UCM Receives $10,000 Donation from Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
On November 17, Christine Todd and Jon Wolford from the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR) presented a $10,000 donation to UCM’s Executive Director, Cynthia Hull, (center) to be used to purchase food for UCM’s food pantry. UCM is deeply appreciative for the ongoing support of NVAR.
The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) was established in 1921 as the Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax Real Estate Board. With about 40 members, the association served a population of 60,250 at that time. NVAR has grown to almost 10,000 Realtor® members including 171 affiliate business members. This group of Realtors® carries out more than $11 billion in real estate transactions in a community of more than 2 million residents. A premier local association, NVAR is one of the hundreds of associations that comprise the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), which boasts more than 1.1 million members. NVAR is the 15th largest local association nationwide.
United Community Ministries (UCM) is one of the largest providers of human services in Fairfax County. Established in 1969, UCM provides comprehensive assistance programs for low-income individuals, families and neighborhoods.
UCM helps community members fight poverty, hunger and homelessness by providing emergency food and financial assistance, quality early childhood education, employment services, community centers and other human services. While people come to UCM for help with practical needs, they receive much more than just financial assistance or food. UCM is a place where people can regain the hope they need to build a better future for themselves and a stronger community for us all. In its fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, UCM provided life-changing assistance to 13,000 people from 5,000 families in Fairfax County.