Wilmington, NC- “This is wonderful,” said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, after learning that 580 of his Realtor colleagues had been mobilized to community service through the second annual Realtor Action Day on April 5th.
Mayor Saffo went on to exclaim, “This is the essence of community.” In an effort to corporately give back to the community, members served ice cream to seniors at The Davis Community in Porters Neck, planted flowers around the Kure Beach Community Center, installed new fencing at the Community Boys & Girls Club in Wilmington, and planted sea oats on Wrightsville Beach, investing thousands of man hours and tens of thousands of dollars to prepare for spring and the impending Azalea Festival. Specifically, 1,750 marsh grass seedlings were planted on the coast in the Carolina Beach State Park and 15,000 sea oats were planted on Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, and Topsail Beach.
“We wanted to help spit-shine the area as we welcome visitors for the Azalea Festival,” said President Don Harris. “I’m excited not only by the generosity of our members of investing in our community, but that we grew the program from 400 volunteers last year to 580 this year! That’s amazing.”
Volunteers from WRAR also participated in planting azalea bushes around Hugh MacRae Park, while the Azalea Festival Belles perched on the lawns to promote "Plant an Azalea Week."
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Media coverage included Time Warner Cable News and :
Port City News: http://portcitydaily.com/2016/04/06/a-call-to-action-nearly-600-area-realtors-team-up-for-one-day-service-projects/
StarNews Editorial: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20160405/OPINION/160409855/1108/opinion?Title=Editorial-April-6-Realtors-spruce-up-home-towns-
Lumina News: http://luminanews.com/2016/04/volunteers-brave-cold-and-wind-to-plant-sea-oats-on-beach/
If you missed out on Realtor Action Day 2016, stay tuned, as we’ll be back next year with the hope of further growing the event.