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First Team® Real Estate Family of Companies Adopts Eight Families

December 8, 2009

Every holiday season the First Team® Family of Companies joins in supporting an Orange County, CA charity with donations from employees at their Costa Mesa, CA headquarters. This year, the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program gave First Team® and its employees the perfect opportunity to be involved on a more personal level.
Social workers, working in tandem with the Salvation Army, nominated a multitude of “most-in-need” families, which they are in regular contact with. Eight departments, at First Team® headquarters, each took on one medium-sized family with two to three children. Each family supplied a list of things they need, which was passed along to the department who adopted them.
“The Adopt-A-Family program is a great way for First Team to give back to those in most need, throughout the communities we serve,” says Ondar Tarlow, Vice-President of Marketing and Public Relations. “Participating employees really enjoyed learning about the families they were helping.”
“Items ranged from blankets, shoes, and warm clothing to a new bicycle for a nine year old boy,“ said Suzanne Brown, Technical Asset Manager at First Team Real Estate. “Winter jackets was a big one everyone’s list, and we tried to get each of the children at least one new outfit.”
Cameron Merage, First Team® Founder, President and CEO, gives his thanks to everyone at First Team® Real Estate, Hallmark Escrow® Co.,Inc., Coast Cities Escrow®, Western Resources Title®, and Bankers Funding® who participated. Well-known for his own philanthropy throughout the year, Mr. Merage says he’s “proud and honored to work with such wonderful people, who really understand the community and how to support it through philanthropic donations, and why it’s so important to try and make positive changes in people’s lives.”
If you would also like to participate in the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program, you can call them at (714) 832-7100 or visit for more information. Other worthy charities the First Team® Family of Companies have worked with include Orange County Rescue Mission and Olive Crest homes for abused children. They can be contacted at or

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  1. February 28, 2010 10:45 pm

    How thoughtful of all of you a FirstTeam All of us at wish you a most prosperous 2010……………………… deserve it.

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