Blood Drive at FAAR on Monday, 7/15

The Red Cross has issued the below emergency appeal for blood due to a recent shortage.  Want to help?  Come give blood at FAAR on Monday, July 15!  The Bloodmobile will be conveniently parked in the FAAR parking lot all day and there are plenty of appointments left.  Visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment today. 

Red Cross issues an emergency appeal for donations on Tuesday, 7/9

The American Red Cross is currently experiencing blood and platelet donation levels that are much lower than expectations. The trend is significant enough that the Red Cross is issuing an emergency request for donors with all blood types to make an appointment to give soon, especially O negative, A negative and B negative and platelet donors. Below are key messages to use when talking with donors and coordinators about this appeal:

· Thank you for donating today. We are sorry if you had to wait longer than normal to donate, but we truly appreciate your lifesaving gift to ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients this summer.

· Donations through the Red Cross were down approximately10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected, leading to an emergency request for donors of all blood types to donate now.

· All blood types are needed especially O negative, A negative and B negative and platelet donors.

· The American Red Cross urges donors to make an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by going online at redcrossblood.org.

Secret Santa 2012

Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® Donations Helps 39 Area Families through Project LINK

Fredericksburg, VA – In an annual gift-giving program coordinated through Project LINK, the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® played Secret Santa to 39 area families, donating gifts and money.

The annual Secret Santa program is coordinated by Marie Smith, Century 21 AdVenture in Fredericksburg, and is participated in by members and affiliates of the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®. Tim Thompson of Thompson Building Corporation provided the space for drop off and pickup of items by Project LINK.

Project LINK is a program of the Rappahannock Community Services Board, established to aid families in crisis.

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Come out to the NFL Tailgate Party on Thursday!

Check out this weather forecast, it’s going to be perfect!!!!  This is straight from weather.com, I promise I didn’t make it up.  Bring your camping chairs, coolers, blankets, and favorite NFL jersey and relax with your friends while watching the Ravens vs Browns game. We’ll be broadcasting the game on a huge inflatable screen while serving hot dogs, hamburgers, mac & cheese, baked beans, potato salad, and dessert.  There will be wine and beer, and then popcorn to keep the good times rolling.  Don’t miss out! 

The event is being held at the Knights of Pythias right off Harrison Road near Rt. 1 behind Extreme Powersports.  You can enter the parking lot of the facility by turning into the Harrison Road Community Center.  Don’t miss this great event!  Please register here so we know how many hamburgers to make!

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Support the Foundation Art Show!

Very quickly the Fredericksburg REALTORS Foundation Art Show will be here. The art show is scheduled for May 12th, 2012 10:00-4:00 at the EXPO Center. As a Governor for the Foundation, I can share with you that quite a bit of time and energy has been volunteered to make this a success. But we are not finished yet!

To give a little background on the event, we must first thank the EXPO Center for allowing us the use of their facilities. Without them, this would not have happened! A huge thank you in advance! Secondly, we have to thank all the area students who have agreed to donate pieces of their art work so that we can sell them and keep the proceeds. Of course our Corporate Sponsors thank you – thank you – thank you!

This is the first year our Foundation has ever attempted something of this size and magnitude. While it is exciting, we are still very nervous about the event and we are hoping that our fellow friends, neighbors and associates will come to the event, and of course support the Foundation by purchasing the art work and help making the event a success.

We must highlight our schools and sponsors. The area High Schools that are participating: Within the City of Fredericksburg – Fredericksburg Christian, James Monroe. Stafford High Schools – Brooke Point, Mountain View, Stafford. Spotsylvania High Schools – Courtland, Massaponax, Riverbend. From King George – King George High School.

Art Show Sponsors, we are very grateful for your support.

  • Tier 1 Sponsors
    • EXPO Center
    • M&T Mortgage
    • C&F Mortgage
  • Tier 2 Sponsors
    • Coldwell Banker Elite
    • NSWC Federal Credit Union
  • Tier 3 Sponsors
    • PNC Mortgage
    • Realty World Select
    • Mac Doc Realty
    • Pat Breme
  • Patrons of the Foundation
    • Exit Realty Expertise
    • Rt. 3 Storage
    • Sharon Toombs
    • Heather Hagerman

Fredericksburg REALTORS Foundation to Host Art Show

The Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation is hosting a Regional High School Art Show to raise money to benefit area housing-related charities. Art work produced by local students will be on display and available for purchase. Many area high schools are participating in the event including those from Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and the City of Fredericksburg. The art work will be professionally judged and students are eligible to win up to $1,000 in cash prizes!

The Art Show is being held at the Fredericksburg Expo Center on Saturday May 12, 2012 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The art work being displayed includes many different mediums such as photography, sculpture, paint, watercolors, and more. Proceeds from Art Show will benefit local housing-related charities through grants made by the Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation.

Since its inception in 1990, the Foundation has been granting thousands of dollars each year to area charities to help those in need secure and retain quality, affordable housing. Visit www.FAARfoundationartshow.com for more information.

Multicultural Committee Reconstituted!

The Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors (FAAR) Multicultural Committee has been reconstituted under the very professional and competent leadership of Ms. Elsa Rake.

The most recent Social Activity sponsored by the Committee was a “Salsa Night”.  This very successful function was held at the “Pancho Villa” Mexican restaurant in Lee’s Hill near Massapomax, VA.  The activity was so successful the restaurant patrons and wait staff joined us in the dancing!  The manager agreed to sponsor any such future FAAR activity at their resturant.  What a successful public relations function for the FAAR!  Special thanks to Madeline Soto for arranging the ventue and interviewing bands. “Orquesta Curare” sounded amazing.

Currently the Multicultural Committee is planning staffing an information booth for the FAAR Education Conference and Tradeshow to be held at Fredericksburg in September.  The Committee also plans to support the University of Mary Washington (UMW) “Diversity Day” celebrations in the early fall. 

The Committee is working on a distinctive logo to appear in community adds.  The logo and a distinctive polo shirt is being developed for the staff to wear at Committee activities.  Committee members are planning to be licensed to teach VHDA classes in Spanish. 

We are making a difference!  Come join us, participate and have a GREAT Time!