COVID-19 Community Care: Brokerage Raises $17,000 for Local Food Bank

Jun 29, 2020

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Harveen Johal
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Over the past several months, we've been sharing stories about the many REALTORS® across BC who are supporting their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, this will be the last post in the COVID-19 Community Care series.

"A huge thanks to our fantastic agents, to Trinity Church and to the people of Kelowna, West Kelowna and Lake Country for helping us help the community through the Food Bank. It was an event we will remember for a very long time! - Jerry Redman & Peter Kirk, Owners/Brokers, RE/MAX Kelowna"

During the COVID-19 pandemic, RE/MAX Kelowna held a bottle drive to support the Central Okanagan Food Bank and raised over $17,000!

There were a lot of moving parts to make this event a success, from coordinating with the bottle depots to collaborating with Trinity Church for their parking lot and volunteers, from drafting Realtors for sorting and driving to finding trucks and trailers for pick up, on top of managing the issue of safety around COVID-19.

The drop-off pile grew much faster than anticipated. In the end, Realtors and volunteers worked all day on Saturday and most of the day on Sunday to make sure everything was sorted and delivered. Two bottle depots were filled to capacity in the process!

"With smiles and exhaustion on our faces, we delivered the last load to the bottle depot on Sunday.  We had hoped to raise at least $5,000. On the day it was clear we would do more than that but we were astonished when the final number came through." - Jerry Redman & Peter Kirk, Owners/Brokers, RE/MAX Kelowna

Thank you RE/MAX Kelowna for your hard work and dedication to serving your community!

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