Wilson County Crye-Leike Realtors Give The Gift Of Life

Wilson County Crye-Leike Realtors Give The Gift Of Life
Crye-Leike?s Lebanon Agents and Red Cross Staff came together for a spring blood drive encouraging the community to donate. From Left to Right: Larry Hubbard, Kenyana Starks, Lisa Frye, Erroll Groves, Adeline Bush, Terry Rymar, Tracy Bowman, Nancy Oberti, Ben Benjamin, Carolyn Lewis, Ron Zielinski

MT. JULIET, TN., – Giving back to the community they serve has always been a priority for the sales associates in Crye-Leike, REALTORS Mt. Juliet and Lebanon branch offices.


Both of the offices recently held a blood drive for the American Red Cross.


On Wednesday, March 3, Crye-Leike’s Lebanon agents invited a blood mobile to their office encouraging the public to join them in giving the gift of life.


“With all of the tragic events in the world currently, God just laid it on my heart to have a Blood Drive,” said Tracy Bowman, Crye-Leike Lebanon Realtor and Blood Drive Coordinator. “I felt this was something that we could do to really help the community and possibly save some lives.”


Crye-Leike’s Lebanon Blood Drive brought in 16 donors and collected 16 pints of blood with a chance to save as many as 48 lives.


“The Red Cross folks were great to work with from start to finish, and we hope to host another blood drive in the future,” said Bowman.


Only one day later on Thursday, March 4, Crye-Leike’s Mt. Juliet agents held their annual spring blood drive.


Each fall and spring the Realtors invite the American Red Cross Blood Mobile to park outside of their sales office with hopes of increasing the number of donors they had at the previous blood drive.


“Our office staff and agents work very hard to make it easy for the community to give blood by hosting a drive twice a year,” said Betty Robinson, Crye-Leike Mt. Juliet Realtor and Blood Drive Coordinator. “I am always amazed when I come into the office the day after a blood drive and the agents and staff ask me ?how many donors did we get.’ That makes me know our office really cares!!”


Crye-Leike Mt. Juliet’s Spring 2010 blood drive brought in 27 pints of blood with each pint able to save as many as three lives and help the American Red Cross maintain a ready blood supply for emergencies.


“We had a terrific blood drive and a fantastic day for it,” said Robinson. “The days prior to the blood drive were cold and gloomy days but the day of the drive the sun came out and the temperature climbed to 50 degrees bringing lots of folks out to give blood!”


As a way of thanking all the donors, the Realtors and office staff always pool their monies, time and talent together to provide a nice lunch for everyone who donates blood – and this spring’s blood drive was no exception.


“We make it easy for the public to stop in and donate during a busy day by rewarding them with a fresh and hot meal for lunch,” said Robinson. “This time we served up our favorite comfort foods including beef stew, cabbage stew, white chili, chicken and dumplings, cornbread cakes, and several dessert cakes.”


Crye-Leike’s Mt. Juliet Realtors are already looking forward to their next blood drive they plan to host in the fall of 2010.


“I was thrilled to have 27 pints of blood donated to start the year off with,” said Robinson. “If we get 43 in the fall we will have a record 70 pints donated for this year. That would be the most we have ever had – and that’s our goal!”


Crye-Leike Realtors in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet extend a special thanks to everyone who stopped by the offices to donate blood.



About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,600 licensed sales associates based out of 130 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential and commercial sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services.  In 2009, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $3.9 billion with 24,983 homes sold.