CORNELIUS – More than 600 Charlotte-area Realtors will spread out across Mecklenburg and Iredell counties April 8 to make repairs on 23 deserving homes, including two in Cornelius and one in Huntersville.
At the March 21 Cornelius town board meeting, Cornelius Realtor Boston Reid explained that for the third annual Realtors Care Day, his group has partnered with Davidson Housing Coalition’s HAMMERS Program and Our Towns Habitat for Humanity to identify local homes needing critical repairs.
The all-day, home-repair initiative is a project of the Housing Opportunity Foundation, the charitable arm of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, according to spokeswoman Kim Walker.
During the first two Realtors Care Days, the volunteers made repairs worth more than $300,000 to the homes of 64 families. More than 100 local businesses, from general contractors and inspectors to area residents, are supporting the effort with sponsorships and donations of building supplies and food, according to Terri Marshall, executive director of the Housing Opportunity Foundation. The Foundation for the Carolinas also provided the Realtors’ group with $10,000 gift.
Nobie Thrasher and John Paul Soto are serving as co-chairs of the Realtors Care Day Core Committee. Find more information at the event’s website, www.realtorscareday.com.