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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (June 30, 2015) – EXIT Realty Corp. International has pledged $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity International in 2015, bringing its total pledges to $2.5 million to date.
Habitat for Humanity believes that every person should have a decent and affordable place to live, and through its worldwide network of volunteers, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing.
EXIT Realty volunteers help create safe, decent, affordable housing in partnership with families in the Orlando area.
“A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT Realty Corp. International is pledged to Habitat,” says Christine Ireborg, EXIT Realty’s liaison with the organization. “To date, we have contributed both financially and with volunteer hours towards 19 home builds, the majority of which benefited families led by single mothers. We’ve participated in a community revitalization project and in the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Along with this latest pledge, we are pleased to announce a new co-op program, where the local fundraising efforts of an EXIT Realty sales representative or broker may be matched by our fund.”
“We are grateful to EXIT Realty, its agents and employees for their commitment to Habitat’s mission,” said Larry Gluth, senior vice president, U.S. and Canada, Habitat for Humanity International. “Because of this partnership, more Habitat homeowner families have a safe, decent, affordable house to call home.”
Habitat for Humanity partners with families who invest sweat-equity hours in building their home and others. They make affordable down payments on a no-profit mortgage and attend homeowner education classes.
“Home is such an emotionally-charged word. Statements like, ‘Honey, I’m home!’ or ‘home for the holidays’ are filled with heart-warming sentiment,” says Tami Bonnell, EXIT Realty Corp. International’s CEO. “It’s a word that means comfort, safety, security and so much more. EXIT Realty is proud to work closely with the Habitat organization to help make the dream of homeownership a reality for families across the continent.”
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 5 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.
About EXIT Realty
Founded in Canada in 1996 with offices across the continent, EXIT is a proven real estate business model that has to date paid out more than a quarter billion dollars in single-level residual income. For agents, this means security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. EXIT’s MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry’s best hands-on, interactive sales training. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund. To date, $2.5 million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity. For more information, please visit www.exitrealty.com.