CAR Raises Over $2,000 for Habitat

To support President Don Bailey’s Celebrity Builder Campaign, the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) raised over $2,000 to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County’s annual Chefs for Habitat event.

(From left) Kelly Green of Mid-Atlantic Settlement Services, Mitchel Marriner of Universal Mortgage & Finance, Molly Hilligoss of Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County, Larissa Luck of Universal Mortgage & Finance, Warren Miller of Paradise Energy Solutions, and Jim Phillips of Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County. These CAR affiliate members and representatives from Habitat for Humanity judged the association’s Brick Decorating Contest to raise money for Chefs for Habitat.

Bailey signed up to participate as a Celebrity Builder in late 2016. He pledged to raise $2,000 for Habitat and race against other builders to accurately and quickly build a Lowe’s Build and Grow kit during Chefs for Habitat, which will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Reign Restaurant in Salisbury.

To support Bailey’s campaign, CAR launched a Brick Decorating Contest, inviting members to purchase and decorate bricks, which were judged during the association’s January Business Card Exchange, held at Hopper’s Tap House in Salisbury. The winner was REALTOR® Tracy Jones of Long & Foster in Salisbury, who received a complimentary two-night stay at the Holiday Inn oceanfront in Ocean City. Charlie Jones of ERA Martin & Associates won the 50/50 drawing at the event, and donated his proceeds of $100 back to Habitat for Humanity.

The Business Card Exchange and Brick Decorating Contest were sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Settlement Services, Paradise Energy Solutions, and Universal Mortgage & Finance. Hopper’s Tap House donated a $50 gift card as a door prize for the event, and all bricks were donated by Salisbury Brick Company. The grand prize of a two-night stay in Ocean City was donated by the Holiday Inn.

To reach Bailey’s $2,000 goal, CAR encouraged its members and the public to donate to Bailey’s online fundraising campaign, and entered anyone who donated at least $25 into a drawing for a free ticket to Chefs for Habitat, compliments of the association. The winner of the drawing was Chuck Scott of TD Digital Printers in Salisbury.

The association also sold paper hard hats for $5 each. Purchasers were able to write their names on the hard hats, which were displayed in the association’s Berlin Training Room.

The fundraising efforts pushed Bailey past his $2,000 goal, making him the first celebrity builder to meet and exceed their goal.

“I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this campaign over the past few months,” Bailey said. “The association is focusing its fundraising efforts this year on Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico and Worcester counties and we will continue to support this worthy organization in its goal to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.”

   For more information about CAR, visit www.coastalrealtors.org.

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