Each year, the Selkirk Association of REALTORS® invests and gives back to the local community through its Grants and Scholarships Program. The Selkirk Association of REALTORS® holds fundraisers to help local, nonprofit, community-oriented service organizations who provide vital services to area residents. The Marine Corp League, Sandpoint Area Seniors’ Daybreak Program, Sandpoint Teen Center, Community Cancer Services, Bonner Community Hospice, Bonner County Task Homeless Task Force, West Bonner County Food Bank, Bags of Love, Panhandle Special Needs, Blanchard Senior Center, Kinderhaven, Bonner and Boundary county food banks are several of the recipients of thousands of dollars raised by the Selkirk Association of REALTORS®. Applications for grants are available to those nonprofit, community-oriented service organizations in early spring.
The Selkirk Association of REALTORS® initiates other community service activities. Spring kicks off our annual fundraising efforts, as area residents and businesses prepare for the busy summer season. Summer brings about annual community service days, the annual charity golf tournament and various smaller venue fundraisers. Each fall, the members participate in the Selkirk Association of REALTORS® Annual Fall Food Drive, in which thousands of pounds and thousands of dollars have been raised for food banks in Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Priest River, Clark Fork and Hope. The Association finishes each year with the Annual Giving Tree Program which helps make underprivileged families’ Christmas wishes come true by placing gifts and much needed items under the tree.
The Selkirk Association of REALTORS® will continue to assist our neighbors through existing and new programs.
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Spring Maintenance Tips
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- Look at the roofing to make sure no damage has occurred. Inspect gutters for damage or leaks.
- Look at the soil around your home. If it has settle under the snow creating a place for water to pool up, then it would be a good idea to fill it in or make sure it slopes away from the home.
- Look at hose bibs and piping to ensure there have been no leaks.
- Open crawlspace vents.
- Check that sump pumps are operating properly and draining AWAY from your home.
- Air conditioner units should be serviced or at least cleaned of debris and cleared of anything that may obstruct airflow.
- Check for any painting and caulking repairs that may be necessary.
- Check attics for signs of moisture and mildew.
- Clean lint from the dryer duct.
- Clean refrigerator coils and drain pan.
- Drain sediment from the water heater as needed.
- Replace smoke detector batteries and smoke detectors that are seven (7) years or older. It is recommended to replace ionization type alarms with photoelectric alarms as they are much more effective and make for a safer home.