PHOENIX - (July 13, 2011) – Real-estate property transactions in July mean more than new homes for grateful buyers – they will also help children’s wishes come true through the National REO Brokers Association’s 10th-annual promotion to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® .
Nearly 400 members of the NRBA, dedicated solely to the listing and selling of bank-owned properties, are participating in the charitable program. They are pledging $100 for every listing received and $5 for every broker’s price option (BPO) received during July.
Since 2002, the program has generated more than $2.5 million, enabling the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant the wishes of more than 340 children with life-threatening medical conditions.
“It’s gratifying to see how many kids we have already helped experience their fondest wishes and in turn improved their quality of life,” NRBA President Michael Krein said. “Our members enthusiastically support the Make-A-Wish Foundation through this campaign each year, and we eagerly look forward to making many more wishes come true.”
“The NRBA has not only given the Make-A-Wish Foundation significant financial support since 2002, but its members have also created invaluable awareness of our mission in their own communities,” said David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and chief executive officer. “We want to celebrate the NRBA’s decade of support and thank its members for strengthening communities across the country through their support of children’s wishes.”
About the National REO Brokers Association: The National REO Brokers Association (NRBA) was founded in 1998 by REO brokers from across the United States, all of whom currently list and sell in excess of 100 REO properties each year. The NRBA is dedicated solely to the listing and selling of bank-owned properties. To learn more, visit www.nrba.com.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation: The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. Visit wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish® with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.