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Kentucky REALTOR Ring Day brings in more than $13K for Salvation Army through statewide effort

Kentucky REALTORS has announced that the state-wide participation total for the first annual Kentucky REALTOR Ring Day reached $13,102.75.

This total is cumulative from nine cities across the Commonwealth.

Nearly half of the state-wide total came from Paducah where a donation match brought the Paducah Board of REALTORS area total to just over $6,000.

KYR President, Steve Cline, was encouraged that so many areas saw participation.

“It’s wonderful that folks across the state were able to see a familiar face at one of these kettles. Though its most important that money was raised for a great organization, the fact that people were able to interact with REALTORS® who were giving of their time is a bonus. I hope this event grows by leaps and bounds”, Cline said.

The Salvation Army has been helping coordinate “Ring Days” for different organizations for years, but this event marked the first of its kind in Kentucky with REALTORS® as a focus.

“It’s long been known that REALTORS are a philanthropic bunch with over eighty-percent of them giving to charity annually,” Kentucky REALTORS CEO Steve Stevens said. “It comes as no surprise that they were ready and willing to get out and encourage others to be generous as well. This was a publicized effort that netted great results (and) now that folks see what can be accomplished, I hope we can at least double our participation and our tally in 2019.”

KYR staff members, as well as the staff of various local REALTOR associations across the state, also participated in the event. Kettles were staffed at retail outlets where shoppers were greeted and invited to donate.

Kentucky REALTORS is one of the largest associations in Kentucky. Kentucky REALTORS represents more than 11,000 realtors who are involved in all aspects of real estate.


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