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LI REALTORS® Launch 10th Annual REALTORS® Against Hunger Campaign


Media Contact: Christina DeFalco-Romano Email

LI REALTORS® Launch 10th Annual REALTORS® Against Hunger Campaign to Help Fight Hunger in our Communities this Holiday Season

The Long Island Board of REALTORS® Inc. (LIBOR) is proud to announce the launch of the 10th Annual REALTORS® Against Hunger (RAH) Campaign, to fight hunger in our local communities.   To recognize the 10th anniversary of this vital program, LIBOR presented a $5,000 donation to Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island, during their Annual Bethpage Turkey Drive held on November 17, 2017 in Bethpage.  

Also amidst the Annual Turkey Drive, LIBOR's Central Nassau Chapter presented a $3,000 donation to the worthy organization.  The funds were raised at the Chapter's Annual Fundraiser held on November 14, 2017 at Jack Duggan's Pub and Restaurant in Floral Park.

These sponsorship donations will be used towards Island Harvest’s Annual Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign, which runs between November 1 and December 31, 2017. There are various ways to get involved in this worthy initiative program, from donating non-perishable food items, frozen turkeys or gift cards, to volunteering or hosting a food drive, to purchasing a pre-packaged bag of all the trimmings necessary to complement a traditional holiday dinner at Stop & Shop supermarkets across Long Island; your contribution of food and funds will help ensure that our neighbors are able to enjoy the warmth of a holiday meal.

In addition to sponsoring the Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign, participating REALTOR® offices will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties in the months of November and December. This collection drive will support efforts to provide food to hundreds of local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs that feed the hungry.  

“All too often many families are choosing between buying food or losing their homes. With more than 300,000 children and adults at risk, including the elderly, the disabled, veterans, single moms and the working poor, the Long Island Board of REALTORS® is committed to helping provide critical food support to those in need and assisting our communities in the fight against hunger.” said Dave Legaz, LIBOR President.

For the past ten years it has been the mission of the REALTORS® Against Hunger initiative to not only raise thousands of pounds of food annually, but to bring awareness to the harrowing hunger epidemic on Long Island.  Our continued participation in this program provides the opportunity for our members to help less fortunate families enjoy special holiday meals and be able to count on regular meals through the holiday season. For more information on how you can help LIBOR in the fight against hunger visit http://rah.lirealtor.com.

Pictured at the check presentation are (l-r) LIBOR President-elect Charlotte Van der Waag, President and CEO of Island Harvest Randi Shubin Dresner, and LIBOR Nassau Vice President Susan Helsinger. 

REALTORS® Against Hunger is a part of the Long Island Board of REALTORS® “We’re More Than REALTORS®” initiative, which supports numerous programs and charitable community organizations.  The “We’re More Than Realtors® campaign was created by the LIBOR Public Relations Committee.  The campaign raises the public’s awareness about Realtors® and their philanthropic efforts within their communities.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco Romano
Public Relations and Communication Programs Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358
pr@lirealtor.com

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 27,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.