Posted tagged ‘Salvation Army’

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!

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours!

December 22, 2011

Santa paid a wonderful visit to Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty this past Monday, December 19th. During his visit, he sat with the agents and staff, as well as their children and grandchildren.

Tina Winek from Gonella Property Management, along with her husband and children.

Pam Spiva, from Merced, with 2 of her grandchildren

Kay Kane, a Broker Associate with the Merced Office.

Many of the children also enjoyed the bounce house that was located in the Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty parking lot.  When they were finished bouncing, they were treated to hot chocolate and cookies. A really good time was had by children of all ages.

Santa is thrilled that Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty is a Toys for Tots™ Drop Off location.  This year, our company collected more toys than ever to help under privileged children and to bring them joy during this season.

Santa was also pleased to see that Mary Camper of the Merced office organized several of the staff and agents to ring the bell at a Salvation Army collection site this past Tuesday, December 20th.

Paul Treso with the Merced Office

Beverly Ward, Administrative Assistant

Everyone at Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty wishes you and your family the very best for this holiday season, as well as a healthy and very happy New Year.

MCAR Charitable Foundation Annual “Feed the Hungry” Auction

June 2, 2011

On May 17th, at the offices of the Merced County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR), Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty, along with Century 21 M & M and Associates, sponsored an auction through MCAR’s charitable foundation to benefit the Salvation Army and the Merced County Food Bank. The auction raised slightly more than $16,000 which will be used to help those in need in our local area.

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