A combined effort from local realtors recently led to a significant donation to two local nonprofits.  Members of the Lee County Association of Realtors (LCAR) raised $22,500 for the Food Bank of East Alabama and Mercy Medical Ministry & Clinic at its annual BASH fundraiser held April 13, 2023. The checks were awarded to the local nonprofits at LCAR’s monthly business meeting on May 25.  “We are so thankful for the services that Mercy Medical and the Food Bank of East Alabama provide to members of our community,” said LCAR President Carrie King. “Both organizations fulfill unmet needs for our neighbors, and it is truly our honor to help them in their mission to serve others in our area.”

The Food Bank of East Alabama, a partner of Feeding Alabama and Feeding America, works to provide nutritious food to food-insecure individuals throughout the region. Efforts include organizing food collections and donations, delivering food, coordinating with partner agencies for distribution via food pantries and more. Service areas include Randolph, Chambers, Lee, Tallapoosa, Macon, Russell and Barbour counties.

Mercy Medical Ministry and Clinic works to provide medical care to the medically underserved in Lee County and the surrounding area. The clinic provides primary care to the uninsured, which also includes women’s health visits. Family medical care, spiritual counseling and prescription assistance are among the ministry’s services as well. 

For more information, please contact Jamie Sergen at 334-321-0606 or email jsergen@leecorealtors.com. For more information about the Lee County Association of Realtors, visit leecorealtors.org. From left to right: Joy Samford, Lee County Association of Realtors community service chair; Emilee Zazueta, Mercy Medical office administrator; Janice Buckingham, Food Bank of East Alabama president; and Carrie King, Lee County Association of Realtors president.