Archive for the ‘Charity’ category

Helping Merced Feed the Hungry

May 9, 2012

Loren Gonella kicking off the auction

Yesterday, May 8th, at the offices of the Merced County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR), Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty, along with Century 21 M&M and Associates, sponsored the annual auction through MCAR’s Charitable Foundation to benefit the Salvation Army, Merced County Food Bank, as well as the Merced County Rescue Mission. The auction raised more than $22,000 which will be used to help those in need in our local area.

This year’s event was a fantastic success – as we were able to fund-raise over $6,000 more than the previous year!

We each want to express our appreciation to everyone who donated items, all of you who attended, and each of our generous sponsors. This is a prime example of what can take place when competitors stop competing for a moment and unite to help mankind.

Members enjoyed a variety of foods donated by several sponsors

Captain Joel Harmon of the Merced Salvation Army

Generous Sponsors helped this event be so successful!

Loren Gonella with Diedre Kelsey of the Merced County Board of Supervisors

Check out our Facebook page for more photos of the auction!