September 25 2017 0Comment

OSCAR- Global Alliance Committee joins with MERCY CORPS for Int’l relief work

KISSIMMEE, FL, September 20 –  Members of the Osceola County Association of REALTORS’® (OSCAR) Global Alliance Committee (GAC) have been lending their efforts, time, and money to a worthwhile cause – MERCY CORPS – an organization existing to respond to worldwide crises, lending monetary and humanitarian support.  MERCY CORPS has a stated mission to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

Committee Chair Imran Mohamed, detailed the genesis of the partnership, saying, “The Global Alliance Committee of the Osceola County Association of REALTORS® was determined to set itself apart from the run of the mill activities. Our committee is the first Global Alliance Committee / Council in the US to have such a drive embedded in its vision. Being a relatively small organization, we needed to develop unique solutions to stand out in the land of giants, and approximately two years ago, the idea to start a Global Disaster Relief Fund was conceived.”  

After extensive research of similar organizations, the committee in 2017 selected MERCY CORPS based on 2 two overriding factors: 1) The bulk of donations go directly to the cause, with 87% of funds going straight to those in need; and 2) They have a dedicated staff member to coordinate fundraising efforts.

During a recent luncheon hosted by the GAC at Falcon’s Fire, they were able to present a check in the amount of $2,000 to assist MERCY CORPS in their international relief effort. Since inception of this fund the GAC has raised just over $3,700.00.  

Committee member Jason Daugherty reflected on the GAC’s involvement by pointing to OSCAR’s mission statement.  “As OSCAR REALTORS® we aim to be a positive, driving force in the community, and as part of the Global Alliance Committee, we look to extend our efforts to the global community at large.  

If you would like to know more about MERCY CORPS or to make a tax deductible donation to the cause, visit https://www.mercycorps.org/.

The Osceola County Association of REALTORS® represents over 3,000 REALTORS® in the area, bringing valuable training and support to its membership, and offering community services to the Osceola County area.  Its stated mission is to provide a dedicated success to its membership consisting of real estate professionals and affiliates, while adding value to the community.  For more information on OSCAR, you can view their website at www.osceolarealtors.org.  To contact the CEO, email  ae@osceola-realtors.com or 407-846-0117.

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