CLEVELAND, TN., – Crye-Leike, Realtors Associates in the company’s Cleveland Tennessee branch office are pitching-in with contributions to Christmas Holiday Boxes for U.S. troops serving in Iraq.


“It is with a tremendous amount of gratitude and compassion that our associates have joined in this effort,” said Crye-Leike, Realtors Cleveland Branch Affiliate Broker Jane Wooten.  “It was an honor for me to head up our participation and offer the Troops boxes full of the items they requested.”


In participation with Steve Williams Construction Company, Crye-Leike Associates gathered up specific items on the soldier wish list. The items were delivered to Williams Construction in weekly trips during the month of November.


“We plan to join with Williams Construction again in June when they will be collecting items for delivery to the troops for the 4th of July,” said Wooten.  “In addition to the items contributed, our Associates also donated $175.00 in cash to help cover shipping and any other costs associated with getting the items overseas.”


A total of 1,384 individual boxes in addition to 18 larger boxes were sent to Chaplains for additional distribution during the collection period. Associate at the Cleveland Crye-Leike office say they’re proud to have been involved in bringing a bit of holiday cheer to those members of the armed forces serving their country in pursuit of freedom in a distant land.


Crye-Leike, Realtor Associates are also sending personalized weekly cards and Christmas Cards to the U.S. troops abroad and those wounded soldiers being cared for at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, Realtors in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of over 4,000 sales associates and 137 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2006, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $6.1 billion with 35,498 closed transaction sides.