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CAR gives $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Nov 09, 2017
The Coastal Association of Realtors raised $10,000 for the Wicomico and Worcester County chapters of Habitat for Humanity. Pictured, from left, are Olive Mawyer, Event and Marketing coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County; Matthew Manos, president of Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County; Don Bailey, president of CAR; and Molly Hilligoss, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County.

(Nov. 10, 2017) The Coastal Association of Realtors has raised $10,000 for the Wicomico and Worcester County chapters of Habitat for Humanity.

Coastal Association of Realtors President Don Bailey (2016-17) chose Habitat for Humanity as the charity the association would support throughout his presidency.

“Habitat’s mission of helping local families realize the dream of homeownership is very much in line with what real estate professionals do every day,” Bailey said. “I’m so proud of our membership for helping us reach $10,000. This is a significant donation that will do a lot of good in our communities.”

Over the past year, CAR has undertaken numerous fundraising projects to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

In October 2016, the organization sponsored the Worcester chapter’s Masquerade at St. Martin’s event. Early this year, Bailey signed up as a celebrity builder for the annual Chefs for Habitat event held by the Wicomico chapter. He raised over $2,000 for the event through a brick decorating contest, online campaign and sale of paper hard hats in the Coastal Association of Realtors office.

In April, the organization held a cornhole tournament and Business Card Exchange at Hooter’s in West Ocean City. All proceeds, including the 50/50 raffle held at the event, benefitted Habitat. Coastal Association of Realtors held another cornhole contest during its Technology Fair in April.

Additionally, CAR conducted a nail guessing contest and a chance drawing for a free weekend stay in an Ocean City condominium. The association also donated all of its sponsorship money from its annual awards ceremony to Habitat. All funds raised and donated were split evenly between the Wicomico and Worcester chapters of Habitat.

Habitat for Humanity partners with people to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. The organization envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

To contact the Wicomico County chapter, visit www.wicomicohabitat.org or call 410-546-1551. To contact the Worcester County chapter, visit www.habitatworcester.org or call 410-208-4440.

Visit www.coastalrealtors.org for more information about the organization.

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