Crye-Leike REALTORS ?Coats For Kids Campaign? On Its Way To Delivering More Than 100 Coats To Children & Families In Need

Crye-Leike REALTORS ?Coats For Kids Campaign? On Its Way To Delivering More Than 100 Coats To Children & Families In Need
Dan Griess, Crye-Leike Ooltewah Managing Broker; Linda Finch, Site Manager Piney Woods Parent Center; Judie Morton, Crye-Leike Agent & Coats For Kids Coordinator; Cynthia Blakemore, Coordinator Homeless Ed. Program and Rob Hatchett, Crye-Leike Regional VP.

OOLTEWAH, TN., – Nearly 100 winter coats have been donated so far as Crye-Leike, REALTORS agent Judie Morton embarks on the 2nd year of a community crusade to deliver warm winter coats to needy school children across Hamilton County.  Judie is a Realtor based out of the company’s Ooltewah, Tennessee branch office.


“Last winter I observed two little boys walking to a bus stop without coats,” said Judie.  “The outside temperature was 23 degrees.  It just broke my heart that any child in our community would not have a coat to wear to school.”


Judie is coordinating her coats campaign effort with the Hamilton County Schools Homeless Education Program and its Director Cynthia Blakemore.  The program identifies children who have no permanent home and are often living temporarily with relatives, friends, in local shelters, abandoned buildings or on the streets.   The program’s motto is: “Assisting Families In Transition.”


“So last year we decided to ask Crye-Leike agents to donate a new or nearly new coat for these kids,” said Judie.  “We had tremendous participation.”


When Judie contacted the school system she was told by an official that out of the 40-thousand Hamilton County children enrolled in school, ten thousand need help with clothing so they can attend school.  So far this year Crye-Leike has delivered more than 80 coats to Hamilton County Schools Homeless Education Program for distribution to children by the school system’s social workers.


“Everyone in the office has been inspired by Judie,” said Dan Griess, Crye-Leike Ooltewah Managing Broker.  “We’ve all reached out to our friends, neighbors and past clients this year to really have an impact and get coats to as many children as possible.”


The Hamilton county School Homeless Education Program is located at 6703 Bonny Oaks Drive in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Coordinator Cynthia Blakemore can be reach by phone at 423-867-6200.


Crye-Leike Agent Judie Morton is an Affiliate Broker in the company’s Ooltewah, Tennessee branch office located at 5913 Main Street in Ooltewah Tennessee.  To learn more about the Coats For Kids Campaign and for all your real estate needs and personal referrals contact Crye-Leike’s Judie Morton at 423-243-6666 and you can email her at


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 more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 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 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.