This week’s Blog from the Treasure Realty Treasure Coast is from guest blogger Scott Wheeler of SFI Insurance Group about the value of giving back, doing good, and their upcoming annual Community Tent Event that provides fun while raising funds for worthy local causes.
“A Community Tent Event on the Topsail Island Treasure Coast”
Michelle and I have always been involved in numerous organizations and activities to help our local folks around Topsail Island. We do the same with our company and the team that works with us because we believe in the idea of leaving a place better than you found it.
To help do our part as a business, for the past few years (except 2018 when Hurricane Florence came through) we have hosted a community tent party fundraiser at our Surf City location raising over $25,000 for Cancer related charities from this single annual event. In 2017, we raised over $10,000 and donated the proceeds to the Cape Fear Chapter of Pink Heals.
This event is near and dear to our hearts. This year’s event is our tenth one taking place on October 11th and it’s open to the community. It will be a scholarship fundraiser for children of families affected by cancer in the local area. This is a new venture and our first scholarship will be awarded for the August 2020 semester.
Michelle and I have always tried to live up to that philosophy of leaving a place better than we found it. For instance, during a vacation to Belize, we ran into a school that needed some repairs. So we teamed up with the owner of the hotel we were staying in and together we worked to making the completion of a new school building a reality. The next year when we returned, we saw a completed school building with 5 new classrooms and stocked them with school supplies for that year.
It is amazing what can happen when you care, get involved, and share your time, talent, or treasure.
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