Illinois REALTORS® celebrated with a new homeowner Saturday in Murphysboro during a ceremony that ended the first of the association’s three Habitat for Humanity builds in the state this year.
Kristen Beck moved into the new home in Southern Illinois with her four children. Scores of REALTORS® donated time to work on the project.
Another Habitat project is under way in Springfield, and a third kicks off next week in Aurora.
In the Southern Illinoisan, Egyptian Association of REALTORS® Association Executive Charay Brewer said:
“It gives us a chance to demonstrate that we care more about people than the commission,” Charay Brewer, Egyptian Board of Realtors association executive, said. “Commissions are nice, but when you can actually take part in something positive in your communities that really makes us feel good.”
The dedication was also covered by WSIL, the local television station.
The build came about as part of an effort to Show the Power of R. IAR President Phil Chiles made the Murphysboro project and two others in the state a priority for his year in office.
It’s not too late to sign up for the Springfield or Aurora builds. Go here for more information. The Aurora build dates begin on Monday, July 7.