The Des Moines Area Association
of Realtors donated $41,000 to local charities last year, bringing its total
contributions since 2000 to more than $300,000, according to a news release.
Recipients included Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Anawim Housing, Children
& Families of Iowa, House of Mercy, Hope Ministries, Hawthorn Hill New
Directions Shelter, Orchard Place, Red Cross, Homes of Oakridge, Camp Sunnyside
Easter Seals, Youth Homes of Mid-America and Beacon of Hope.