Lyn Waller said that representatives in the Kentucky Association of Realtors make presentations each year to donate to charities. A representative form KAR then makes a recommendation to the National Association of Realtors. The decision to give money to Helping Hands was reached at the June KAR meeting. Waller said they had given money to national organizations like habitat for Humanity in the past, but that he wanted to recognize Helping Hands because of all the work they do locally helping feed families, helping pay for electricity during rough months, among other services.
“She will see that the money is put to good use,” Waller said.
Re/Max has been more than a source cash of lately, Ariagno said. In the month since the Barkley Manor apartments burned down, she has been trying to find housing for the eight families who lost their homes. The seventh family was relocated last weekend, and Ariagno said that Re/Max helped her find two of those seven homes. She said it was very hard to find affordable rental property and that Trigg County is badly in need of a homeless shelter to accommodate people in case of emergencies like the fire.