Joliet-area REALTORS® show holiday spirit by volunteering and giving blood

(l to r) Ann Schuler, Emily Tracy, Matt Persicketti, David McClintock and Ken Pytlewski helped distribute food at the MorningStar Mission in Joliet last week.

On Nov. 21, several members of the Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® (TRAR) helped with holiday food distribution at the Morningstar Mission in Joliet.

The mission provides shelter, clothing and food for needy men, women, children and entire families in Joliet and Will County. Through its holiday food baskets program the nonprofit organization distributed food baskets at Thanksgiving and will do the same for Christmas. Its “Stars of Hope” program provides families with Christmas gifts.

During the morning of the food distribution at MorningStar Mission, 16 members of Three Rivers participated in a blood drive at the association office, 303 Springfield Dr., Joliet. The event was conducted by the Heartland Blood Center.

David McClintock is CEO for Three Rivers. The officers include: Ken Pytlewski, President; Judy Panozzo, President-elect; Joyce Zelazik, Secretary-treasurer; and Matt Persicketti, Immediate Past President. Members of the TRAR Board of Directors include: Ryan Behrens, Tim Bradley, Steve Engel, Jane Hopkins, Gibby Kirby, Eddie Ruettiger, Ann Schuler, Beth Stopka-Rios and Emily Tracy.

The Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade association representing the interests of property owners and licensed real estate agents in Will and Grundy counties and surrounding areas. It is part of the Illinois REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.

(This blog post is the first in a series of blog posts about charitable community work performed by local Illinois REALTORS® during the final weeks of the year.)

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