Generosity Goes a Long Way

January 31, 2013 | By

Recently, the Fraser Valley’s 2,800 realtors were participants in a generous donation to the food bank. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board donated $18,500 to five of its region’s food banks, offering to further assist local families in need.

The donation was divided proportionately based on the number of realtors representing each community, with $8,325 going to the Surrey Food Bank; $3,330 going to both the Langley Food Bank and Sources White Rock South Surrey Food Bank; $2,960 to the Abbotsford Food Bank; and $555 to St. Joseph’s Food Bank in Mission.

Scott Olson is the Board’s president commented on this donation, saying: “there is a number of people who rely on the Surrey Food Bank every month to help them make ends meet. Food banks are a critical service in Fraser Valley that improves the quality of life for thousands of people. As REALTORS®, we have the privilege of serving our communities and feel strongly that we have a responsibility to give back.”

Marilyn Herrmann, Executive Director of the Surrey Food Bank, received FVREB’s cheque on behalf of the communities of North Delta and Surrey, and commented that: “This donation embodies beautifully our “give where you live” campaign. REALTORS® live and work in our communities and understand that hunger does not discriminate. In 30 years of helping Surrey residents, we’re seeing more middle income families than ever before; people trying their very best often holding down multiple part-time or fulltime jobs that just need a helping hand.”

So as one of many who represent realtors in the Fraser Valley, I’m proud to have been a part of this in my own small way, and proud to represent an organization that is so generous!



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Andrew is a West Coast enthusiast through and through. He is a native of the area that you will often find adventuring on one of the many sea to sky activities that abound in the Fraser Valley. Along with being in love with the place he calls home, Andrew is a well known and respected Realtor focusing on helping others to find their own perfect home in Langley, Surrey, White Rock and beyond! Visit to find your perfect home.

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