Helping Those Who Can't Help Themselves

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cheeseIn Daytona Beach FL and the surrounding cities of east Volusia county, we have a wonderful charity that helps feed those who can't feed themselves. As a REALTOR®, I'm used to working with people who are interested in buying real estate, and have not only managed to feed themselves and their families, but have mangaged to save enough extra money for a down payment for the mortgage on a new home, or have built up enough equity in their current home, to use as a down payment on their next one.

But according to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and the Volusia Branch's Community Development Manager, 84% of the food they distribute does not go to the homeless! It actually goes to working families who just can't stretch their paychecks far enough. The worst part about this story is that 24% of the food distributed goes to hungry children.

Others who need assistance from the Second Harvest Food Bank are seniors who are struggling to make ends meet while on a fixed income. But in order to reach the most people who are in need, the Second Harvest Food Bank also serves more than 500 non-profit feeding programs and partner agencies.

As with all charities, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida needs assistance from volunteers. In this case, it takes thousands of volunteers to serve the many partner agencies. So if you'd lke to make a donation or offer your time, visit their web site at www.foodbankcentralflorida.org, or call 386-785-7612.

If you're interested in buying or selling real estate in Daytona Beach FL, make a Smart Choice and call Lisa Hill for all your real estate needs.

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Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Good morning Lisa, Charities like Second Harvest are always in need of volunteer help and it is a GREAT way for REALTORS to give back to their communities.  The stats that you mentioned are staggering aren't they.  Thank you for the reminder.

Don R.

May 24, 2008 11:00 PM #1
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Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon

It is great to see people helping others - and especially those that are trying to help themselves - wages here are low compared to the cost of living - that is why most of my market is second homes.... good for you to participate and acknowledge such a great thing

May 25, 2008 05:12 PM #2
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Yvonne Hurt
Long & Foster Real Estate - Reedville, VA
Northern Neck of VA Real Estate

There are even more people in need these days now that some families have to decide between gas to drive to work and food.  Thanks for the reminder that we can all make a difference and help our communities.

May 26, 2008 12:04 PM #3
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Lisa Hill
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Daytona Beach Real Estate

Don- I like that 2nd Harvest is actually feeding people instead of collecting money, while we don't know what percentage actually goes to the people who need help.

Thesa- Our area has very low wages too. It's always been a problem. We too have relied on 2nd home buyers. Now that there are so few people buying any real estate, it's a huge problem.

Yvonne- Times are becoming increasingly more difficult. I guess we should be thankful for what we have, and do all we cal to help others.

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