much else. But these members really showed their caring, generosity and selflessness to help neighbors of all ages, in all situations.”

The following NVAR Brokerages participated by changing the lives of those in need throughout Northern Virginia:

  1. The Arlington Office of McEnearney Associates decided to show some love to our furry friends at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. See Photos: 2, 4, 5, 6, 11, 16, 18, 20, 23
  2. Heather Embrey, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Premier, donated to Food for Others. See Photos: 28
  3. Jacqui Bullock, Keller Williams in Falls Church, organized a team to help a disabled veteran repair his Woodbridge apartment. See Photos: 1, 15, 17, 27

4. Jonathan Henkel of Properties on the Potomac volunteers at Wheatland Farm, a Therapeutic Riding Center in Purcellville, VA. See Photos: 3, 29

5. The Arlington office of Century 21 Redwood Realty held a fundraiser and game night for the Arc of Northern Virginia See Photos: 7, 22

6. A team from Keller Williams Capital Properties raised $15k for Roc Solid Foundation for children with cancer and Main Street Child Development Center at a gala fundraiser.
See Photos: 8, 10, 12, 14

7. The Vienna office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage held a clothing drive to benefit the Lamb Center in Fairfax, Rising Hope Mission Church in Alexandria, and Alternative House Culmore Resource Center in Falls Church.  See Photos: 9, 19

8. Robin Gephardt and her team with Pearson Smith Realty volunteered with Loudoun Hunger Relief in Loudoun County by hosting a Pop-Up Pantry shop in a low income neighborhood and donating free food. See Photos: 13, 21, 24, 25

9. The Nellis Group, of Keller Williams Capital Properties, donated to the following client-selected charities: Warrior Buddies at the Prince William Humane Society; TC Williams Alumni Association; Dominik Pettey Fund at Gonzaga College High School; Immanuel Bible Church; DC127; Homeward Trails; and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. See Photo: 26

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