The wind was a challenge and rides were in doubt when Chris Mooney, Balloon Pilot arrived on Cambridge Common. About an hour later he decided to give it a try and with some concern we launched the balloon. We had an hour before sunset and managed to raise over $300 for CHAF – Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund.
Come join the festivities in Harvard Square on Sunday May 5th. This will be RE/MAX Destiny’s sixth year as sponsors of the event. This year we are handing out red, white and blue beads and stuffed animals to those who stop by our booth next to Curious George at the corner of JFK ad Brattle Streets. from there we will be heading to the Common to set up for hot air balloon rides at 4:30. The set up is fun to watch. Your welcome to participate if you would like to join us.
The rides will be from 5:00 to 7:00, weather permitting, on the Cambridge Common across from the Sheraton Hotel on Garden Street. The winds tend to be the biggest concern at this time of the year. We will be requesting donations for rides with proceeds going to Our Place Center for Homeless Children and CHAF, The Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund.
The rides are first come first served with a line forming during set up at 4:30. So get there early to get an opportunity to ride the seven story RE/MAX balloon. Hope to see you there.
We are pleased to announce that Edana Spicker is now affiliated with our soon-to-open RE/MAX Destiny office in Jamaica Plain’s Hyde Square. Edana is a licensed Realtor who has specialized in helping people buy and sell homes in Jamaica Plain and nearby communities for over ten years.
She chose to be one of the first agents to affiliate with the new branch of RE/MAX Destiny in Jamaica Plain for several reasons. According to her, “I am attracted to the collaborative and supportive culture and the powerful, yet accessible marketing tools which will help me to handle my client’s needs even more effectively. Plus, I am excited at the practical matter of being able to serve customer’s from the brand new, conveniently located office in the vital Hyde Square neighborhood. Edana can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 617-821-1102.
“HOO-RAY! This week has been so hectic–I am still absorbing the reality. You have been so wonderful though–we really can’t thank you enough. We will certainly refer anyone who’s at any stage of the home-buying process to you!!
Thank you soo so sooooooo much for all of your above and beyond help getting me this beautiful home and studio. You are a friend for life.
We have worked with Edana over the years buying and selling several properties. Edana is a very diligent, responsive and organized real estate professional. I especially appreciate her meticulous eye for details – especially handy with all the contracts and paper work. I have been more than happy to refer Edana to several of my friends over the years.
Several of the RE/MAX Destiny agents were treated to a great tour of the NorthPoint complex in East Cambridge. Amy Clements & Clare McDermott were wonderful hosts, in addition to our tour they shared the larger plans for the complex still yet to come. A big Thank You to Amy and Clare for their time and to Terrie Hayden for arranging the broker tour.
We are so proud to work with agents that give back to the community in such a positive way. GREAT JOB Tamela and Juan and the Pie it Forward Team for working with the Pie in the Sky fundraiser at Community Servings. They were the #1 pie selling team and raised over $32,000 to help those in need.
TEAM PIE IT FORWARD SOLD OVER 1,100 THANKSGIVING PIES
FOR COMMUNITY SERVINGS
Cambridge, MA (Jan. 15, 2013) – Eleven volunteers of Team Pie It Forward sold 1,191 pies and raised $32,451 for the 20th Annual “Pie In The Sky” Thanksgiving bake sale which benefits clients of Community Servings. Team Pie It Forward raised an additional $2,400 for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to help those still struggling to survive the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Team Pie It Forward includes members Mike Bavuso, President, Big Foot Moving & Storage, Inc.; Brian Jurgens, Sr. VP, W.T. Kenney Company, Inc.; Karen Coleman, VP, Advance Restaurant Finance; Patrick F. Dwyer & Assoc. LLC; Kathleen Wentworth, Sr. Loan Originator, Leader Bank; Joseph Aceto; Juan Murray, Realtor®, RE/MAX Destiny; Mary Dean McKee, Gordon Brothers Group; Rich McKee, Big Foot Moving & Storage, Inc.; Gabriella Innella, SurfaceWorks, Inc. and Tamela Roche, Realtor®, RE/MAX Destiny, Team Captain.
The 20th Annual “Pie In The Sky” Thanksgiving Pie bake sale was a huge success with over 16,000 pies sold and more than $565,000 raised for Community Servings. Hundreds of volunteers sell and deliver Thanksgiving pies baked by Boston’s finest chefs who donate their time, culinary expertise and ingredients.
“The exceptional fundraising success achieved by Community Servings is a testament to leadership steadfast in their mission; from farm to table at every level of the organization possible.” said Team Captain, Tamela Roche. “Very few non-profits can return 93 cents of every dollar raised in a fundraising event. Even fewer foster the kind of loyalty and enthusiasm for volunteering the way Community Servings has for twenty years.”
Team Pie It Forward helped box thousands of pies and delivered over 500 to several local companies including Ariad Pharmaceutical, William Gallagher and Associates, Cambridge Offset Printing, Patriot Financial Group, The Appraiser’s Group, Sirois Electric, Inc. and RE/MAX Destiny thanks to Mike Bavuso, President of Big Foot Moving & Storage, Inc. who generously donated crew and moving trucks. Mike Bavuso is once again named “King of Pie” for the team, selling 395 pies and raising over $10,000!
Community Servings is a free, home-delivery meals program for the acutely ill, their families and their caregivers throughout Massachusetts who are battling 35 types of critical illnesses including HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Lupus, Diabetes and MS. Since 1990, Community Servings’ founding goals are to help clients maintain their health and dignity, to provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, to preserve the integrity of their family and send the message that someone cares. For information about Team Pie It Forward contact Tamela Roche, Team Captain, at 617.245.4072 or visit www.pieitforward.com. For more information about Community Servings visit www.servings.org or www.pieinthesky.org.