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GHAR Foundation presented grants to local organizations

CAMP HILL, PA (Oct. 7, 2019) – The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® Foundation awarded two grants to charitable organizations supporting the greater Harrisburg community at its Annual Meeting and Trade Fair on October 4th. These funds will help advance their housing and shelter-related missions.

Foundation President Isabel Warrell presented the two checks, each for $2,000, on behalf of the Foundation to: Garri Ann Hearn of Market Square Friends and Kirk Hallet with the Joshua Group.

Market Square Friends assists those living in difficult existence on the streets of Harrisburg by providing them with outdoor shelter, protecting their person and possessions. They also work with various city and state agencies and landlords in Cumberland and Dauphin Counties to seek housing for all those on the streets. The grant will help meet the housing needs of the homeless community in Harrisburg.

The Joshua Group supports at-risk Harrisburg youth through educational and vocational opportunities. The grant will help repair water damage and paint the Allison Hill residence.

The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® Foundation was formally organized in 1990, building on the Association’s long history of community involvement as an organization. Over the years, the Association and its Foundation have been involved in numerous community projects, various community revitalization and clean-up projects, scholarship drives and personal care drives. In recent years, the Foundation has shifted its focus to fundraising to support non-profit organizations in the Harrisburg area.

Since 1993, the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTOR® Foundation has donated over $700,000 to local non-profit organizations. This year, the Foundation is giving $14,000 to seven different community organizations.

About Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS®

The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS®, established in 1916, represents 1,900 REALTORS® and provides leadership in adapting to advances in the industry. The Association is committed to promoting ethical and competent real estate practices and advocating the value of home ownership in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry counties.

About Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® Foundation

The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® Foundation was formally organized in 1990, building on the Association’s long history of community involvement. The Foundation has been involved in community projects, various community revitalization and clean-up projects, scholarship drives, and personal care drives. The Foundation has recently shifted its focus to fundraising to support non-profits in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.

Contact:

Kathy Ludwig, Chief Executive Officer
Stephanie Mount, Director of Member Engagement and Communications
(717) 364-3200
kathy@ghar.info
stephanie@ghar.info

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