(New Orleans, LA/June 7, 2013) Fourteen days after announcing the start of a drive to collect donations, Latter & Blum Inc. recently announced it has collected more than $24,000 in donations for the American Red Cross. The donations were made by the Agents and Staff of Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS, CJ Brown REALTORS, Noles Frye Realty, Van Eaton & Romero REALTORS, Essential Mortgage, Latter & Blum Insurance and Platinum Title and were matched by Latter & Blum Inc. and will directly benefit victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Today Latter & Blum Inc. with the help of Chairman & CEO, Bob Merrick and President, Rick Haase presented a check for $24,241 to Southeast Louisiana American Red Cross CEO, Kay Wilkins.
"We are proud and very pleased that our Agents & Staff have contributed these funds for the relief efforts in Oklahoma," said Bob Merrick "In light of last week's second wave of deadly storms in Oklahoma, it is clear this help is still desperately needed. By partnering with the American Red Cross on these donations, we know the money will be used for relief efforts in affected communities."
“The Oklahoma City area weather events and the resulting loss of life and property hit way too close to home for all of us in Louisiana & Mississippi.” said Rick Haase “We have experienced the tragedy and been on the receiving end of the generosity of people throughout our nation in the past and it is only right that we help others in their time of need.”
"When disasters like tornados hit communities, it strikes at the very heart of the people who live there.” said Kay Wilkins “American Red Cross is so appreciative of corporate donors like Latter and Blum who stand ready to help. Each gift from the leadership, the Agents and the Staff of Latter and Blum Inc. will be used to help these communities rebuild and recover. Your outpouring of support and generosity is phenomenal ...and on behalf of the families whose lives will be touched, I thank you!"
About Latter & Blum Inc.
Latter & Blum, Inc., the largest full-service real estate brokerage in the Gulf South, operates Latter & Blum, Inc./REALTORS, C.J. Brown REALTORS Inc., Van Eaton & Romero REALTORS, Noles-Frye Realty, (all four ERA Powered), NAI Latter & Blum Commercial Real Estate, Latter & Blum Property Management, Latter & Blum Insurance Services, Platinum Title and Essential Mortgage Corp. and has five Franchise Offices in LA & MS. Established in 1916, the company has grown to include operations in Greater New Orleans, Greater Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria and Southern and Southwest Mississippi and handles all phases of residential, commercial, leasing, property management, appraisals, insurance, mortgage and title services.