Community Involvement Runs Deep at CBIColdwell Banker Innovations (CBI) constantly strives to give back to the community they serve — as well as provide aide to those around the country who need it. The generous agents at CBI have been hard at work this year on several philanthropic projects.
CBI Realtor Florence Wise has donated her time and talents to Habitat for Humanity of Washington County for 16 years, and served on the Board the full term of eight years. She also served on the Family Selection Committee as well as the Site Selection Committee, on which she remains a very active member. "I have lived all my life in Washington County and felt it was important to give my time to help benefit others less fortunate," Florence says. "It has been a very rewarding commitment to me in helping others. I have also made many new connections and friends through this association." The purpose of Habitat for Humanity is to provide affordable and safe housing for those families that are willing to be an active partner and work on the home that they will eventually purchase from Habitat.
In April, deadly tornados swept across Alabama, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured. Through a drive headed by Pam Mease, CBI donated a truck full of supplies to the Alabama Relief Efforts to assist families recovering from the disaster.
In May, CBI was represented as a corporate sponsor at the 2011 True Grit Awards ceremony at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown, Md. CBI provided financial support for a scholarship awarded to a student athlete from Heritage Academy. The True Grit Award is presented to a senior student athlete from each high school located in Washington County – both public and private, as well as a second-year student at Hagerstown Community College, who has demonstrated the ability to overcome hardship to become or remain a member of an athletic team.
Coldwell Banker Innovations sponsored the scholarship for Troy Cosner II, a basketball player and student at Heritage Academy. Troy suffers from a condition known as "Ehler's-Danlos" syndrome. This affects his connective tissue and results in severe headaches and neck problems, often requiring stabilizing the spine and head. After playing basketball as a freshman, Troy was unable to play his next two years but was determined to play his senior year. Troy not only played but excelled, helping lead his team to a 17–6 season.
Each True Grit Award recipient receives a $500 post-secondary scholarship, a plaque to commemorate this recognition, a photograph with the corporate sponsor, and a one-year membership to the Hagerstown YMCA. This 2011 True Grit Awards program continues the program that existed from 1975-1999 and which was re-started in 2003. It is sponsored jointly by the Hagerstown YMCA, the Herald-Mail Newspapers, the Washington County Convention and Visitors' Bureau, and the Washington County Public Schools.
CBI continues to help support the people and organizations of their community through fundraisers, donations and volunteerism. Visit our website and blog for more information on our community involvement, as well as our Maryland real estate, West Virginia real estate, Virginia real estate and Pennsylvania real estate.
Hottest Real Estate Co. in TownCongratulations to the CBI team and thank you to everyone who voted for CBI as Favorite Real Estate Office in Hagerstown magazine's 2011 HotList for the third year in a row.
CBI's Nicholas McLeod was also awarded third place in the Real Estate Agent category. The annual HotList recognizes the best of Washington County businesses as chosen by readers of Hagerstown magazine.
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