6th ANNUAL TICOR THANKSGIVING
Ticor Title is extremely proud to have brought their community contributions to a total of $14,915 with 5 years of Ticor Thanksgiving. For 2009, Ticor Title is committed to donating $5 for every order opened in the month of November to local charities. This year they plan to go beyond the monetary donations by facilitating a food drive.
Quoting Hunger News from Marion-Polk Food Share "MPFS network of 83 member charities are being called on to provide food boxes for an all-time record average of 6,500 families a month. That is an 11% increase from the previous year or, put another way, it is 631 more families who are hungry in an average month than a year ago at this time."
"At a time when the need of our community members is at its greatest, it is very difficult for charities to raise the contributions that they need. Going into our 6thyear of Ticor Thanksgiving, I am pleased to see how excited our employees and clients are about our annual drive. We know the need is there and we know we can help. Every small contribution adds up to making a difference in your neighborhood. Every transaction, every dollar, every food item. We look forward to serving you and partnering with you to make a difference during the month of November," said Rob Lowe, Vice President & Counsel of Mid-Willamette Valley Operations.
Rosi Green, Business Development Specialist for Ticor said, "We want to do more to reach our goals of feeding as many families as possible. In addition to our monetary donation, we are hosting a "Ticor Thanksgiving Kick-Off" with a chili feed for our clients in both Corvallis & Salem. People are invited to bring in non-perishable food items. Food barrels for Marion / Polk Food Share and Linn / Benton Food Share will be in our lobbies all month."
Every small contribution adds up:
- 1 lb. = one meal
- $1 = 3 meals
- $8 = 3- to 5-day's food for a family
- $10 = 60 lbs. food collected, sorted and distributed
Source: Marion / Polk Food Share
If you want to help, you can donate food at either of the following Ticor locations during the month of November:
222 High St. SE, Salem
456 SW Monroe Ave., Suite 108, Corvallis
You can also contribute by letting your Realtor or lender know that you would like to choose Ticor Title to handle your transaction when you are buying, selling or refinancing a home. Every order, every pound, and every dollar translates into help for our local communities.
Salem Branch Manager and Certified Senior Escrow Officer, Dana Esterbloom shared, "We are extremely grateful to our clients and the community members who contribute to our annual drive every year. The increasing health of the Real Estate industry this year has been a welcome change and this allows us to continue our tradition. Sharing what we have with those in need is very rewarding."
Salem- The SAR Community Fund
Silverton - Silverton Area Community Aid (via Marion/Polk Food Share)
Woodburn - Woodburn Food Bank (via Marion/Polk Food Share)
Monmouth/Independence - Ella Curran Food Bank (via Marion / Polk Food Share)
Dallas - Dallas Food Bank (via Marion/Polk Food Share)
Linn / Benton Counties - Linn / Benton Food Share
To learn more about the local charities and why they were selected, please continue to read:
"We are proud to once again announce the Salem Association of REALTORS Community Fund, Inc.as the recipient of our annual donation. The SAR Community Fund supports several local charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Annual Children's Christmas Party, Family Building Blocks, and Northwest Medical Teams. We look forward to supporting their efforts this year in making our community a better place," said Leslie Thompson, Business Development Specialist, Ticor Title.
ABOUT THE SAR COMMUNITY FUND
The mission of the Salem Association of REALTORS Community Fund, Inc., a charitable organization, is to make grants available from earnings and donations by REALTORS®, industry affiliates, and friends, for the welfare and prosperity of the community at large.
- To help break the cycle of homelessness and provide opportunities for affordable housing
- To serve disadvantaged children and families in crisis
- To contribute to the livability of the community and build a sense of pride in the neighborhoods
Grant recipients include:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Home Youth & Resource Center
- Family Building Blocks
- NW Medical Teams
- Annual Children's Christmas Party
- Salem-Keizer Community Development Corporation
Rosi Green said, "Seeing how dollars translate into food makes the $5 donation figure more meaningful. It's nice to have a clear picture of what every opened order truly translates to when feeding families. We will be giving to the Marion / Polk Food Share and have our funds designated to the local food banks in Silverton & Woodburn."
Marion - Polk Food Share is the regional food bank serving Marion and Polk counties that distributes food to hungry neighbors through a network of 70 food pantries, shelters, meal sites, foster care homes and gleaners. Their mission: Leading the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties...because no one should be hungry.
INDEPENDENCE / MONMOUTH / DALLAS AREA:
"We chose The Ella Curran & Dallas Food Bankbecause the need has grown exponentially. There are people going to get food boxes who never have needed to in the past. We enjoy giving back to the communities where we work," said Tasha Walery, Escrow Officer.
ALBANY, LEBANON & CORVALLIS AREA:
"I was shocked to learn that 1 in 5 families in our area are in need of a food box at least once every year. When a family is trying to decide if they buy groceries to feed their kids or pay to keep the lights on, it really highlights the importance of helping the food bank serve our community. I'm proud to be a part of Ticor Thanksgiving," said Laura Piatt, Business Development Specialist.
Linn - Benton Food Share is the regional food bank for Linn and Benton Counties. Since 1981, Food Share has been committed to fulfilling our goal that "Everybody Eats." Through our network of 74 agencies we attempt to reach every person who cannot find enough resources to adequately feed themselves or their family.
Linn Benton Food Share prevents hunger by soliciting, transporting, storing and distributing nearly 4.5 million pounds of food each year to our 74 member agencies -- emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, child and senior care centers, shelter homes, and gleaning groups.
By providing this centralized food distribution service, Food Share allows these agencies to strengthen their services and programs with the money they would otherwise be spending on food. The estimated value of the food we distribute is $7,550,000.
Source: Community Services Consortium website
With your help-and only with your help-we can ensure that food will be available for people in need.
Ticor Title began operations in 1893 with a goal of providing the highest possible level of customer service. Ticor issued Oregon's very first title insurance policy, and has operated continually in our state since 1908. Today in Oregon, Ticor operates in 15 counties with branches in 37 different locations from Portland to Ashland and from the Coast throughout the Willamette Valley.
TICOR is a proud member of the FNF, Inc. (NYSE: FNF) family of companies, which collectively represent the largest title insurance company in the United States. Nearly one in two U.S. title insurance policies is issued by our family of companies providing claims protection of more than $2.7 billion for the highest level of protection for the transactions we close.