Real estate agent Tracy Duffy spearheads relief effort

The recent flooding in Tennessee didn’t directly affect EXIT Realty Clarksville sales rep, Tracy Duffy.  "That’s why I knew I wanted to help the people who lost so much," she said.  "It’s so important to give back to the community;  after all, they’re the reason we have a paycheck!"
On the Monday morning following the weekend devastation, Tracy asked franchisees Verisa Reynolds and Cheryle Strong if she could use space at the back of the office to set up a "store" where donations from the community could be collected and flood victims could come and "shop" for what they need free of charge.  The women got busy:  Tracy contacted the local real estate board who put out a call for help to the real estate community and notified the press.  In just 2 weeks, they’ve filled and emptied the store four times!  Mattress sets, couches, washers, dryers, sheet sets;  all manner of household items and clothing have been collected.  Tracy has even arranged for volunteer delivery since many of the flood victims arrive at the brokerage office by public transit to "shop"  and have no way to get their donated items home.   
 
"The response has been amazing," said Verisa, "both from the point of donations received and flood victims being served.  We’re grateful to have the opportunity to be of service to the community in this way.  Tracy has done a wonderful job pulling it all together." 
 
"I may have been the catalyst," said Tracy, "but I never could have done it without Verisa, Cheryle, other REALTORS® and the community at large."
 
To find out more about EXIT Realty Clarksville’s flood relief efforts, contact them at 931-647-9900 or sales@exitrealtyclarksville.com
 
EXIT MidSouth, the regional subfranchisor of EXIT Realty Corp. International for Tennessee and Kentucky has issued a challenge to all real estate agents and brokers to donate a portion of their commissions to the Red Cross for flood relief.  Read more about that here

 

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