On behalf of Fraser Valley's 3,500-plus REALTORS, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) has donated a total of $25,000 to seven food banks across its regional area.
"Fraser Valley Realtors are honoured to once again support our local food banks," said Gopal Sahota, President of the FVREB. "Through their ongoing efforts, these seven organizations provide incalculable support to families and individuals in our communities."
This is the seventh year Fraser Valley Realtors have donated to local food banks. In that time, a total amount of $157,500 has been distributed throughout the region.
As in previous years, the donation is divided proportionately based on the number of Realtors represented in each community. $10,500 will go to the Surrey Food Bank; $2,500 to the Sources Langley Food Bank and another $2,500 to the Langley Food Bank; $5,250 to Sources White Rock South Surrey Food Bank; $750 to the North Delta Chapter of the Surrey Food Bank; $3,000 to the Abbotsford Food Bank; and $500 to St. Joseph’s Food Bank in Mission.
Feezah Jaffer, Executive Director at the Surrey Food Bank, received the FVREB’s cheque on behalf of Surrey.
“The Surrey Food Bank is very grateful to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board for supporting us and other local food banks throughout the region. This continued generosity is a wonderful example of how community supporters can connect with local organizations for the benefit of our low income neighbours who are struggling to feed their families and face life's greatest challenges.”
“Thank you to the 3500-plus Realtors in the Fraser Valley for making an impact on your community with your generous donations.”
British Columbia’s food banks support over 100,000 people every year; please consider supporting the food bank organization in your community. For more information about all FVREB community giving initiatives, go to www.fvreb.bc.ca.
As per the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.