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Local nonprofit receives SunTrust grant to help promote homeownership

Family Services, Inc. (FSI) was among one of the 15 nonprofit housing agencies nationwide to receive generous grants from SunTrust Mortgage, the home loan subsidiary of SunTrust Banks, Inc., (NYSE: STI). The Charleston-based nonprofit received $100,000 for its first time homebuyer program and was one of eight NeighborWorks organizations to receive a SunTrust grant.

The grant ensures that FSI and the other housing agencies can continue to provide individuals and families with professional financial and housing counseling services that enable them to reach financial stability. Every year, FSI helps thousands of people gain control over their financial future. They offer programs that assist people with financial coaching, credit improvement, debt management, student debt solutions, bankruptcy counseling, and homebuyer education. 

“SunTrust’s generosity will assist us in helping 100 additional community members achieve their dream of homeownership in 2016,” Debbie Kidd, FSI’s Homeownership Resource Center director, said.

According to NeighborWorks America President and CEO Paul Weech, “Nearly 90 percent of people in a recent NeighborWorks survey said homeownership is a key part of the American Dream. The programmatic investments from SunTrust will help these high-performing NeighborWorks organizations make those dreams come true.” In addition to this, “NeighborWorks America is excited by the continuing support from SunTrust Mortgage for the homeownership and consumer financial preparedness work of NeighborWorks organizations.

” To learn more about FSI’s homeownership coaching and group workshops, go to or call 843.735.7802.

CENTURY 21 Properties Plus Team, River Landing Realty, Earns Multiple Awards in 2015!

CENTURY 21 Properties Plus announced that River Landing Realty was recently recognized with the DOUBLE CENTURION Team, QUALITY SERVICE PINNACLE Team, and PRESIDENTS Team Award from Century 21 Real Estate LLC for their outstanding production in 2015.

The 4-person team consists of Tim and Terry Haas and Jim and Julie Chalupsky. The annual Presidents award is bestowed upon those independent CENTURY 21® sales teams that earn the CENTURY 21 DOUBLE CENTURION® Team award and the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Team award in the same calendar year.

The DOUBLE CENTURION Team Award is awarded to sales teams who generate the minimum production requirement during the 2015 calendar year and the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Team Award is for teams with an average survey score of at least 95% or better for two consecutive years.

“We are thrilled to recognize the members of the River Landing Realty Group for this momentous achievement,” said Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “This is an outstanding honor since only a small percentage of independent sales teams in the United States received this award for sales.”

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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