Real estate agents across the Piedmont recently took steps to help their communities by gathering and delivering donations to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, spreading cheer and comfort to senior residents.
A “Cares Committee” of the nonprofit trade association Greater Piedmont Realtors has worked to help the vulnerable over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic, planning and organizing fundraisers and donations to address a variety of needs in the community.
When the committee contacted the nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the area, “the response was immediate and enthusiastic,” the organization said in a news release Wednesday. “Due to the pandemic, the people living in such facilities could not have family come and visit or even visit much with others in the same facility. These seniors were isolated.”
The committee began collecting funds and goods, and wrote personal notes to the residents, according to the news release. The real estate agents provided carloads of puzzle books, crayons, playing cards, food and snacks, toiletries, Bingo prizes, note pads, and more to 11 local nursing homes and assisted living facilities in 2020.
Recently, Greater Piedmont Realtors stated, the committee repeated the effort, delivering food and goods right before the July Fourth holiday. With a patriotic flag in each care package, other gifts included lotion, hand sanitizer, tissues, note pads and pens, chapstick, nail files and other items, which were delivered to eight local nursing homes and assisted living facilities, including English Meadows Assisted Living, The Culpeper, Autumn Care Nursing Home, Countryside Nursing Home, The Oaks, Brookside Rehab & Nursing Home and Jackson House.
With COVID-19 restrictions loosening up lately, this year the agents were able to interact with the residents and personally deliver the gifts. “Their appreciation, smiles, thank you calls and notes made it all worthwhile!” the news release said.
“When called to help, I am always amazed and overjoyed by the participation of my fellow Realtor community. It is with deep gratitude and appreciation that I thank our members for their donations of time, money, and supplies!” shared Becky Miller, President of Greater Piedmont Realtors.
To learn more about the Greater Piedmont Realtors visit their website, greaterpiedmontrealtors.net.