Like many community-minded individuals, the real estate agents here at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and The Charitable Foundation wanted to make a difference on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on our country. So that’s exactly what we did.
The Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit operated by agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, joined forces with the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, (911day.org) to selflessly extend good deeds throughout Southern California during the month of September.
Participating agents were asked to perform at least one good deed to help out front-line workers who are working tirelessly in their communities, or to help individuals and families affected by COVID-19. Many deed-doers posted photos and selfies of the happy moments when they surprised the recipients of their generosity. The good deeds were then posted on our and the Foundation’s Instagram and Facebook pages with the hashtags #911day, #TheCharitableFoundation, and #BHHSCalifornia.
While some delivered food to senior centers and low-income individuals, others dropped off much-needed supplies they purchased for neighborhood schools. One agent led yoga classes at a women’s shelter, and some volunteered to be tested for convalescent plasma COVID-19 donations at a children’s hospital blood bank. Others brought tasty treats to doctors and nurses at local hospitals, and some donated clothing to various thrift stores.
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Showing some love and appreciation by donating lunch to the ICU frontline workers at MemorialCare Saddleback Hospital! It’s always a great day serving with these angels AKA The Charitable Foundation Board Members. #911Day #TheCharitableFoundation #bhhscalifornia #memorialcare #TCFOC #dogoodfeelgood #neverforget #godblessamerica
“We invited our agents and staff to participate in what’s known as the 9/11 Virtual Volunteer Day at Home, and they really stepped up to the plate. It’s really inspiring to see how many lives their deeds have touched,” said Kathy King, President of The Charitable Foundation, and Los Angeles Regional Manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.
“This generous type of giving by our agents and employees warmed our hearts, particularly during this time when so many people are isolated due to the pandemic,” said Martha Mosier, Board Secretary of The Charitable Foundation, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “This was a way our Foundation members could give back to the communities they serve in, and to offer a helping hand to those in need. The super-successful effort represents the dynamic and rewarding culture embedded in our company.”
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We are committed to turning a day of tragedy into a day of doing good. We remember, honor, and pay tribute to members of our 9/11 community–including friends and lost loved ones–by joining together in unity on this day. We pledge in their name to make the world a better place, one good deed at a time. We do so with the spirit of compassion that brought so many of us together in the days after 9/11; a spirit that we promise to do our best to never forget and live by every day.
Backed by the dedicated agents at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, The Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 that supports local organizations that promote health, education, community and the environment. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than 1,000 grants, exceeding $5 million, to make a beneficial and constructive impact on the community. For more information about the charities and causes supported by The Charitable Foundation, or to find out how to get involved, visit thecharitablefoundation.net.