The holidays are upon us once again, which means it’s time for The Salvation Army Ring the Bell Realtor Day! Coming up on Friday, December 6, the Thurston County Realtors’ Association (TCRA) will be stationed by storefront kettles in the area to raise money for The Salvation Army, Olympia Corps.

This will be our third time teaming up with ‘The Army,’ and we could not be more excited. During the last two years, our team won for the most money raised in a single day, and we don’t intend to break that streak now. Last year, The Salvation Army managed to raise $18,000 in Thurston County alone, and friends of Rob Rice Homes and Epic Realty helped us to contribute $6,634.08 of that money.

Each year, 10 percent of The Salvation Army’s operating budget (about $200k) comes directly from storefront kettles, and much of that money is poured right back into the community in the form of housing, education and employment resources for those in need. Unfortunately, this year’s holiday season will be shortened by a late Thanksgiving, which means the Kettle Drive will be reduced by a full week. Our goal is to meet or exceed last year’s fundraising in spite of the lost time, and we’ll need your help!

Join Us! Stop by a Salvation Army Kettle

Representatives from Epic Realty & Rob Rice Homes will be stationed outside Cabela’s in Lacey from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.on December 6, 2019. We would love to see as many friends and neighbors as possible in that time. If you can’t make it to Cabela’s but would still like to participate, representatives from the following TCRA-affiliated offices will be stationed at Fred Meyer, Wal-Mart, Safeway, Haggen and Ralph’s locations around town from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the 6th as well:

These generous gifts from the community help The Salvation Army provide a warm and safe holiday season for financially disadvantaged families. Epic Realty is proud to stand with The Salvation Army and the Thurston County Realtors’ Association in the mission to spread comfort and joy this holiday season. We look forward to seeing you and yours as we ring those bells December 6!

Learn More Information About The Salvation Army’s Kettle Fundraiser

Are you interested in learning more about The Salvation Army and the history of their red kettle fundraiser? Click here to read all about it. We love our community and are eager to help where we can. We recently just sponsored two local events:

  1. Click here to learn more about our recent work with the St. Martin’s Gala to help benefit higher education.
  2. Click here to read about the tree we’re sponsoring for this year’s Christmas In The Forest event, benefitting Providence St. Peter Foundation.

Also, are you curious about how Rob Rice Homes and Epic Realty can get you into the home of your dreams in the greater Olympia area? Contact us for more information.



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