What a blessing of support we are showing Puerto Rico!
Florida CCIM Chapter Asks for Help in Pushing
Campaign PowerAide Over Finish Line
Bolstered by CCIM Institute generosity, the Florida CCIM Chapter is pushing for a successful fundraising
finish in their "Operation PowerAide" efforts to assist fellow CCIMs in Puerto Rico.
Just days after Hurricane Maria left the U.S. territory devastated and residents in peril, Florida CCIM
Chapter members kicked a relief campaign to their fellow commercial real estate professionals who live
in Puerto Rico. Being shipped are pallets of equipment to assist CCIM Chapter members in their recovery. The shipment includes 27 generators, as well as fuel stabilizer, oil, gloves, flashlight, batteries, chain, padlock and rope.
Florida Chapter launched "Operation PowerAide" to assist fellow Puerto Rico CCIMs on September 23.
Just 10 days into the campaign, more than two-third of the funds needed have been pledged or
donated. Beginning with total fundraising goal of $30,000, Florida Chapter leadership were
overwhelmed when CCIM Institute 2017 President Robin Webb announced a $15,000 contribution to
the PowerAide efforts.
"On behalf of the Management Team of the CCIM Institute, it is my honor to advise you that the Institute will make a $15,000 contribution to the emergency relief fund for Puerto Rico. Thank you for your commitment to this huge humanitarian effort on behalf of our fellow CCIMs," Webb said in the
Additional contributions to the effort GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/flccim-com account has raised more than $10,500 of the remaining $15,000 goal, shared 2017 Florida CCIM Chapter President Scott Lloyd. "We can't thank Robin Webb, Dave Wilson, Barbara Crane and all the Institute leadership
enough for their uplifting support," Lloyd said. "With this contribution -- along with the support of our
Florida Chapter Districts and dedicated members -- we now see our goal in sight."
Lloyd is calling for chapter members to help the chapter complete the operation's fundraising this week.
"We are heartened by the donations to date and we are almost over the finish line. A donation from
you or your business associates in any amount will be greatly appreciated. The goal is to get these vital
items to our members and quickly as possible. Please help us," he added.
Working with Lloyd on PowerAide is Chere Roane, CCIM, District 8 CCIM Institute 2017 Regional Vice
President. Roane, the chapter's immediate past president, echoed Lloyd's request for help. "All help is
appreciated - if we get the commercial team up and running with the help of this equipment, that will
open warehouses and increase the flow of the supplies and the needed distribution to the people on the
island," Roane explained.
Luis Rafael González, Puerto Rico's CCIM Chapter President, assures that the generators will help
recovery efforts. "As the PR Chapter president I'm both humbled and grateful for your incredible efforts.
Never before have I felt prouder to be part of this amazing institution," shared González.
"This has been one of the toughest if not the toughest time Puerto Rico has had to endure. Your support
definitely makes all the difference. Make no mistake, we will rise from this stronger than ever and we'll
never forget this incredible gesture," González added.
Florida CCIM Chapter members are kicking off a relief campaign that delivers immediate assistance to their fellow commercial real estate professionals devastated and left without power by hurricanes in Puerto Rico.
“Operation PowerAide" was launched shortly after Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, left the entire island without electricity last week, making it difficult to assess just how much damage was caused by Maria's unrelenting onslaught.
Help now: https://www.gofundme.com/relief-poweraide-for-puerto-rico
Media sources report the September 20th storm has led to 30 deaths thus far, including 10 in Puerto Rico. The devastation created immediate need to support Puerto Rico's CCIM Chapter members by neighboring Florida CCIM Chapter.
"In Florida, we understand from personal experience how essential even small amounts of power can be during and especially after serious hurricanes," commented 2017 Florida Chapter President Scott Lloyd CCIM, RPA. “Through our PowerAide campaign, we are sending a shipment of 27 high-capacity portable generators to the island for our CCIM members and their families,” he explained.
Additionally, aid packages will include fuel stabilizer and oil, chains and padlocks, and emergency flashlights and batteries, Lloyd said.
"Every dollar of every contribution will go directly to help pay for generators and other essentials for our members," he added.
Heading up the relief campaign with Lloyd is Chere Roane, Immediate Past President of the Florida Chapter, who also serves as Region 8 Vice President for the CCIM Institute. Region 8 includes Florida and its neighboring Caribbean Islands.
"Florida CCIM will help power up our Puerto Rican CCIMs with PowerAide," shared Roane. "Our eight districts are joining in the campaign and we urge members and friends to make a contribution via our GOFUNDME page at https://www.gofundme.com/relief-poweraide-for-puerto-rico,” she added.
The Chapter is working with airlines to coordinate delivery of the generators to San Juan on Thursday, Sept. 28th. The handful of members of Puerto Rico's Chapter that have been reached report widespread flooding, total power outage and many dire situations.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA CCIM CHAPTER: The Florida CCIM Chapter is an affiliate of the CCIM Institute. The combination of CCIM’s data and technology, a network of 13,000 members and the organization’s highly respected education provides members with the credibility necessary to open doors and achieve financial success. Visit http://www.ccim.com/ for more information.
ABOUT CCIM: A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. The CCIM lapel pin is earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice. This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals. The mission of the Florida CCIM Chapter is to provide the highest quality of marketing and networking opportunities, services, and education that will enhance our members’ ability to conduct business successfully.
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