FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Margeau Gilbert
EXIT RIGHT REALTY KICKS OFF FOOD DRIVE
Broker Partners with Local Non Profit to Help Needy Families
November 1, 2013 – Exit Right Realty is partnering with local non profit Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services Inc. (LARS) to provide food to needy families this holiday season. Starting today, Exit will be accepting food donations at its office - 8730-16 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20707.
“This is not just for the holidays,” said Carlos Lancaster, Broker/Owner of Exit Right Realty. “We are committed to helping people in our community and our newly established “donation location” will accept donations all throughout the year.”
So committed is the broker that a formal committee called the Sunshine Club has been established. Staffed by 3 Realtors – Margeau Gilbert, Terri McColl and Denise Person – this committee is charged with the responsibility of outreach to the community. The food drive is the Sunshine Club’s inaugural event.
“There is always a need for staple food items,” said Charles Smalls, Emergency Services Case Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, “these are items that are non-perishable and those which can be made easily with limited use of large home appliances. This includes canned chicken, tuna, soups, canned vegetables or fruits, pastas, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, juice boxes, cookies, pastas and rice.”
In light of the recent government shut down and the subsequent reduction of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the food drive comes at a particularly auspicious time.
LARS is a non-proselytizing ecumenical ministry serving the Greater Laurel area by assisting homeless and low-income individuals and families who are experiencing a crisis by providing both emergency and long-term services designed to promote self-sufficiency.