Realtor Ring Day set Friday | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota

Realtor Ring Day set Friday

Posted: December 6, 2011 - 11:19pm

Realtor Ring Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, with real estate agents helping the Salvation Army in its Red Kettle campaign.

Realtor Ring Day is a national day that started last Christmas in Minnesota and North Dakota, where real estate agents raised nearly $25,000 in kettle donations. This year seven more states joined including Iowa, Nebraska, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Realtors from Edina Realty, Weichert Realtors and Keller/Williams Realty will be out in the Brainerd lakes area ringing the bell on Friday. Edina Realty has pledged to match dollar for dollar while at the kettle up to $3,000.

The idea to hold Realtor Ring Day came from a real estate agent in Fargo who wanted to give real estate professionals an opportunity to support a cause familiar to them, housing. The Salvation Army was the perfect fit because it offers so many housing-related programs. The Salvation Army operates hundreds of housing facilities that provide everything from one night of shelter to a permanent home. Every night, The Salvation Army houses more than 27,000 people across America. In addition to providing housing, the Salvation Army offers rent and mortgage assistance for families facing foreclosure.

If you can’t give to a kettle in person on Realtor Ring Day, you can donate online at www.thesalarmy.org.