Local Businesses Raise $800 For Local Food Pantries

By Staff Reports

(Victorville) — With the help of generous donations from countless local businesses, Commercial Real Estate Force Lee & Associates held a mixer that raised

$800 for local Rotary clubs who are spearheading a food drive to replenish area food pantries that are sorely in need of new inventory.

“Rotary’s motto is ‘service above self’ and we saw a need among local food pantries who were running low on supplies due to the recession,” said Don Brown,

President/Broker of Lee and Associates Inland Empire North, and a longtime Rotary member. “We saw the need and didn’t hesitate to act. This is just one effort, but all of

the High Desert’s Rotary clubs are collecting canned food at all of their meetings.” Lee & Associates’ annual mixer drew hundreds of guests ranging from Victorville’s

Mayor, to local business leaders, to chamber leaders from around the Valley.

Brentwood Junior chamber members from the Brentwood School of Business and Leadership were there to sell raffle tickets and meet the community leaders whose

footsteps they want to follow in someday.

In a sign that things are improving, Lee & Associates, one of the longest running commercial brokerage and leasing firms in the High Desert, is gaining momentum.

The company recently hired a new agent, James Millus, to keep up with its growth and another of its agents, Elizabeth Brown, just won two prestigious CoStar Power

Broker Awards.

“This community has been good to us, so we are always finding ways to return the favor,” added Brown. “This annual event is just one of the ways we give back to the

local community.”

With the help of local businesses such as Alberto’s Mexican Restaurant, Image Sun, The Mall of Victor Valley, High Desert Mavericks, Greiner Buick GMC, Barstow and

Victorville Chamber of Commerce, ISU Armac Insurance Services, High Desert Primary Care Medical Group, Hair Precinct and others donating items to be raffled

off, this event became a major success.

To support the “SOUPer Bowl of Caring” food drive lead by local Rotary clubs, you can go to RotaryinHD.com to find a club to drop canned food off to or cash donations

will gladly be accepted.

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