BLISS HELPS SALVATION ARMY RING IN A GOOD CHRISTMAS FOR PEOPLE IN NEED
Every December, Realtors around the Valley sign up to help Salvation Army ring bells and help collect donations. Bliss agents showed their support every Wednesday.
l. to r.) Mara Benson (Bliss), Sherri Friend (Oakwood), Valliere Jones (Bliss), Lisa Fischer (Bliss), Linda Pace (Bliss) and the team of Bridget Valenciano at Summit Funding
BLISS KICKS OFF HOLIDAYS BY SERVING PIE TO SENIORS
Forty-five members of Oakwood Creative Care in Mesa started off the holidays with a sweet treat when Bliss Realty and Investments and Summit Funding stopped by to serve pie and apple cider last week.
Although Bliss has supported Oakwood for years—George Bliss serves on the board of directors, Mara Benson is an Oakwood Angel and the entire team helps raise funds and awareness throughout the year—it was the first time the team has visited the organization’s Red Mountain club to volunteer.
“Summit Funding was looking for a service project and reached out to our brokerage; it was our first event serving together, and was a huge success,” says Mara, Bliss’ co-owner and director of the residential division. “Putting smiles on everyone’s faces was so rewarding, and we’re already excited to do it again next year.”
An adult day care provider, Oakwood offers a variety of programs and therapies focused on treating the mind, body and spirit. Members spending the day there had their choice of apple, pecan and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.Bliss’ holiday service isn’t finished—the team is volunteering at Heggs Auto’s Third Annual Hellcats and Angels charity golf tournament to raise money to help Oakwood continue to provide research-based, cutting edge, person-directed care that allows its members to remain at home with their families while remaining engaged with purpose and meaning.