Posted June 9 2010, 3:29 AM PDT by Christine Wood

Windermere Real Estate Nevada offices give $25,000 to HopeLink

Posted in Grant recipients and News from the Foundation by Christine Wood

Greetings from the Windermere Foundation,

Today, Windermere Real Estate offices in Nevada will be presenting a grant from the Windermere Foundation of $25,000 to Henderson Allied Community Advocates, also known as HopeLink. The gift represents the Nevada offices’ entire 2009 Windermere Foundation endowment and will be put toward Hopelink’s homelessness prevention efforts to continue fighting homelessness through 2011.

The 2009 endowment was raised by the agents over the last year. For every transaction a Windermere agent makes in the Las Vegas valley, a portion of the commission is donated to the Windermere Foundation. This year is the first time Windermere’s three Southern Nevada offices voted to combine their annual donations to the Windermere Foundation for the purpose of awarding it to a single charity.

Established in Henderson, Nevada in 1991, HopeLink focuses on preventing homelessness for families in crisis. For more than 18 years, the organization has worked to stabilize families and transition them back to permanent housing, through such services as emergency shelter, food pantry, transportation assistance and more.

“We are so thankful to be receiving these funds. HopeLink’s emergency shelter program is really geared to assist those who cannot be served by other programs, homeless individuals being discharged with medical conditions from hospitals, families who cannot be accommodated in other shelters, families with adult disabled children, and others who just can’t be served in a typical environment,” said Daniele Dreitzer, Executive Director of HopeLink. “We are seeing more and more families with children who just can’t keep their homes with the current economic situation. It can take several weeks, and sometimes longer to get families stabilized and into other programs. These funds will enable us to serve families that need additional assistance for a longer period of time, with an eye towards long term stability.”

“Being in real estate, we put families in homes everyday,” said Robyn Yates, V.P. of Marketing for Windermere Real Estate Nevada. “Through our donations to the Windermere Foundation, we are able to provide housing for in-need families in all of our communities. It is our way of showing how blessed we feel as a company to be in such a position to give back.”

Click here to read the full press release.

Christine Wood

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