Dec. 2, 2012
-- The Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation is close to hitting the $1 million mark of funds raised to help local people in emergency circumstances. It stages special events all year long such as golf tournaments as well as yard sales and an ongoing bingo game hosted by Boondocks.
Per Jan keller, "When an 8-year-old boy died, and his family couldn’t pay for the funeral expense, locals paid the tab. When a recently widowed woman couldn’t make a car payment, locals did it for her. When a local landscaper was temporarily laid off (http://keysweekly.com/
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“We help people that find themselves in a temporary situation, assist with the rent, utilities, car payments – things to keep them on their feet,” said Jan Keller, a member of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation.
The foundation is tantalizingly close to meeting a very big goal — as of the last board meeting it’s less than $22,000 short of its push to raise $1 million in just 10 years; money that it turns around and gives back to community members when they find themselves in dire circumstances.
December 3rd, 2012, Islamorada, Florida Keys. Per Jan Keller, Islamorada’s top producing Realtor. “It is great to see our company charity helping so many people.
When asked to explain if this could possibly affect the local Real Estate market, Jan remarked,"That was not our intention, “Basically. our company wanted to give back to the community which has supported us all these years. Plus it just feels right to help people who are having financial problems.
About Jan Keller. Jan is a Top producing Real Estate agent and the owner of the Florida website www.kellerporterteam.com designed specifically to help people relocating to Islamorada and the upper Florida Keys.