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Giving back to the community

September 22, 2013

Waterville Valley Realty believes in giving back and supporting the organizations and programs that make the Waterville Valley region a special place to visit, live, work and play.

Last week I realized that we’d reached a pretty significant milestone.  We have donated over $10,000 to local programs and organizations since the beginning of 2013.

Waterville Valley Realty has touched over 50 organizations and programs such as the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Program, Waterville Valley Recreation Department, Margret & H.A. Rey Center, Waterville Valley Foundation, JETS Ski Program, WVBBTS Snowsports Educational Foundation and Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association.

We also support the Bridge House homeless shelter, Voices Against Violence, Communities for Alcohol and Drug-free Youth, Project RightChoice, Speare Memorial Hospital Dental Program, NH Music Festival, Breathe NH, Pemi Baker Community Health, Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited, NH Special Olympics, Plymouth Rotary Club, Breast Cancer Awareness, Plymouth State University Eating Disorders Institute, and a number of local schools and other organizations.

Our firm’s commitment to community isn’t a new thing.  It really began over 47 years ago when our company was founded by two-time Olympic ski racer, Tom Corcoran.  In the resort’s early days, the company donated the land and building that currently house the Waterville Valley Academy.  We also donated the land for the Waterville Valley Elementary School and Recreation Department, the Curious George Cottage, the town’s Sewer Treatment Plant, Packard Field, the ice arena and other green belt areas.

Our desire to give back isn’t just a corporate ethos; our entire Waterville Valley Realty team is strongly committed to positively impacting the communities where we live and work.

Debbie helps plan fundraisers for the NH Association for the Blind (in fact, click on the NHAB website and you’ll see a photo of Debbie’s granddaughter, Abby, on the home page).  Jeff is a long-time officer and member of the Bridge House Shelter board of directors.  Susan is an active volunteer and serves on the board of the Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association.  Kate is a tireless advocate for animal rights and supporter of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization.  Frank supports numerous charitable organizations.  And each year our staff looks forward to hosting food drives to help re-stock the shelves at the Campton Area Resource Center.

This post is meant to do more than toot our own horn.  The entire Waterville Valley Realty team joins me in thanking you – our customers, clients, friends and neighbors – for making it possible for us to continue giving back to our community.  Every time we help someone buy or sell a home, condominium or piece of land, we are able to reinvest in our community.  Every time you drop off a bag of can goods, you are helping feed those less fortunate than we are.  Every time you read about one of our “causes” and it inspires you to donate your time, money or services, you are helping to keep our community ties strong and healthy.

Waterville Valley Realty Donation to the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Program

The Waterville Valley Realty Team presents a check to the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Program

 

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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