Community Service Makes a Big Impact in Rural Washington

More than 100 members of the Thurston County REALTORS® Association, Wash., participated in their annual Community Service Day, May 18, working on projects throughout the county. Several local businesses sponsored the day of community improvement. The event attracted positive local press, such as this report from ThurstonTalk: “The large number of REALTOR® volunteers took time away from the hot real estate market to partner with Senior Services for South Sound to help several local seniors in Olympia and Lacey clean up around their homes, doing physical projects for those who cannot. On the same day, another large group of REALTORS® made what has become an annual trek to the historic Mima Prairie Pioneer Cemetery to help maintain an otherwise overgrown resting place for some of the area’s first pioneers.”

“This is rewarding work and really feels like we make a significant difference in people’s lives,” says Ed Kunkel, the chair of the association committee that organized the day. “The ‘before and after’ at the old cemetery and in these seniors’ yards was incredible and gratifying for all of us. It made me proud to be a REALTOR®.”

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