Clarksville Association of Realtors®
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Association of Realtors® Young Professionals Network (CAR YPN) on October 4th, 2018 presented a check for over $65,000 to Urban Ministries’ SafeHouse, and raised over $42,000 for their Mike Groves Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The CAR YPN raised these funds through its hugely successful Handbags for Hope fundraiser which was held on August 4th.
“The generosity of our Realtors and affiliates has allowed the Clarksville Association of Realtors® Young Professionals Network to provide very needed funds to help those affected by domestic abuse seeking shelter,” said Kayla Pierson, 2018 CAR YPN Committee Chair.
“Safehouse is deeply grateful for the generosity shown by our local Realtors,”said CC Carmack-Wheeler, Program Director for Urban Ministries Safe Place Family Transitional Center.
“This money will help countless survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse be safe from harm, and to rebuild their lives with dignity. These Realtors have not just given money, they have given hope to people looking for a light in the darkness,” said Carmack-Wheeler.
Urban Ministry’s SafeHouse for Women is fully staffed 24 hours a day to provide safety, peace, and comfort to local women and children who have been the victims of domestic abuse. More information can be found on their website, www.clarksvilleurbanministries.com
“Thanks to this event, we also have $42,000 available from Mike Groves Memorial Scholarship Fund to award to local high school seniors in May 2019,” said Pierson. “Applications are available online at clarksvilleaor.com/ypn-scholarship until March 1st, and the recipients will be awarded in May during their Senior Awards Night,” said Pierson.
This scholarship was established in honor of the late Mike Groves. Groves was a member of the Clarksville Association of REALTORS® from 1991 until his passing in 2015. In his 24 years with CAR, Mike served in dozens of leadership roles, including being CAR’s primary REALTOR® Code of Ethics instructor. He was named REALTOR® of the Year in 2001, and was elected to serve as President in 2000 and 2015. Mike Groves also championed the formation of the CAR YPN.
“Mike Groves was a valuable member of the community, and will forever be remembered for the lasting impact he left,” said Emily Bryant, one of the scholarship recipients. “I am honored to carry on his legacy of by earning this scholarship, said Bryant.
The CAR YPN is pleased to announce that the next Handbags for Hope is scheduled for Saturday August 3rd, 2019 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.
The Clarksville Association of Realtors® Young Professionals Network exists to help young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them tools and encouragement in the association, the industry, the community and with peers.
About the Clarksville Association of Realtors®
The Clarksville Association of Realtors® has over 1,003 active REALTOR® members and 77 Affiliate Partners that work together to improve the public awareness of the value of Realtors to the community and to the benefits of their services. The Clarksville Association of Realtors® also serves to promote the success and future developments of its members in association with the Tennessee and National Associations of Realtors®.