Moose Jaw REALTORS® wanted to leave a lasting legacy in their community before their board dissolved and members joined the Association of Regina REALTORS®.
Using leftover unallocated funds from the Moose Jaw Real Estate Board, more than $160,000 was spread among 10 deserving organizations, including a $100,000 donation last year to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation’s Capital Equipment Campaign to help fund the trauma room.
“We felt that it was a very important component for the new hospital as it helped local citizens in immediate crisis,” said Moose Jaw REALTOR® Jamie Jackson. “Our organization did not have a criteria for who we donated to. However… donations have mainly funded organizations that help improve the lives of children, animals, abused women, and people in crisis.”
Other benefactors of monetary donations include Hunger in Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw Transition House, the Moose Jaw Humane Society and the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS).
“When we were at the STARS hangar (recently), we were shocked to hear that STARS had made 22 visits to our local hospital since the beginning of this year,” Jackson said. “We were astonished by this number and it really proved that we made a good decision with that donation.”
Rob Reyner, of the Association of Regina REALTORS®, said the hefty donations “really speaks to the long-lasting legacy of Moose Jaw REALTORS®, despite what association they belong to.”
He said the Regina association has formed an operational committee called the Moose Jaw REALTORS® Community Support Committee. This committee will now oversee initiatives that continue to raise needed funds and exposure for different community partners in Moose Jaw.
Donations made in 2015/2016
|Moose Jaw Health Foundation||$100,000|
|Hunger in Moose Jaw||$15,000|
|Moose Jaw Transition House||$10,000|
|Moose Jaw Humane Society||$10,000|
|Building Blocks Child Development||$3,000|
|Wakamow Valley Authority||$3,000|
|Band City Stray Cat Rescue Society||$1,000|