Foundation for Giving donates more than $18,000

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Members of Woods Bros Realty’s Foundation for Giving committee recently allocated $18,600 raised throughout the year to local charity organizations.

The Woods Bros Realty Foundation for Giving was established in 1987 by Pace Woods, Sr. to support those less fortunate in the communities we serve. Every time a Woods Bros Realty sales professional closes one side of a transaction, the agent makes a contribution to the Foundation, which is then matched by the company.

In late fall, a committee of agents, selected by their offices to serve four-year terms, reviews all the requests and determines funding. A Woods Bros agent or employee must sponsor each request accepted by the Foundation. Since the inception of the Woods Bros Realty Foundation for Giving, more than $293,000 has been donated.

“It has been an honor and a pleasure to have the privilege of working with all the agents and the different agencies our agents are affiliated with,” said Arla Meyer, Foundation for Giving co-chairperson. “There is nothing better than being able to give back to our local communities, based off of the team effort of all Woods agents and the company.”

Chairperson Judy Sasek added, “Together we are able to make this happen, and we believe that is what helps set Woods Bros Realty apart from all other companies.”

Some companies who were helped by the Foundation for Giving in 2013 include the Seward Youth Center, Grand Island Habitat for Humanity, Huntington School in Lincoln, St. Monica’s, CASA for York County, Child Advocacy Center, Voices of Hope, Beatrice Backpack Program, Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries, Capital Humane Society, Leadership Lincoln, CEDARS Youth Services, Lincoln Community Playhouse, Community Pantry & Emergency Services, the Country Club Neighborhood Association., Young Life, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Lincoln Kids Against Hunger, Friendship Home of Lincoln, Bright Lights, and Heartfelt Inc.

Foundation for Giving committee members were (top row, left to right): Amy Mosser, Karalyn Hoefer, Jayne Debus, Cindi Hahn, Co-Chairperson Arla Meyer, Nanci Burchess, Linda McCall, and Co-Chairperson Judy Sasek. (Bottom row): Nickie Casburn, Pat Schmit, Matt Hardesty and Shelly Nitz.

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Woods Bros Realty is wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America. The full-service company offers 125 years of expertise in real estate as well as experience in mortgage, title, closing, and insurance services. Providing an easier way to buy and sell, more than 200 sales associates work with clients in Lincoln, Seward, Beatrice, York, Wahoo, Grand Island, and southeast Nebraska. For more information about Woods Bros Realty, visit www.WoodsBros.com.

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