Phoenix, Arizona – December 29, 2016 – At Desert Commercial Advisors, team building is a significant part of the company’s overall business model. Over the years, SVN has donated or sponsored many charitable events in an effort to give back to those who need assistance.

The brokerage has come together for many events including AWEE’s Cocktails & Clothes, AZCrew – Charity Golf Fundraiser benefiting Veterans First and Mary Ellen’s Place and every year, SVN has participated in the Brokers for Kids Olympiad Event benefiting Boys Hope, Girls Hope that helps provide value-centered family-like homes, better opportunities and education through college.

“To kick off our fundraising efforts in 2017, we have been collecting medical aid items for small villages in the Philippines,” said Melissa Swader, the Director of Marketing & Administration.  The Global Health Educational Program has facilitated various nursing programs across the world in an effort to provide medical aid to adults and children. Next year, nursing students from The Chamberlain College of Nursing will be participating in several trips over the next several months to the Philippines, Haiti (two trips), Kenya (two trips) and Brazil to provide medical relief to villages all across the world.

Amanda Fadgen is one of fifteen nursing students that will be traveling to the Philippines in January of 2017. All the students are from Chamberlain campuses across the nation, such as Phoenix, Miami, Tennessee, Chicago, Jacksonville and Cleveland. “Helping other countries was one of the things I enjoyed most about being in the Army and there was a void in my life upon discharge, but with nursing I have found I can once again fill that void by accompanying on international medical missionary trips such as this one.” Fadgen was selected out of hundreds of students that applied to the international 3-week program and only one of four nursing students from Phoenix. While this may be a great opportunity, this program will not be easy. The nursing students will be undergoing some physical challenges while they are abroad.  They must rise early, work long hours, and they are physically required to carry their medical supply luggage from village to village. Some of these villages are miles apart so at times, they will also be required to take long walks and/or long bus rides to get to their destination.  “For me, this trip allows me to provide medical, emotional, and therapeutic needs to those that are not as fortunate as the United States is.” Said Fadgen.  “Thank you beyond words to SVN because these medical supplies will go a very long way.”

Swader stated, “SVN will be really involved with our fundraising efforts in 2017 for different charities.” Next up will be the forthcoming Brokers for Kids Olympiad event where the real estate industry comes together to compete in outside sport challenges for the championship title. The Brokers Cup will be awarded to the brokerage team that raises the most money through raffle ticket sales and sponsorships. The annual event will be taking place early months of 2017. Soon after that SVN will be hosting their own fundraising event for the next charity in downtown Phoenix so stayed tuned.

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Media Contact: Melissa Swader