National Property Preservation Conference Attendees Raise Funds to Strengthen Communities
Safeguard Properties makes matching donations
Washington, DC,? December 15, 2009 – Attendees at the Sixth Annual National Property Preservation Conference, held November 4-6 in Washington, D.C., raised $8,250 from a raffle, with an equal match by Safeguard Properties, resulting in a $16,500 donation to NeighborWorks America.?? Safeguard Properties, which organizes and hosts the Property Preservation Conference, presented the donation at the NeighborWorks Awards Reception in Washington on Thursday, December 10th.
NeighborWorks is a national nonprofit organization created in 1978 by the U.S. Congress to provide financial support, technical assistance and training for community revitalization efforts through a network of approximately 230 community-based organizations in 50 states.?
“It is important to have partners like Safeguard and others in the mortgage servicing and field servicing communities whose contributions help us create more vibrant communities we are proud to call home,” said Todd Pittman, Director of National Partnership Development for NeighborWorks.
Robert Klein, founder and CEO of Safeguard Properties said, “Our company and our industry share a common mission with NeighborWorks to maintain strong and healthy neighborhoods.? We are proud to offer our support.”
Klein also announced that Safeguard was making a second matching donation of $8,250 to the Cuyahoga County Foreclosure Prevention Program, which serves the Greater Cleveland Ohio area in which Safeguard is headquartered and has helped thousands of area families avoid foreclosure.? “Helping families keep their homes in difficult economic times is essential to keeping neighborhoods viable,” said Klein.? “We consider it our duty to support organizations that build strong communities, and we encourage our counterparts around the country to support these efforts locally and nationally as well.”?
Safeguard Properties is the largest privately held mortgage field services company in the U.S.? Founded in 1990 by Robert Klein and based in Valley View, Ohio, the company inspects and maintains defaulted and foreclosed properties for mortgage service companies, lenders, investors and other financial institutions.?
Since 2004, the company has organized and presented the Annual National Property Preservation Conference which brings industry and government representatives together to address common issues.? Website: www.safeguardproperties.com
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