Long Realty Cares Foundation Announces 2010 Ticket to Care Raffle

(TUCSON, ARIZ.) Long Realty Cares Foundation has announced it will be holding its third-annual Ticket to Care Raffle from September 24 to November 3, 2010. All raffle proceeds benefit the work of the Long Realty Cares Foundation, which provides a venue for Long Realty Companies sales associates and employees to collectively enhance the quality of life in Arizona by supporting a variety of different charities in the community.

The 10 prize packages total more than $17,000 and will help to carry on the proud philanthropic tradition of the Long Realty Companies – which has provided meaningful financial support to more than 170 organizations throughout Southern Arizona since the Foundation’s inception in 2002.
 
Packages include golf and overnight stays in local resorts, dining certificates to several area restaurants, salon and spa services, and vacation stays in Colorado and Mexico.
 
“The Ticket to Care Raffle provides a great opportunity for the public to get involved in supporting the efforts of the Long Realty Cares Foundation,” said Susan Barry, Long Realty Cares Foundation President of the Board. “We’re very excited about the amazing prices being offered this year, and we are grateful to all the local business and community members who have generously donated their services as prizes. Their willingness to support the Foundation’s efforts to improve our community is what makes this fundraiser possible.”
 
Tickets are available for purchase through all Long Realty sales associates, or by visiting any Long Realty branch office. Single raffle tickets are $15, two tickets are $20, or 12 tickets may be purchased for $100.
 
The 2009 Ticket to Care Raffle generated more than $16,000 in contributions for local organizations.
 
The Ticket to Care Raffle drawing will take place at 5:30 p.m. on November 3 at Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing Street. Live entertainment will be provided by Chavez, Hallowell and Long, with special guest John Turi. Raffle participants need not be present to win.
 
For more information, or to learn how you can contribute to the Long Realty Cares Foundation, visit www.LongRealtyCares.com, or contact Michelle Salvagio, Foundation Administrator, at (520) 918-3757.
 
About Long Realty Cares Foundation
 
Long Realty Cares Foundation was established in 2002 to provide a venue for Long Realty sales associates and employees to collectively enhance the quality of life in Arizona. As the Foundation evolves, it is distinguishing itself by building a legacy of philanthropy. To date, more than 1.7 million dollars in support have been donated to nearly 170 different non-profit organizations in the communities in which we live and work. Foundation monies come from the many Long Realty sales associates who voluntarily donate a portion of their commission from each real estate transaction and from Long Companies employees who personally contribute to the Foundation. Many Long Realty sales associates and employees go even further in their efforts to effect positive change; they make a commitment to serve local charitable organizations in a volunteer capacity. For more information, visit www.LongRealtyCares.com.
 
About Long Companies
 
Long Companies is comprised of Long Realty Company, Long Mortgage Company, Long Title Agency and Long Insurance Group – all working together to create a full range of real estate services and products. Based in Tucson, Long Realty Company is the leading real estate brokerage company operating in southern Arizona. It offers an unparalleled level of award‐winning residential and commercial real estate services through a network of more than 1,400 licensed real estate associates in more than 39 offices, including 23 affiliate realty and property management companies that are independently owned and operated throughout Arizona and into Mexico. Long Realty Company, a part of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has been helping generations of Arizonans achieve their dreams of homeownership since 1926. For more information, visit www.LongRealty.com. The latest releases and announcements for Long Companies can be found in the Long Realty Newsroom, available at www.LongRealtyNewsroom.com.

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