Several RE/MAX Properties and RE/MAX Renaissance agents were touched by the large numbers of COVID-19 cases that were reported at a neighboring nursing home, NHC Rossville.
Officials said, "Since so many of our realtors are licensed to sell in Georgia and some reside in Georgia, we decided to act."
"Not knowing exactly what the needs were, I placed a call to the social services director says Brenda Purcell, Community Relations liaison for the two RE/MAX firms, "I asked, 'What can we do to help your residents.'
"Our goal was to try and bring some sunshine to lift spirits and boost morale. At that point, the director shared the need for more iPads and specially designed head phones for the hearing impaired. These could be used to allow residents to read their daily devotions, play games and have Face Time visits with clergy and families. Using technology could open up the outside world and allow more seniors to communicate. We knew time was of the essence, so our agents quickly contributed to this cause."
Longtime realtor, Sheila Cross, shared with project organizers that her husband had suffered a stroke not too long ago and rehabbed at a few centers. She saw firsthand how lonely the residents get. So, it was just natural for her to give. “I am glad to work for a company who saw a quick need and responded," she said.
"This community service project definitely allowed us to express concern for our Georgia neighbors," says Broker Jennifer Cooper. Several years ago her grandmother was a resident at the nursing home. This allowed her to give back to a place that cared for her loved one.
"There is a saying that goes something like this…when you don’t know what to do…just do something," said Ms. Cooper. "We will continue to look for ways to make a difference and meet needs in the communities we serve."