Edina Realty Foundation Gives Grants to Local Charities

Edina, Minn. – December 26, 2018 – The Edina Realty Foundation announced that the Brainerd office recently awarded grants to the Salvation Army and Homeless & Wounded Warriors.

The Salvation Army provides a food shelf, rental assistance. They also have emergency, transitional and permanent housing for those in need.

Homeless & Wounded Warriors provides an array of services for homeless and needy veterans and their families. These services include short-term financial assistance and assistance with transitional or permanent housing.

"Our primary purpose is to help people buy and sell homes," said Nina Karsky, Foundation Representative, Edina Realty Brainerd/Baxter office. "But adequate shelter and other basic needs are a major issue for some people in our community. We are proud to support organizations like The Salvation Army and Homeless Wounded Warriors that are helping provide vital services for people who need our support."

Created in 1996, the Edina Realty Foundation supports organizations that help homeless children, families and individuals in the communities where Edina Realty does business. Much of the grant money comes directly from REALTORS and employees as well as from Edina Realty Home Services real estate, title and mortgage companies. Edina Realty agents and employees hold events throughout the year to help raise additional contributions. To date, the Foundation has donated nearly $10 million. Over 97% of funds raised go directly to organizations that provide housing and other services to the homeless. And 22 years later, we remain steadfast to our commitment to this cause.

On any given night, over 9,000 Minnesotans are homeless, according to Wilder Center research. Nearly half of homeless persons are under age 21, and one-third are children with their families.

For more information about the Edina Realty Foundation, visit edinarealty.com or contact the Edina Realty Brainerd/Baxter office, call 218-828-7000.

About The Edina Realty Foundation

The Edina Realty Foundation is a not-for-profit, private foundation that offers financial support to non-profit organizations providing housing and related services to homeless families throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Supported through donated funds and volunteer time by Edina Realty agents and employees, the Foundation has donated nearly $10 million since its inception in 1996. For more information, visit edinarealty.com.

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