VERO BEACH, FL/NOVEMBER 2019 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) staff and agents recently participated in the annual soup bowl to raise funds for the Samaritan Center for Homeless Families of IRC. This is the seventh year that the company has participated in the event.
Participants were able to choose
from a variety of eleven different soups, all made and donated by the staff and
agents. Soups included Black Bean
& Ham Soup, Moroccan Beef Stew, Hamburger Soup, Corn Chowder,
Curried Butternut Squash, Chicken Vegetable Soup, Chicken and Dumplings Soup, Minestrone
Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Avgolemono Chicken Soup with Rice and Cajun Bean
& Ham Soup. The
event raised over $500 for the Center.
According to the Center’s Facebook page, the Samaritan
Center for Homeless Families of IRC is a long-term transitional residential
facility for homeless families in Indian River County with a structured step-based
program with onsite 24-hours a day case managers that help pregnant women and
homeless families develop the life skills needed for successful reintegration
into mainstream society. This is the 27th
year that the Samaritan Soup Bowl has been held in Indian River County. More than forty businesses and organizations
hosted the event at their individual locations.
is just one of many ways that DSRE gives back to the communities they
serve. With the company leadership
cultivating the culture of giving, those within the company at all levels also
consider themselves “community servants”.
Hundreds of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars are donated on
behalf of a multitude of non-profit and charitable organizations in the
community and around the world. Staff
and sales agents volunteer on boards and at events, selling everything from
soup to fish tacos, hosting parties, dancing in the local “dancing with Vero’s
Stars” and traveling abroad to provide medical treatment for impoverished
nations. The company also hosts the
Annual Vero Beach Easter Parade and Photos with Santa.
2014, DSRE has donated space to charities in its stand-alone real estate
broadsheet in the Press Journal. The charities take advantage of this donation
to market their events and fundraising purposes. Organizations like The Boys & Girls Club,
Environmental Learning Center, Riverside Theater, Indian River Community
Foundation, Hibiscus Children’s Center, Harvest Food & Outreach Center, Children’s
Home Society, VNA, Indian River Medical Center, Indian River Firefighters’ Fair,
the Humane Society and others have all taken advantage of the generous
donation. The marketing piece gives the
organizations a marketing opportunity they would never be able to afford
otherwise. The company donates over $250,000 a year in advertising space alone.
more information about Dale Sorensen Real Estate, visit their website at www.SorensenRealEstate.com; visit them on
Facebook or call them at 772.231.4712.
INDIALANTIC, FL/OCTOBER 2019 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate is pleased to announce that Realtor® Travis Steward and his clients were featured on Season 6, Episode 7 of HGTV Beach Hunters. The episode, titled A Place to Call Home in Cape Canaveral, FL aired on Sunday, October 20 at 8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM CST and Monday, October 21 at 3:00 AM EST/2:00 AM CST.
My team and I were very excited to have been chosen for this
very popular show,” Steward said. “It
was a lot of fun for us and for the clients.
Working with the producer and crew of Beach Hunters was an amazing experience. They were extremely professional and easy to
work with. We’re happy to have been able
to be a part of this.”
Age 22, Steward is believed to be one of
the youngest agents to be featured on the series. Growing up on Long
Island, Steward was introduced to a diverse real estate market located steps
from New York City. His passion for Real Estate began at a young age, earning
his real estate license at age 19 during his sophomore year of college. He
attended St. John The Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, NY and currently
is a Senior at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL pursuing a
degree in Political Science. Prior to Real Estate he was a (4) year intern at a
leading Fortune 500 Company, an internship he began just two weeks after
high school. As a student, intern and real estate associate Steward managed to
successfully close $5.3M in sales in his first 20 months as a Licensed
Realtor. Now, Steward is a world-class concierge Realtor serving clients in New
York, London, and Florida.
In his spare time, Steward enjoys
giving back to his community. He is a member of the Belmont Lake Civic
Association in Babylon, NY where he currently serves as chairman of the
Beautification Committee, an active volunteer for the Town of Babylon Beautification
Program where he served as an intern in high school and recently was awarded
the programs first annual Distinguished Service Award. He also enjoys
traveling, golfing and spending time with family and friends.
(Vero Beach, FL) September 16 – The 27th Annual Samaritan Center Soup Bowl will be held county wide on Thursday, November 7, 2019. More than 70 local restaurants supply the soup which will be served at the local places of worship and each business location provides their own soup. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and dinner locations will serve from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Center provides transitional housing for homeless families with dependent
children in Indian River County. Samaritan Center is a core program of Catholic
Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach and a funded partner of the United Way.
This event raises awareness and funds for the homeless families served by
Bowl has turned into county ritual,” said Renee Bireley, Program Administrator.
“Soup Bowl originated more than 26 years ago when the Samaritan Center Advisory
Board brainstormed ideas on a community fundraiser that would bring awareness
to the homeless population and would be affordable enough for everyone to
attend. From that meeting, Soup Bowl was born. The fundraiser asks for a
minimum donation of $5 for a bowl of soup and $15 for a soup-to-go; however,
the idea is to donate what you would have spent on that meal had you gone out
to eat instead.”
Workshops started at the Vero Beach Museum of Art in mid-August where more than
1,000 wheel thrown bowls are created on and off campus by volunteer potters.
The bowls will be available at all the public locations for a minimum donation
of $15 on November 7. Hand- crafted soup
tureens, made by master ceramicists are raffled for chances that cost $1. The
tureens will be on display at the Vero Beach Museum of Art from Thursday,
October 25 through Thursday, November 7.
“Our center was built by a community coming together in 1990 to
donate funds to build our facility. Now, the whole community continues to come
together each year to support us with Soup Bowl. It is quite impressive.” commented
Renee. “We have more than 40 local artists and volunteers helping during the
Soup Bowl Workshop, hundreds more who volunteer at approximately 42 serving
sites, more than 70 chefs who prepare hundreds of gallons of soup, plus our
staff and Advisory Board members who organize it all behind the scenes.”
more about Samaritan Center or get more information about Soup Bowl, please
call 772-770-3039 or visit www.catholiccharitiesdpb.org.
Samaritan Center is a transitional
residential facility for homeless families in Indian River County with a
structured step-based program and onsite 24-hours-a-day case managers that help
pregnant women and homeless families develop the life skills needed for
successful reintegration into mainstream society. Admission is open to families
of all faiths. Visit www.catholiccharitiesdpb.org/samaritan-centertransitional-housing
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach provides 15 social services and ministries at eight locations throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach. Established in 1984, Catholic Charities responds to the needs of the poor and most vulnerable by providing quality programs that serve children, families, and homeless. Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all of its stages. In living our faith, we create hope for people in need, without regard to religion. Through our programs and ministries, we empower individuals, deliver social services and collaborate with others in building just and compassionate communities. Visit www.catholiccharitiesdpb.org
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach Diocese of Palm Beach 9995 North Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Media Contacts: Janelle Hoffman Catholic Charities of DPB 561-630-2695