Check Out These #GoodDeeds
ALTA members across the country are stepping up and helping deliver for people and organizations in their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Take for instance, Ruth Redman MTP of Black Creek Abstract and Title in Shelbyville, Mo. She’s been making masks for her community. She’s made more than 20 masks for family and a group called Masks for MC. The group has distributed 1,000s mask to people in Redman’s small town.
“A couple of the members are in charge of the group and we drop off masks in a collection box at one member’s home,” she said. “Another member hand delivers the masks to whoever requests one.”
Redman’s church wants to distribute 50,000 masks. “It is slow going for me as I am still working full time, but I try to work a little each night on them” she added.
Meanwhile, Rebecca Hale of Hale & Hale law firm in Hilton Head Island, S.C., purchased and donated six kindles to a local elementary to allow students without access to a computer to do their assignments from home.
In Orange Beach Ala., Orange Beach Title participated in a project created by a native of the community to support local businesses during the pandemic of COVID-19. Through the Orange Beach, Alabama Photo Project, the title company donated to its "family's" favorite restaurant, Niki's Seafood & Thai.
“We could think of no better deserving local business,” said Mark Taupeka, owner of Orange Beach Title in Alabama. “We would miss me them dearly if they closed, so we wanted to help ensure they stay open.”
Orange Beach Title also made a financial contribution to the owner of three local franchised locations of Chicken Salad Chick to provide free meals to healthcare workers in the Mobile and Baldwin county region.
“We hope and pray everyone stays safe and our local businesses survive through this and thrive when federal, state and local authorities permit,” Taupeka said.
In Athens, Ga., Fee Favor founder Jeff Edrington is helping feed the homeless. The company was sending a note and Subway gift cards to title companies across the country asking them to distribute to people in need. Edrington soon did the same thing in his area with help from his staff.
“Athens has a very large homeless population and since the city is basically shut down the homeless have virtually no one to ask for help,” said Edrington, who attended his first ALTA ONE last year in Austin became ecstatic about how well ALTA represents our industry and provides the most up to date training for our industry. “I recently walked downtown and there were as many homeless people on the streets as there were people walking around.”
Share Your #GoodDeeds
Community is not based on our ability to physically see and touch each other, but rather the connection and care we show for each other—especially in times of need. ALTA would like to hear how you are continuing to serve your customers and communities during this uncertain and unprecedented time. We know how involved you are in your local market even when there’s not a pandemic, so we know you are actively involved in helping those that might need it most. We would like to highlight all the great volunteerism that is happening across our industry and the creative ways you’ve modified processes to get deals closed.
Here are three ways you can share your story with us:
Email your story at email@example.com.
Post your story in the comments section on our blog.
Share your story on Facebook or Instagram, use #GoodDeeds and tag ALTA.