RISMEDIA, November 30, 2010—In the year 2000, when EXIT Realty Corp. International first selected Habitat for Humanity as its corporate social responsibility partner, the company never imagined that it would be touching the lives of so many in such a profound and lasting way. In 2010, EXIT Realty was the full corporate sponsor of five more Habitat for Humanity homes, bringing the total to 16 completed across the U.S. and Canada since the beginning of the partnership.
According to the company, at the company’s annual convention recently held in Dallas, Texas, EXIT Realty recommitted its support of this important cause by pledging another $313,000—bringing the total amount dedicated to $2 million to date.
EXIT real estate agents from across the continent participate in home builds and a portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT Realty Corp. International is pledged to Habitat for Humanity, so every EXIT associate has a hand either directly or indirectly in building the corporately sponsored homes.
“Generosity leaves its mark,” said Christine Ireborg, EXIT Realty’s liaison with Habitat during her address in Dallas. “Something very extraordinary happens during the months of a home build as volunteers come together to make the dream of homeownership a reality; because home builds don’t just change the future and lives of partner families across the continent, but also those of everyone involved. Volunteers leave touched by an expression of love that they have witnessed, knowing that something extremely remarkable has been shared.”
“Our partnerships are critical to the success of Habitat’s mission of ending poverty housing,” said Mark Crozet, senior vice president of Resource Development for Habitat for Humanity International. “By investing time, money and other resources, EXIT Realty and its associates join hands with people around the world who are working toward a future in which everyone has a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We deeply appreciate their support.”
“EXIT Realty is an empathy driven company and we’re proud to align ourselves with an organization where teamwork makes miracles happen for low-income families,” said Steve Morris, EXIT Realty’s founder & CEO. “Homeownership remains the cornerstone of the North American dream.”
Take a moment to watch this video http://bit.ly/habitat2010 shot during an EXIT Realty corporately sponsored build in Austin, Texas. For more information about EXIT Realty’s work with Habitat for Humanity, visit http://www.exitrealty.com/habitat. For more information about Habitat for Humanity’s work around the world, visit http://www.habitat.org.