Long Realty Cares Foundation Ticket to Care Raffle Raises $16,000 for Local Charities

Tucson, AZ, December 15, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Long Realty Cares Foundation collected $16,000 during their third-annual “Ticket To Care” Raffle. All proceeds from the raffle directly benefit the work of the Foundation, which provides meaningful financial support to organizations throughout Southern Arizona.

The raffle, which kicked off on September 24, consisted of 10 prize packages that included golf and vacation stays, salon and spa treatments, various dining certificates to local restaurants, and more. All prizes were donated to the raffle and included everything from vacation stays and golf getaways, to dining certificates and monetary gift cards.

The prizes were awarded November 3 during a special event at Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant that featured live entertainment provided by Chavez, Hallowell & Long, with special guest John Turi. Cushing Street also donated a portion of sales from the event’s signature drink, a prickly pear margarita aptly dubbed the “Longarita.”

“We are so excited to have reached our goal of raising $16,000 from the Ticket To Care Raffle,” said Long Realty Cares Foundation President of the Board Susan Barry. “This event was only possible through the support of our wonderful Long Realty agents and employees, and the generous prize donations from local businesses. The finale event was extra special, and we’d like to thank Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant for donating the venue and becoming a pivotal piece in planning the big evening.”

“It was such a great pleasure chairing this event,” added Raffle Committee Chairwoman Pam ‘PJ’ Jacquemain. “Having the support of our top-of-the-line Raffle Committee members made the entire fundraiser and finale a huge success.”

Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has raised over $1.7 million dollars for over 170 different local non-profit charitable organizations.

For more information about the Ticket to Care Raffle, or to learn how you can contribute to the Long Realty Cares Foundation, visit www.LongRealtyCares.com, or contact Foundation Administrator Michelle Salvagio at (520) 918.3757.

About Long Realty Cares Foundation
Long Realty Cares Foundation was established in 2002 to provide a venue for Long Realty sales associates and employees to collectively enhance the quality of life in Arizona. As the Foundation evolves, it is distinguishing itself by building a legacy of philanthropy. To date, more than 1.7 million dollars in support have been donated to nearly 170 different non-profit organizations in the communities in which we live and work. Foundation monies come from the many Long Realty sales associates who voluntarily donate a portion of their commission from each real estate transaction and from Long Companies employees who personally contribute to the Foundation. Many Long Realty sales associates and employees go even further in their efforts to effect positive change; they make a commitment to serve local charitable organizations in a volunteer capacity. For more information, visit www.LongRealtyCares.com.

About Long Companies
Long Companies is comprised of Long Realty Company, Long Mortgage Company, Long Title Agency and Long Insurance Group – all working together to create a full range of real estate services and products. Based in Tucson, Long Realty Company is the leading real estate brokerage company operating in southern Arizona. It offers an unparalleled level of award‐winning residential and commercial real estate services through a network of more than 1,400 licensed real estate associates in more than 39 offices, including 23 affiliate realty and property management companies that are independently owned and operated throughout Arizona and into Mexico. Long Realty Company, a part of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has been helping generations of Arizonans achieve their dreams of homeownership since 1926. For more information, visit www.LongRealty.com. The latest releases and announcements for Long Companies can be found in the Long Realty Newsroom, available at www.LongRealtyNewsroom.com.

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