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Despite Tough Times, GLVAR Donates More Than $64,000 to Local Charities

In one of the most challenging times in the history of the local economy and real estate industry, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) announced this week that it donated more than $64,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to deserving local charities in 2010.

“I’m proud that my fellow realtors stepped up in such tough times to help so many people and so many worthwhile causes and charities,” GLVAR President Rick Shelton said. “During my year as president, I was impressed at all the good work these organizations do every day. I was also impressed by the continued generosity of our members.”

Shelton said GLVAR’s donations in 2010 were raised primarily through annual events for GLVAR members and affiliates, including its golf tournament, bowling tournament and a silent auction at its annual event installing GLVAR’s new board members.

GLVAR divided its nearly $46,000 in donations this year among several local charities, led by Habitat for Humanity of Las Vegas, Variety: the Children’s Charity, and the Safe Nest and Shade Tree shelters for women and children.

Through various sponsorships, food, clothing and toiletry drives, he said GLVAR and its members contributed another $18,000 worth of in-kind donations to Safe Nest, Shade Tree, Peggy’s Attic, the Whitney Elementary School, Opportunity Village and others.

For more information, visit www.lasvegasrealtor.com.