COMMUNITY & SUPPORT

Board of REALTORS® Donates
to Care and Share

CEDAR CITY – The Iron County Board of Realtors delivered a $5,000 check to the Iron County Care and Share on Thursday to assist the group in helping needy families with rental expenses, such as deposits and expenditures.

Susan M. Sepe, executive officer for the board, said the money comes from a fund put together by brokers in Iron County and sponsored by the Utah Association of Realtors.

“The UAR Health Fund is a trust fund that the brokerages voluntarily participate in here in Iron County,” Sepe said. “The UAR takes interest earned from earnest money and applies it to our health fund instead of just giving it back to the banks. The funds are used for rental assistance as permanent housing and other aspects of housing in the community. We were able to provide them with a $5,000 grant this time, and we are hoping this is the beginning of a longstanding relationship with the Care and Share.”

Participation in the fund varies from brokerage to brokerage; however, funding for this donation came completely from brokers in Iron County.

ICBR donates to community

“It’s voluntary. The brokerages decide whether or not they want to participate,” Sepe said. “The brokerages can not assume that money, so the UAR fund sweeps the accounts and puts it into our bank, and we can use the funds according to the parameters of the bylaws.”

The funds from this donation are going toward rental assistance for needy residents of Iron County.

Housing assistance is a service rendered by the Care and Share that is not as well known to the community as their food collection.

“Housing is a huge part of what we do,” said Steve Bradbury, board chairman of the Iron County Care and Share. “A lot of people don’t realize that, and that is a benefit of this event, is that we can help make sure people know that we do more than just provide food.”

The ICCS provides services ranging from case management and assistance with food stamp applications to gas vouchers and community referrals in addition to the food pantry services they are commonly known for.

Information about the organization can be found at careandshare-utah.com/about-iccs/services/.CEDAR CITY – The Iron County Board of Realtors delivered a $5,000 check to the Iron County Care and Share on Thursday to assist the group in helping needy families with rental expenses, such as deposits and expenditures.

Susan M. Sepe, executive officer for the board, said the money comes from a fund put together by brokers in Iron County and sponsored by the Utah Association of Realtors.

“The UAR Housing Opportunity Fund is a trust fund that the brokerages voluntarily participate in here in Iron County,” Sepe said. “The UAR takes interest earned from earnest money and applies it to our health fund instead of just giving it back to the banks. The funds are used for rental assistance as permanent housing and other aspects of housing in the community. We were able to provide them with a $5,000 grant this time, and we are hoping this is the beginning of a longstanding relationship with the Care and Share.”

Participation in the fund varies from brokerage to brokerage; however, funding for this donation came completely from brokers in Iron County.

“It’s voluntary. The brokerages decide whether or not they want to participate,” Sepe said. “The brokerages can not assume that money, so the UAR fund sweeps the accounts and puts it into our bank, and we can use the funds according to the parameters of the bylaws.”

The funds from this donation are going toward rental assistance for needy residents of Iron County.

Housing assistance is a service rendered by the Care and Share that is not as well known to the community as their food collection.

“Housing is a huge part of what we do,” said Steve Bradbury, board chairman of the Iron County Care and Share. “A lot of people don’t realize that, and that is a benefit of this event, is that we can help make sure people know that we do more than just provide food.”

The ICCS provides services ranging from case management and assistance with food stamp applications to gas vouchers and community referrals in addition to the food pantry services they are commonly known for.

Information about the organization can be found at Care and Share Utah.

“The UAR Housing Opportunity Fund is a trust fund that the brokerages voluntarily participate in here in Iron County,”

Working together makes the difference.

Iron County Board REALTORS®

IRON COUNTY BOARD OF REALTORS

161 North 700 West Cedar City, UT 84720
Sandy.Smith@IronCountyBor.com
(435) 586-6944 Office
(435) 586-6974 Fax