REALTORS Care®: Delivering nourishment to those in need
REALTORS® have helped their communities in many ways during the COVID-19 pandemic, including helping those in need access food.
Aruna Khan of Sutton Group-West Coast Realty Coquitlam, and her colleague, mortgage specialist Gloria Cooper, organized their first ‘Everyday Superhero’s Drive-by Food Bank’ event. Volunteers wore costumes and superhero capes to encourage donations.
The mayor, local MLA and MP joined the volunteers at the event. Burnaby firefighters also made a surprise visit, complete with sirens and lights, to cheer on donors.
The event collected enough food to share between four food banks in Burnaby and New Westminster.
Click here for a video highlighting the event.
Even before COVID-19, Sheila Sontz of Dexter Realty was delivering groceries to people who couldn’t leave their homes. As the number of people stuck at home rose during the pandemic, she expanded her deliveries to include prepared meals and specialty bread.
In addition, Sheila’s collected toys and children’s and adult’s clothing for RayCam, the Aboriginal Friendship Centre, WISH, Crabtree Corner, and RainCity Housing during the pandemic. REALTORS Care® supported Crabtree Corner and RainCity in the past.