Crye-Leike in Cordova to Hold Car Wash to Benefit MIFA & Storm Victims

Memphis, Tenn. –  Realtors from Crye-Leike’s Cordova branch office are donating their time and sweat labor for an upcoming benefit car wash to raise cash donations for the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) in support of the working poor devastated by the recent Memphis storm that has paralyzed the city for the past two weeks. The car wash fund-raiser is slated for Sat., August 16, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The most immediate needs of our community, which has resulted from the storm, is providing financial assistance to the hourly employees who have had their jobs suspended because there has been no power to operate a business, or they couldn’t report to work due to the storm damage,” said Bert Kelly, director of public relations for MIFA. “Cash donations to MIFA will help these individuals, who live from paycheck to paycheck, pay their bills, such as rent payments.”

The car wash will be held in the parking lot of Crye-Leike’s Cordova branch, located at 894 Germantown Parkway, in Cordova. Chairing the event is Jeanie Costa and Leslie Hillard, along with Crye-Leike committee members: Trey Hogue, Mitch Goldberg, Carol Ann Burns, David Ralph and Irv White.

“Our real estate office started out with the free car wash idea as a way to show the community our appreciation for their support and for our belief that Cordova is a great place to live,” says Costa. “When the storm happened, we changed our focus to have the free car wash but with donations being accepted to support MIFA because MIFA knows how to put the monies we collect to the best use for the storm victims.”

For details on the car wash, call Crye-Leike, Realtors in Cordova at 901/756-8100.

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) serves approximately 60,000 people each year and consists of 20 social service programs. Its mission is to empower homeless families, unlock the potential of our youth, sustain the independence of frail elderly, extend a hand of hope to the working poor and develop strong support communities. For more information, visit their Web site at

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 26 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee.