The Real Estate Group, a local real estate brokerage in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake VA has started a charitable fund to aid the children and families of those lost in the recent tragedy in Afghanistan. They are gathering funds to donate to the Navy SEAL Foundation to benefit these families.
Their mission is to raise $100,000 for the future needs of these families.
Gary Lundholm of the Real Estate Group put together a site to help be a collection for funds to be donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation which will go to aid the families, who often cannot ask for help because they need to protect their identities. It is a close knit community.
Over this past weekend, 22 members of the US Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. It was the worst loss of life that the SEALS have ever experienced. Due to the nature of what they do, their families and identities are sheilded from media exposure. While that is totally understandable, it also makes it difficult for people to do what they are inclined to do: Pay our respects and try to help out.
Many of the children will only hear that their dad was a hero, but will never know the true impact that their dad had on keeping us Free and Safe.
Gary Lundholm and the folks at The Real Estate Group are based in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake VA, right where SEAL Team Six is located. They have many Navy veterans as well as active duty spouses who are agents in his offices. Gary is not the kind of guy to not jump in when it comes to helping others.
So last night he launched SealKids.com – a site to help by raising $100,000 for the children of these fallen warriors. In the few hours it has been up, it is already starting to have people donate to it, It has ignited a little spark of “Pay it Forward” in his community.
I’d like to ask that you visit the site. Whether you give or not is entirely up to you. Charlene & I did.
More importantly, if you could share this with your friends and clients and let them know about the site by either mentioning it on your blogs or via social media or whatever way that you can, I am sure that Gary would appreciate it.