As COVID-19 affects countries across the globe, those who struggle with poverty and count on food programs to meet their basic day-to-day needs are in an especially uncertain place. While coping with increased demand, food banks are desperate for funds to continue to serve their communities. Because of this, Windermere challenged its offices to raise $250,000 in funds for local food banks. Every dollar raised would be matched by the Windermere Foundation and donated to food banks in the areas where Windermere operates. Through our “Neighbors in Need” fundraising campaign the goal was raising funds for local food banks.
Neighbors in Need kicked off on April 21, with the goal of raising $250,000 by May 5. Word continued to spread and contributions from both our agents and the public began to increase. Neighbors in Need was given a boost by Seattle Seahawks starting safety Quandre Diggs in a heartfelt message encouraging support. Over the final 24 hours, leading up to the May 5 deadline, support poured in from across the Windermere family as the final figure exceeded the initial goal of, landing at a total of $690,000.
Neighbors in Need exemplifies Windermere’s deep commitment to supporting our local communities. A goal that traces back to 1989 when the Windermere Foundation first started. Since then, the Foundation has proudly raised more than $41 million for low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S.
On behalf of the Windermere Foundation to all those who joined the effort: Thank you. We could not have made this large of an impact without your help. We are humbled to be able to do our part to help those who need it most during these uncertain times.
Originally posted on windermere.com by Sandy Dodge
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