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Realtors support Caritas Family Solutions with beautification project

Members of the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois recently partnered with Caritas Family Solutions for a beautification project and signage at its St. John Bosco’s Children’s Center in Belleville.

RASI’s Community Involvement Task Force has been partnering with different local organizations every quarter to raise monetary donations, goods, and complete volunteer projects. This project was chaired by Rebecca Bollinger of RE/MAX Preferred, who said she is passionate about Caritas’ mission. RASI members and staff volunteered their time to haul rock, lay mulch, and plant on two very hot mornings in July.

This beautification project would not have been possible without the monetary donations of numerous RASI members. The Mt. Everest Sponsors, who gave $200, include: Benchmark Title Company, LLC, Celeste Wheeler (RE/MAX Preferred), Coldwell Banker Brown, Deb Frazier (RASI CEO), Rebecca Bollinger (RE/MAX Preferred), RE/MAX Preferred, Team618 at Berkshire Hathaway, Town & Country Banc Mortgage Services, and Sam Row (Keller Williams Pinnacle). The Mt. Kilimanjaro Sponsor, who gave $100, was Southern Illinois Realty, LLC and the Mt. Fuji Sponsor, $50, Tammy Mitchell-Hines & Co. Real Estate. Their donations provided the mulch, flowers, and new signage for the building.

“This was my first time being chair for one of our Community Involvement projects, and while it was a lot of hard work, it’s important for members of the Realtor Association to support organizations like Caritas. We as an association not only work in our community, but live here too, and strive to help make our community a great place,” said Rebecca Bollinger of RE/MAX Preferred.

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(TOP): Tim Garvey, RASI affiliate director (Regions Mortgage) and Rebecca Bollinger, project chair (RE/MAX Preferred)

(MIDPAGE AND BOTTOM): Various RASI members.

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