SURREY, BC – On behalf of Fraser Valley’s 2,900-plus REALTORS®, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) has donated $20,000 to five food banks in its regional area.
Jorda Maisey, President of the FVREB, said “This gift is an acknowledgement of the tremendous work these organizations accomplish in caring for our neighbours and communities throughout the Valley.”
“Our region is developing on many levels, but there are still a great number of individuals and families who need food on a daily basis. We’re honoured to be able to help.”
This is the fifth year Fraser Valley Realtors have donated to local food banks. In that time, a total amount of $100,000 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. $8,400 will go to the Surrey Food Bank; $4,200 to the Langley Food Bank; $4,400 to Sources White Rock South Surrey Food Bank; $2,400 to the Abbotsford Food Bank; and lastly, $600 to St. Joseph’s Food Bank in Mission.
Naomi Chambers, Executive Director and Manager at the Langley Food Bank, received the FVREB’s cheque on behalf of the communities of Langley. “Food bank use in British Columbia has increased over 25% in less than a decade, so support is critical to address the growing need that exists throughout our communities.”
“The need for food banks is very apparent as every day we see our clients struggle to make ends meet and depend on us to help feed themselves and their families. We are continually encouraged by the support of our community, who help us assist those who need it most. Thank you Fraser Valley Realtors for your part in helping us do that.”
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 .
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is an association of 2,772 real estate professionals who live and work in the communities of North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford, and Mission, British Columbia. The FVREB marked its 90-year anniversary in 2011.