The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) contributed $10,000 to the Island’s Hurricane Sandy relief effort

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Staten Island Rotary Foundation and Staten Island Mental Health Society (SIMHS) presented $20,000 in gift cards to families affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Traci Cangiano celebrates with her husband and daughters after being officially installed as president of the Staten Island Board of Realtor on Jan. 17. Ms. Cangiano was sworn-in by FDNY Battalion Chief John LaBarbera, who accepted a $10,000 donation from SIBOR during the evening on behalf of the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund of the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation. Laird Klein of Robert DeFalco Realty, president-elect of SIBOR presented the check.

A total of 400 gift cards, totaling $50 each, were given to children attending Egbert Intermediate School and PS 38, who were severely affected by Hurricane Sandy. Both schools are in Midland Beach, an area hard hit by the storm.

The gift cards were presented at Egbert Intermediate School. On hand to present the cards to Egbert Assistant Principal Mary Danke were Joseph Marchese, president of the Staten Island Rotary Club; John Tapinis, board president and Fern Zagor, executive director and CEO, both of SIMHS.

SIMHS has been providing crisis counseling services at both schools since they reopened. The agency had already been planning to provide $10,000 from the grant they received from the Robin Hood Foundation to help families identified by each school.

It was Egbert teacher Carol Mayora, a Dongan Hills resident, who reached out to the Rotary letting them know there were students who needed assistance. As a teacher, she was seeing daily how her students were being affected. READ MORE …

About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of over 1,600 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 3,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors,” on Twitter via @SIBOR, and on YouTube at the Staten Island Board of Realtors and RelevantPR channels.

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