Harry Norman, REALTORS® Sandy Springs Office Provides Dinner for Ronald McDonald House Families

Posted by Marianna Barton — July 7, 2010

1278521098ATLANTA, GA - July 7, 2010 - Recently, the Harry Norman, Realtors® Sandy Springs office prepared and served a home-cooked feast for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald house in Atlanta.

At the Ronald McDonald House, families can enjoy many of the comforts of home, receive nutritious meals provided by volunteers, and obtain emotional support through contact with other families, all while their child is receiving treatment at one of the local children’s hospitals.

No family is turned away and many stay at the house for weeks and sometimes months at a time.

“What a wonderful place for children and their families to escape the hospital atmosphere to a homelike setting with people who care and understand. You leave that house with far more than you ever brought,” said Helen Flynn, a sales associate with the Harry Norman, Realtors® Sandy Springs office.

Agents and staff from the Sandy Springs office put their best cooking skills together to provide a myriad of delicious, homemade dishes including sweet potato soufflé, mac-n-cheese and a succulent turkey with all the trimmings. The Thanksgiving-style dinner theme was chosen to remind us all that we have something to be thankful for year round. In addition to a monetary donation, the Sandy Spring Office of Harry Norman, Realtors has committed to preparing and serving homemade meals each quarter for 2010 and has already begun planning the dinner menu for the next visit.

Photo Caption: Harry Norman, Realtors agents and staff take a moment to pose with Ronald himself while touring the house. From left to right: Barbara Christie, Donald Wilson, Natalie Bain, Carolyn Mellon, Helen Flynn, Margie Kessler

About Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 52 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, www.rmhc.org.

About Harry Norman, Realtors® Founded in 1930, Harry Norman, Realtors is Atlanta’s oldest and largest residential real estate firm with 15 sales offices, various franchise and satellite offices, and more than 1,300 real estate professionals. Harry Norman, Realtors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices is the second-largest full-service independent residential real estate brokerage firm in the U.S. with 20,000 sales associates spanning 19 states. Harry Norman, Realtors is the exclusive Atlanta affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates and achieves additional international exposure through membership in such exclusive real estate networks as Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM the largest network of independent residential real estate firms, with 650 members representing 4,700 offices and 120,000 associates across the U.S. and in more than 20 countries. More information is available at www.harrynorman.com.

About HomeServices of America HomeServices of America, Inc. (www.homeservices.com), based in Minneapolis, Minn., is the second-largest homeownership service provider and the most financially sound real estate company in the United States. Owned by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties and other homeownership services. HomeServices Relocation, LLC is the full-service relocation arm of HomeServices of America which provides every aspect of domestic and international relocation to corporations around the world. HomeServices operates in 20 states under the following residential real estate brand names: Carol Jones REALTORS; CBSHOME Real Estate; Champion Realty Inc.; Edina Realty; EWM REALTORS; Harry Norman, REALTORS; HOME Real Estate; Huff Realty; Iowa Realty; Koenig & Strey Real Living; Long Companies; Prudential California Realty; Prudential Carolinas Realty; Prudential First Realty; Prudential York Simpson Underwood; RealtySouth; Rector-Hayden REALTORS; Reece & Nichols; Roberts Brothers Inc.; Semonin REALTORS and Woods Bros. Realty. Information about HomeServices and the locations of its subsidiary companies is available at www.homeservices.com.

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