Century 21 Action Realty agents, under the leadership of Realtor Lois Holden with organizational assistance by the office staff, responded to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas’ call to help Hinesville’s homeless by sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Liberty County Manna House.
The agents and staff of Century 21 Action Realty promoted the food drive through social networking and by teaming up with Kroger in Hinesville to encourage customers to contribute. Agents also passed out fliers about the Manna House and the need for Thanksgiving food items.
“The focus of the food drive was to collect cranberry sauce and stuffing mix. We provided the aisle number of cranberry sauce and stuffing mix that Kroger provided at a discounted price,” Century 21 owner/broker Allen Brown said. “We gathered at Kroger on two Saturdays, both with blue skies overhead and excitement in the air. The response was tremendous.”
The two-Saturday effort resulted in monetary donations of more than $700 and a large amount of nonperishable food.
“It was a tremendous success,” Holden said. “The money will help purchase the turkeys for traditional Thanksgiving meals. The generosity of our citizens was overwhelming. We really appreciate their contributions and the cooperation of Bill Goodwin and the Hinesville Kroger. We hope to make this an annual event.”
“We’re in the season of generosity,” Brown said. “It feels good to kick off the holiday with Thanksgiving food items, and we encourage others to participate in this worthy cause to make it a holiday to remember.”