CONTRIBUTED BY THE SMDRA
The South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association (SMDRA) recently presented a check to representatives of Purple Heart Homes, a charitable organization that helps disabled veterans by adapting, modifying or building on to existing homes to ensure greater mobility and comfort.
The check was presented by members of SMDRA’s Charities and Community Involvement Committee (CCIC) during the association’s weekly Metro Market Pulse Meeting held on August 9, 2019 at SMDRA’s Littleton headquarters. Marcel Savoie, Chairman of the Board and the Charities Committee, presented a $3,000 check to Tiffany Fleming, board member of Purple Heart Homes Front Range Chapter.
“Purple Heart Homes is dedicated to helping our disabled heroes in a variety of ways and we are proud to help such a worthwhile endeavor,” said Savoie. “From building a ramp for a veteran of World War II, to providing home ownership opportunities to younger veterans, the charity’s programs are designed out of necessity to fulfill specific needs. I urge our members and the general public to support Purple Heart Homes.”
Purple Heart Homes, a 501(c)3 public charity, was founded in 2008 by John Gallina and Dale Beatty, two wounded combat veterans. After serving their country and suffering injuries in Iraq in 2004, Gallina and Beatty returned to their community and received a warm welcome and grateful appreciation for their service. The veterans are on a mission to care for other service-connected disabled veterans by providing homes that are substantial in function, design, and quality fit for the men and women who served America in conflicts overseas.
Purple Heart Homes is also be the beneficiary of SMDRA’s Diamond Circle Silent Auction held in conjunction with the association’s annual Diamond Circle Awards celebration, SMDRA’s biggest event of the year with more than 650 REALTORS and affiliates attending the April event.
For more information on Purple Heart Homes and to make a donation, please visit online at www.purplehearthomesusa.org.
REALTOR members of SMDRA subscribe to the National Association of REALTORS’ strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, which is dedicated to protecting consumers in the real estate transaction. The code requires REALTORS to identify and take steps to eliminate practices which may damage the public or which might discredit or dishonor the real estate profession. As local business owners and residents, REALTORS are vested in building healthy and vibrant communities across the country. SMDRA members have made extraordinary commitments to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work and by supporting a variety of charitable organizations.
For more than 70 years, SMDRA has provided real estate professionals with the resources they need to help them grow and prosper in the real estate business. For more information, visit www.smdra.com.
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