MT. PLEASANT, S.C., December 2018—This holiday season, AgentOwned Realty’s eight Lowcountry offices are working to give back to the community in numerous ways. In November, the company assisted the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs via a donation of hamburger patties, hotdogs, and buns to the Fisher House at 150 Wentworth Street in downtown Charleston. Charleston’s Fisher House provides a place to stay for the families of patients receiving care at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, which serves some 75,000 veterans in coastal communities throughout South Carolina and Georgia. The food AgentOwned Realty donated was used for a weekend cookout hosted by the guesthouse for veterans’ families.
In another initiative, AgentOwned Realty encourages its agent-owners and office employees to save pop tabs, which the company collects for donation to Charleston’s Ronald McDonald House at 81 Gadsden Street. The company most recently dropped off approximately 20 gallons of tabs to the charity, which provides a home away from home to families whose children are undergoing extensive medical treatment. The Ronald McDonald House serves 32 families each night, and AgentOwned collects tabs to show its support for these families. The Ronald McDonald organization recycles the tabs to help fund its programming.
AgentOwned Realty also hosted a food drive for the Salvation Army. The firm collected one-and-a-half 50-gallon barrels of nonperishable food items. These items helped to restock the Salvation Army’s food pantry, which is located at 6209 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston. The Salvation Army of the Lowcountry provides food, clothing, shelter, financial assistance, after-school care, holiday assistance, and other services, without discrimination, to those in need in the Charleston area.
AgentOwned Realty’s other holiday giving initiatives include a coat drive for One Warm Coat, through which 95 coats and sweaters were collected. Barb Burleson and Marley Presswood, REALTORS® with AgentOwned Realty, headed up the drive. One Warm Coat distributes the garments throughout the communities where they were collected so that any child or adult in need of a coat receives one.
Finally, AgentOwned Realty served as a Drop Box Site and encouraged its holiday party attendees to bring donations for the Charleston Toys for Tots program. Throughout the duration of the toy drive, AgentOwned Realty collected new, unwrapped toys, including more than 80 board games and several bikes and scooters, for Charleston-area children in need. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program seeks to distribute these Christmas gifts as a message of hope to children in need, to encourage them become to responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.
About AgentOwned Realty:
Liz and Boyd Loadholt launched AgentOwned Realty in 1992. Serving the entire Lowcountry and other parts of South Carolina, AgentOwned Realty is 100 percent owned by its sales associates. The company works to streamline the real estate transaction process by bringing all the services the public needs to complete the purchase of a home under one roof. This combined approach leads to high levels of customer satisfaction and better value for customers. Further, when they select AgentOwned Realty, customers have the assurance of working with agent-owners who are personally vested in the business.
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