About 30 REALTORS® volunteered their time to do some light gardening, including weeding and pruning, around the park, which is at Golden Oak Way and McAbee Road in San Jose.
The event was held through SCCAOR’s charitable arm, the Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation. Last year, the SCCR Foundation made a $3,000 commitment to purchase the necessary supplies over a three-year period.
Many of the REALTORS® who volunteered on Saturday live or work in Almaden Valley.
“Our REALTORS® are always looking to give back to the local community and this was a great way for them to do that,” commented SCCAOR President Myron Von Raesfeld. “We truly appreciate the time and effort they gave to help preserve Jeffrey Fontana Park and ensure that it looks good to visitors.”
SCCAOR President-Elect Craig Gorman, who was one of the volunteers, said, “I really enjoyed partnering with other SCCAOR members to improve the quality of a wonderful park that is used and enjoyed by so many in San Jose.”
Jeffrey Fontana Park is named after a San Jose Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2001. It is managed by Martin-Fontana Parks Association, a nonprofit run by local residents.
About the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®
SCCAOR, established in 1896, is California’s oldest and Northern California’s largest real estate association. We represent about 10,000 REALTORS® and affiliate members. SCCAOR exists to meet the business, professional and political needs of its members and to promote, protect homeownership and private property rights.
About the Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation
Created in 1991 by REALTOR® members, the Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation has made amazing strides and contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to a wide variety of local charitable organizations. The organization’s mission is to bring organized real estate together with our communities by investing in our neighborhoods with compassion, foresight and action.