Greater Tampa REALTORS® Rally to Support Metropolitan Ministries
(TAMPA, FL) Members of Greater Tampa REALTORS® (GTR) have come together to raise funds, food and supplies to help Metropolitan Ministries. The Community Outreach Committee, one of several committees of the Association, has encouraged fellow REALTORS®, Affiliates and associates to join forces to help the organization that has helped so many.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, requests for resources and services have overwhelmed the charitable organization by more than 10%. Many of those in need were once donors and supporters of the nonprofit.
As a result, GTR started a GoFundMe campaign on Saturday, April 10, and by Tuesday, April 21, the campaign raised over $5,500 for Metropolitan Ministries. In addition, on Friday, April 17, Association members dropped off 1650 lbs. of food and cleaning supplies that filled 11 barrels. Precautions were taken to assure safe drop-off of the donations at the headquarter office located in Tampa.
According to GTR President Darlene Davenport, “We as REALTORS® open doors to our community on a regular basis; today we open our hearts to support our community and those in need.” She goes on to state, “During these unprecedented times, we must all come together and support one another to meet the challenges before us. Together we will see this through – we are Tampa Strong! Metropolitan Ministries is a wonderful organization that has helped so many in times of need. I am proud of our Association and the Community Outreach Committee for their efforts and actions to support the great work of Metropolitan Ministries.”
Tim Marks, Metropolitan Ministries President and CEO, commented, “It’s individual donors and community partners like Greater Tampa REALTORS® that make our mission even possible. Right now, we’re responding to the greatest need Metropolitan Ministries has faced in our nearly 50-year history, and this significant donation is going directly to families in crisis.”
For more information about Greater Tampa REALTORS®, call 813.879.7010 or visit www.tamparealtors.org.