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Hearts & Homes donates $20K to Habitat for Humanity
Hearts & Homes donates $20K to Habitat for Humanity

BENTON, Ark.  – Habitat for Humanity of Saline County, Arkansas received a $20,000 donation from the Arkansas REALTORS Hearts & Homes Foundation.  The funds will be used to build a Habitat home in Saline County.  Arkansas REALTORS have a long-standing tradition of community involvement, making a difference in the neighborhoods in which they serve. The Hearts & Homes foundation is a charitable organization that was established by Arkansas REALTORS in 2009 to assist citizens across Arkansas.

"In 2006, when I was President of Arkansas REALTORS Association, we took a group of 20 REALTORS to rebuild after Katrina with Operation Gulf Coast Recovery. Ever since, it has been my dream for Arkansas REALTORS to come together in one of our communities to build a home with Habitat for Humanity.  We started the REALTOR license plate program to raise money to do just that and now it is finally coming together for us to BUILD.  As our funds in Hearts and Homes grow, we hope to be able to go into more communities to build with Habitat for Humanity.  This is just one more way that REALTORS® across our state give back every day to the communities where we live and work." - Karen Crowson, Past President Director of the Arkansas REALTORS Association

In June, Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will break ground in Partnership Village on the 2013 Arkansas REALTORS Build. The home will be built for a local Saline County family. Arkansas REALTORS will participate in the build by continuing to raise money for the build through T-shirt sponsorships and sponsoring a stud, volunteering at the construction site, and donating meals and water for the construction site. 

 Arkansas REALTORS have donated over $40,000 to help build simple, decent, affordable homes in Saline County since 2006. They are continuing their partnership through the Hearts & Homes Foundation.

"REALTORS understand the value of homeownership," said Karma Herzfeld, Habitat for Humanity of Saline County, Executive Director. “Habitat provides opportunities for low income families to realize the dream of homeownership.  We are honored to have such a great organization support our efforts.”

Habitat for Humanity of Saline County plans to build homes for five families this year. If you are interested in volunteering at the construction site, please visit our website www.habitatsalinecountyar.org or call our office at 501-315-5434.

 

About Habitat for Humanity of Saline County

Habitat for Humanity of Saline County, AR is a non-profit, Christian based housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in Saline County.  Since 1999, Habitat for Humanity of Saline County has built 53 homes in Saline County for well deserving low income families. For more information on how to apply for a home, volunteer, or donate please contact the Habitat office at 501-315-5434. You can also visit us online at www.habitatsalinecountyar.org.

 

About Arkansas REALTORS

The Arkansas REALTORS Association, with thirty-four independent local Realtor® boards and associations statewide, is the state arm of the Chicago- and Washington, D.C.-based National Association of REALTORS. Members of the National Association, the State Associations and the local boards and associations are identified by the registered membership term, “Realtor” and pledge adherence to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics.

 

 

About Hearts & Homes

Hearts & Homes of Arkansas, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was established in 2009 to assist citizens across Arkansas who have lost their home, their office, their ability to pay for their home and/or their livelihood through a natural disaster or other catastrophic event.

To make a donation of property or financial donation or to receive an application to request a grant from Hearts & Homes of Arkansas, Inc., call Kim Ashcraft at (501) 225-2020 or e-mail Kim@ArkansasRealtors.com.