Dec. 30, 2014. Local realtors recently continued their tradition of support for the community by presenting a $4,000 check to Habitat for Humanity.
Half of the donation was directly from the High Country Association of Realtors (HCAR), which represents realtors in Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties. The other originated from Homes4NC, a housing foundation created by the North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR).
The check was presented by HCAR Executive Officer Laurie Phillips, incoming HCAR president Pam Vines and current HCAR President Sam Taylor. Alex Hooker Executive Director for the Watauga Country Habitat for Humanity received the check at the December general meeting of the Realtor association.
“Many people in the community are not aware of the fact that Realtors don’t just sell houses,” said Phillips. “We are an integral part of the community with over 500 members in the three-county area. Each year we work to give back by donating our time and money to help make the American dream of owning a home achievable.”
HCAR is composed of Realtors from the surrounding area who maintain a marketplace where buyers and sellers can safely transfer property under the guidance of a professional held to standards of excellence. It also seeks to support and grow various non-profits and community organizations.
Homes4NC provides grants to housing organizations that assist first-time homebuyers, the homeless, families in crisis, victims of natural disasters and more community projects. It is led by a volunteer board of directors made up of Realtors, NCAR members, local executives and representatives from other housing-related organizations.