Coldwell Banker donates $28K to hurricane victims

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:54

    SUSSEX COUNTY-Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., has contributed nearly $28,000 in personal donations, made by the company's sales associates and employees, to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina rebuild their homes and lives. "In this time of great tragedy, it is heartening to see the outpouring of generosity that our sales associates and employees repeatedly exhibit to people in great need of help," said Ronnie Laiken, regional president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker. "We are continuing to collect funds for the effected communities and hope our contribution will help improve the lives of some of the families suffering in the disaster area." The company's more than 1,000 real estate offices around the country have raised over $500,000 from donations by its sales associates and employees, including a company contribution of $100,000. The donation, which will be presented to the American Red Cross this week, is earmarked for the organization's Hurricane Relief Fund.