Many in our Scenic Sotheby's International Realty family have asked for a way to donate to Hurricane Michael relief efforts. The people and businesses in Panama City Beach and the surrounding areas are our family, friends and neighbors. All money raised from this campaign will go directly to local relief efforts in impacted communities.
There are so many in our area in need. If you're not cleaning up debris, donating clothing or housing the homeless, the best thing you can do right now is donate cash. While the nonprofits are grateful for donated items, they are most grateful for cash. Many of them point out that our community doesn't recognize that the same $5 that can buy a case of water could have been used to clean water for many more people. That pack of diapers donated - the funds could have been pooled with other donations to buy a truckload at half the cost.
So, let's combine our efforts to make the biggest impact possible. We can rely upon our Leadership Council, with input from you, to make the best decision as to where the funds will be donated. Our controller at Scenic SIR, Jeff Warda, will withdraw the funds at the end of our campaign and make the donations directly to local initiatives. Let's show our neighbors that SSIR is indeed a supporting member of this community. Let us, of course, give thanks ... and then give back.