SARASOTA, FLORIDA – RE/MAX Alliance Group was recognized by Goodwill Manasota at the third annual Goodwill Ambassador of the Year Awards Dinner held recently at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. The event, emceed by Lulu from 106.5 CTQ, drew more than 350 guests.
“We are honored to be recognized as a Goodwill Manasota Ambassador of the Year,” said Broker/Partner Peter Crowley. “Community involvement is highly valued at all levels of the RE/MAX organization, and we are particularly proud of our participation with worthy Goodwill programs.”
RE/MAX Alliance Group donated the seed money to launch a Goodwill jobs initiative for veterans returning from harm’s way. Goodwill began the “American Veterans and Their Families Initiative” in 2013 to help military veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq to find employment.
RE/MAX Alliance Group was one of four to receive the award, which recognizes those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, commitment and dedication to the community. Also honored was Margaretann “Annie” Villani, a blind employee who sorts and hangs clothes in the Honore Avenue retail store, who was named the 2013 Goodwill Employee of the Year.
Goodwill estimates that it will serve more than 12,000 people this year, and it expects that number will grow with additional sponsorships and donations. In addition, it currently employs more than 150 employees with disabilities.
“Goodwill exists to create employment and opportunities for those who face challenges. For 40 years, I’ve come to work because of people like Annie,” said Bob Rosinsky, CEO and president of Goodwill Manasota. “Everything we do, we do for you and this community,” he added.
About Goodwill Manasota:
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. For more than 110 years, Goodwill has provided opportunities through such programs as Donated Goods Employment Services, Job Connection, JobsPlus, Supported JobsPlus, HomeBuyer’s Club, Mission Development Services, White Glove Services, the Good Neighbor Program and Ambassadors Program. Goodwill continues to assist people with disabilities and barriers to opportunity by changing lives through the power of work. Goodwill Manasota, Inc. is legally organized under the laws of the United States and the State of Florida. We are accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is NOT owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit www.EXPERIENCEGOODWILL.ORG.
About RE/MAX Alliance Group:
RE/MAX Alliance Group is a full-service real estate company that has been serving the residential and commercial real estate needs of southwest Florida for more than 20 years. With more than 300 agents and staff, RE/MAX Alliance Group is the Number One RE/MAX in Florida based on transactions and volume, and the Number 10 RE/MAX in the nation based on transactions. RE/MAX Alliance Group offers real estate solutions in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties in Florida, with offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria, University Park, Venice, Siesta Key and Englewood. Website: www.alliancegroupfl.com.
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For more information about RE/MAX Alliance Group, please contact Sheila Brannan Longo of Thomas & Brannan Communications at (941) 355-3006 or Sheila@thomasbrannan.com.