Ottawa, you have 35000 reasons to be proud. That’s right, we are pleased to announce, that together we’ve raised $35000 during the month of April 2021 to kick off this truly special #4thefrontline drive. This effort supports our heroes, our first responders and military veterans who put it all on for all of us. It’s not over, yet, this is just the beginning of our unwavering way of giving back. We are looking forward to continuing to the next chapter of this challenge, the month of April has proved that when we stand together, we can only stand tall.
“Thank you, Ottawa, our entire team at the Walker Real Estate Group are truly encouraged and appreciative of your great contribution.”
- The Walker Family
#4thefrontline, how does it work?
It’s straightforward, every time we closed a deal we donated $1000. When you sold your home with Walker, you helped us donate $1000. Anytime you buy a home with us, you are also investing in the well being of your new neighborhood. And yes, we donate $1000 to the Ottawa First Responders Foundation.
45% of First Responders can suffer from mental health illness, that’s 35% more than the community they serve. When it comes to putting it all on the line for the greater good, our courageous heroes never hesitate to answer the call of duty. That call sometimes can come at a cost to these brave individuals. Some might deal with PTSD and OSI in silence, and other situations may lead to substance abuse that can severely affect their quality of life and increase family tension. PTSD-OSI, according the Ottawa First responders Foundation their diagnosis was triggered “the majority of these disorders are rooted in mental injury sustained while on the job.” We believe that is our duty to return the favor by helping them in their moment of struggle, no one has to stand alone.
The Ottawa First Responders
Thanks to our personal history with its members during our own moments of need. The foundation provides a safe space for First Responders and their families to cope with the challenges of their duties with much needed resources and services including education, clinician access and peer support amongst many.
The Walker group has been involved with the OFRF since July of 2019 when it was founded and Geoff is an active board member for this Foundation. It’s no secret that some of us have struggled personally and won these battles with the help of peer support groups and offerings like this Foundation provides and this is why we take it personally . At Walker we strongly believe that together we can achieve great things. We understand that it’s in everyone's interest to help one another, and also give each other a push when they need it the most. We believe in being good neighbors to our colleagues, to our clients and especially to our community heroes.
It’s not easy to talk openly about daily struggles and our feelings when you have the weight of the community on their shoulders, OFRF is here to help our First Responders lighten that load with #4TheFrontLine. We’ve all struggled in our lives at some point or another, but it’s not always easy to ask for help especially with the fear of being misunderstood.
Anytime you, we win and ultimately our heroes win. It’s a win, win, win situation.
To take a step further, join us by matching our $1000 donation to our community rock solid, like our heroes.
To our first responders, we appreciate you!
- The Walker Family