Local Realtors® across the county served alongside Prodisee Pantry and Ecumenical Ministries as part of National Realtor® Volunteer Days
Robertsdale, AL (June 30, 2023) – At the beginning of June, Baldwin Realtors® participated in the 2023 REALTOR® Volunteer Days, giving local Realtors® an opportunity to showcase the time and effort they’ve dedicated to Baldwin County and surrounding communities. In partnership with the National Association of Realtors®, Realtors® throughout South Alabama were encouraged to join in on the nationwide philanthropic initiative while maximizing the impact of their volunteer time.
The Community Service Committee of Baldwin Realtors® (BR) organized fourteen service opportunities during the nationally set aside week of June 3-11, in which any BR member could participate. The projects included serving at Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort during their weekly volunteer times and assisting South Baldwin’s Ecumenical Ministries with their Meals on Wheels program in Foley. All together, these service projects aided a large portion of families and individuals facing food insecurity in Baldwin County.
If Realtors® were unable to physically get out and serve this week, they were invited to make a $25 donation to the Community Service Committee’s Back-to-School initiative to bring backpacks and school supplies to the underprivileged in South Baldwin County.
“Across the country, almost 66% of all Realtors® volunteer monthly in their community. Giving back is part of who we are as both people and as professionals,” said Rachel Romash-Reese, 2023 President of Baldwin Realtors®. “Together with NAR, we encouraged our local Realtors® to display their hearts for our communities and passion for giving back by participating in this annual week of service.”
Beach Life Vacation Rentals, LLC had 100% office participation in the 2023 Realtor® Volunteer Days. Angela Schoolmann is Broker/Owner of this company, which serves the Gulf Coast primarily through the management of 67 rental properties. Schoolmann founded Beach Life Vacation Rentals in 2016 and is proud to represent female and Native American Realtors® and entrepreneurs in our region.
When asked why she chose to get involved with Volunteer Days, Schoolmann shared, “Before 2016, my family lived in Tuscaloosa, and we regularly volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program in that area. I loved the relationships we formed with the people on our delivery route. Our presence made their days because many of them were homebound and lonely. My kids and I would take them special treats around the holidays to let them know we were thinking of them; they were like family. When we moved to Baldwin County, I searched but could not find any information about getting involved with this area’s Meals on Wheels program. Then, Baldwin Realtors® advertised the 2023 Volunteer Days, and I saw it listed as an opportunity to serve. I had to jump in!”
While summer months are a busy season for beach rental companies, Schoolmann says it’s invaluable to take a pause from the daily grind and give back. “Summer is a lucrative time, and we want to pay that forward to families that need help in any way we can. By helping our communities, we all succeed, and that’s something I truly have a heart for.” On top of physically volunteering, Beach Life Vacation Rentals also donated money to the Back-to-School initiative benefitting local children in need of support for the coming school year.
Baldwin REALTORS® is the source for real estate in Southern Alabama. We provide resources, education and tools to over 3,000 professionals across the region. We work to protect the interests of property owners, and our members serve buyers and sellers as REAL Advocates, Advisors, and Experts. Realtors agree to abide by a strict code of ethics and are held to a high ethical standard by their peers through their association membership. The term Realtor is a federally registered trademark owned by the National Association of REALTORS® and denotes membership in the Nonprofit Association.
The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
For further information contact:
Kayla Sanders, 251-270-2747