Sierra Vista Herald – Long Realty Cares Foundation Has Community Connection

Sierra Vista Herald – July 8, 2009

Long Realty Cares Foundation Has Community Connection

SIERRA VISTA — Long Realty Co. has established a charitable foundation to expand philanthropic activities and to provide a venue to collectively enhance the quality of life in Arizona.

The Long Realty Cares Foundation offers “the promise of hope to those who need shelter, sustenance and comfort in the communities in which we work and live.”

The generosity comes from the many sales associates and employees who voluntarily donate a portion of their commission from each real estate transaction.

Many of  the sales associates also are actively involved in local charities. Grant request may be submitted by a Long Realty Cares Foundation contributor, requests must meet certain criteria and organizations must be designated as nonprofit and tax exempt.

The foundation recently made a charitable funding request to Habitat for Humanity Sierra Vista Area. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate affordable housing. In April, the foundation awarded a funding request to the Boys and Girls Club of Sierra Vista to benefit 2009 Summer Program. In addition, in April the foundation awarded a funding request to Cochise County Youth Orchestra.

To learn more about the foundation, visit the Web site longrealtycares.com.

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