RealtyTrac establishes RealtyTouch Charitable Foundation focused on local housing assistanceMortgagePress.comRealtyTrac, RealtyTouch Charitable Foundation, Village of Hope, Families Forward
RealtyTouch, the charity program launched earlier this year by
RealtyTrac, the an online foreclosure marketplace, has completed
successful campaigns benefitting two local Orange County, Calif.
charities so far in 2008.
In their first-ever charitable campaign, RealtyTrac employees
collected more than 1,300 books in February to benefit the children
at the Village of Hope located in Tustin, Calif., easily exceeding
the original goal of collecting 1,000 books for the charity.
In April, the company followed up with a coin drive benefitting
Families Forward located in Irvine, Calif. With an initial goal of
raising $500, the campaign ended up netting $1,001.56 to be donated
to the charity resulting from a combination of individual
contributions and the proceeds from a pizza lunch sale.
"With the creation of RealtyTouch, the management team and
employees of RealtyTrac have dedicated themselves to servicing
needy families in Orange County by giving of their time and through
charitable contributions in such a way as to make a real difference
in the lives of others," said James J. Saccacio, chief executive
officer of RealtyTrac. "I feel it is essential for us as a company
to give back to the greater Orange County community in which we
reside and prosper. I am overwhelmed by the efforts of our people
and the way they stepped up to the plate and delivered on behalf of
these two charities. I look forward to the two remaining charity
drives we have planned for this year."
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