New York—Ariel Property Advisors and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce raised $12,000 for the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Brooklyn Recovery Fund during the RED (Real Estate Development) Nite for Hurricane Relief held November 8, 2012, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Originally planned as an evening of networking for the real estate community, event sponsor Ariel Property Advisors and the Brooklyn Chamber turned it into a RED Nite for Hurricane Relief after Hurricane Sandy devastated neighborhoods throughout the borough. Shimon Shkury, president of Ariel Property Advisors, pledged that his firm would match donations made at the event up to $5,000 but as the evening progressed and donations rose above that number, he readily increased the firm’s pledge to $6,000.
The Brooklyn Recovery Fund is a joint effort between the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to create a pooled fund to provide support to Brooklyn’s nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The event was held in the ground floor community use condominium at 823 Classon Avenue, a newly developed space in Prospect Heights that is being marketed for sale by Ariel Property Advisors.
To make a contribution to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund please visit www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org.