For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL, Dec. 1, 2016—The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) announced today a partnership with Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization that works with real estate agents and moving companies to combat the growing hunger problem across the country.
Nearly 50 million Americans —one in six— face hunger every day. The Food Research and Action Center reports that hungry children are two to four times more likely to develop health problems, ranging from relatively minor to potentially fatal; while hunger shortens life spans in adults and make them more prone to mental illness and deadly diseases.
“CRS is proud to partner with Move For Hunger, “said Janelle Pfleiger, CRS President. “Together our organizations can help make a significant impact in fighting hunger nationwide. As real estate agents, we can connect people who are moving to Move to Hunger’s relocation companies who will help pack and deliver their non-perishable food items to local food banks.”
CRS is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® and has a membership of over 32,000 REALTOR® members located in cities across the Unites States and overseas.
“We are an international organization of real estate professionals, who are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve,” Pfleiger added.
“We are excited to launch this partnership with CRS. Our goal is to expand our impact on hunger relief. Together, we can make fighting hunger when moving an industry standard,” said Adam Lowy, Executive Director, Move For Hunger.
The Council of Residential Specialists is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). CRS is comprised of over 32,000 REALTOR® members and supports them with training and education, events, mentoring and networking opportunities. It also awards the CRS Designation to experienced REALTORS® who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.
About Move For Hunger
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 7 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.
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