Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) announced today that the organization raised $10,000 for the Wicomico and Worcester County chapters of Habitat for Humanity.

2016-17 CAR President Don Bailey chose Habitat for Humanity as the charity the association would support throughout his presidency.

“Habitat’s mission of helping local families realize the dream of homeownership is very much in line with what real estate professionals do every day,” Bailey said. “I’m so proud of our membership for helping us reach $10,000. This is a significant donation that will do a lot of good in our communities.”

Over the past year, CAR has undertaken numerous fundraising projects to benefit Habitat for Humanity. In October 2016, CAR sponsored the Worcester chapter’s Masquerade at St. Martin’s event. Early this year, Bailey signed up as a celebrity builder for the annual Chefs for Habitat event held by the Wicomico chapter. He raised over $2,000 for the event through a brick decorating contest, online campaign, and sale of paper hard hats in the CAR office. In April, CAR held a cornhole tournament and Business Card Exchange at Hooter’s in West Ocean City. All proceeds, including the 50/50 raffle held at the event, benefitted Habitat. CAR held another cornhole contest at its Technology Fair in April. Additionally, CAR conducted a nail guessing contest and a chance drawing for a free weekend stay in an Ocean City condominium. The association also donated all of its sponsorship money from its annual awards ceremony to Habitat. All funds raised and donated were split evenly between the Wicomico and Worcester chapters of Habitat.

Habitat for Humanity partners with people to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. The organization envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

To contact the Wicomico County chapter, visit or call 410-546-1551. To contact the Worcester County chapter, visit or call 410-208-4440.

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More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®

Coastal Association of REALTORS® is the leading local advocacy group in the real estate industry on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Coastal REALTORS® works in partnership with its members to promote home ownership and preserve, protect, and advocate private property rights. The organization supports 1,000 REALTORS® who serve Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.

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