Mountain Valley Homes Charity Giveaway
Last year, clients of Derek Flory and the Mountain Valley Homes Team had the opportunity to choose from a list of nonprofits to donate to upon the successful sale of their home. The three local charities were The Mosby Foundation, Blue Ridge CASA, and Staunton Augusta Regional SPCA. In total, they received $2,100! Last month Derek got representatives from each of the charities together to present them a check, and give them a chance to talk about their work.
The Mosby Foundation is a nonprofit organization located in Staunton, Virginia whose purpose is to assist in the care of critically sick, injured, abused, and neglected dogs through financial support and public education. Sarah Outler, a member of the Mosby Foundation, recalled her excitement when Derek said that they had been chosen to receive an award “We were thrilled because we love to have local support for our organization. No one expects their dog to have a broken leg or need a tumor removed, this award will help pay for those kinds of expenses when owners cannot afford to.”
Blue Ridge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) helps community members become advocates for children who have been abused or neglected. Casey Rolfe, a member of Blue Ridge CASA, joined Kline May Realty at their office to accept the check on behalf of the organization. “Getting the word out about what we do, while also protecting the privacy of the children we serve is a really difficult task, so anytime someone has already heard about us, that in itself is half of the battle.”
Augusta Regional SPCA received $1,100 from Kline May Realty to support their mission of helping sick and unwanted animals. Debbie Haywood, the Executive Director of Augusta Regional SPCA, expressed the organization's appreciation to the community for choosing the SPCA. “When you do the work and get rewarded by support from the community from folks you don’t even know, it shows that we’re going in the right direction. It really is a blessing and we’re very appreciative that the community chose the SPCA.
According to Derek Flory, Associate Broker at Kline May Realty and Team Lead of the Mountain Valley Homes Team, “Kline May is very vested in the community, as I am myself. The team at Mountain Valley Homes wants to give locally to these charities who are a vital part of the community. It's all about charity, it's not about us.”