RASM’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) is proud to support Heroes Welcome Home (HWH) with $5,314.42 in proceeds from the 3rd Annual Lip Sync Battle fundraiser on May 21, 2019. Since the start of the Lip Sync Battle fundraiser in 2017, YPN has raised more than $15,000 for the annual benefactor: Heroes Welcome Home.

At a recent membership meeting, representatives from YPN presented this year’s event proceeds to Heroes Welcome Home President and Founder, Tony Barrett.

“Our most popular program is assistance with closing cost,” said Tony Barrett, President and Founder of HWH. “We can give $3,000 per participant, so with the over $15,000 YPN has raised to help Heroes Welcome Home, we have helped at least 5 Veterans get into homes with our programs.”

Heroes Welcome Home is a local non-profit organization dedicated to serving veterans by attempting to remove financial obstacles and promoting home ownership. They offer many different assistance programs to support down payments, rental and utility payments, and maintenance assistance to veterans in our area.

In recognition for YPN’s support, Heroes Welcome Home presented YPN representatives with a plaque signifying their organization as a “Heroes Welcome Home Gold Star Supporter,” given only to the highest stakeholders of HWH.

“YPN is honored to be recognized as a Gold Star Supporter. Thanks to the generosity and participation from our members and sponsors, we are able to continue this ongoing relationship with Heroes Welcome Home.” said Angela Moon, 2019 RASM YPN Chair.

The 3rd Annual Lip Sync Battle featured 8 talented performers and a lively crowd of RASM members. The performances were judged by 2019 Florida REALTORS® President-Elect, Barry Grooms, 2019 RASM President, Amy Worth, and Heroes Welcome Home Board Member, Kelly Barrett.

“One of HWH’s most recent closings was with a veteran who was in the Lip Sync Battle audience last year. After bringing this organization to his attention, he got qualified and worked with HWH to close on a home this year,” added Moon. “If you have yet to attend this event, please consider getting a ticket next year, now that you see what kind of good these proceeds are doing. If you feel compelled to help further, become a sponsor, get up on that stage and perform for the veterans!”

RASM is proud to assist and support Heroes Welcome Home as one of our 2019 Community Partners.