William Raveis accepted donations and contributed a portion of each closing to the Sandy Hook Elementary Educational Fund
NEWTOWN, Conn. (October 27, 2014)—Today, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance announced the completion of a $160,000 donation to families affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy. Following the incident, William Raveis pledged to donate $10 from each closing during the 2013 year. Donations also came from members of the William Raveis community looking to support this worthy cause.
“We were affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy on a very personal level,” said Bill Raveis, chairman and chief executive officer. “One of our sales associates lost their daughter in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. And, with an office in Newtown, we’ve helped numerous families find homes within the community. When this heartbreaking event occurred, it went without saying that we would step in and do whatever we possibly could.”
Funds donated to the Sandy Hook Elementary Educational Fund were distributed to eight families within the William Raveis community who were affected by the tragedy. These families included sales associates, as well as past clients. Funds were distributed both to charities of the families choosing, as well as to educational funds set up for surviving siblings of children who were lost.
“This was a way for us to honor the children who lost their lives on that tragic day,” said Raveis. “If we could offer any comfort to their families, that’s all we can hope.”
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