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Building a Home for the Embry Family - a Corporate Challenge

Location: Irondale, AL. Thursday, December 12, 2019

December stirs many of us into the giving mode, and not much is more important than a family home just in time for the holidays. Today the Embry family will receive the keys to their new  home!

"Thank you so much for this amazing blessing," says Valkeisha. "We are so grateful to be here with this organization (Habitat Birmingham)."

And together with RealtySouth, and other company volunteers, this project will soon be a dream come true. Mom, Valkeisha Embry, along with her 11 year-old daughter, Makiyah, and her son age 2, Mekhi, are about to become members of the Irondale community. Valkeisha was born and raised in the Birmingham area, where she attended Woodlawn HighSchool and Tri State Community College.


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She dreams of returning to school to become a nurse. More than 50  RealtySouth employees from across the greater Birmingham area dedicated their day on November 13, 2019, to help with many of the final details to ready the home for completion. The house dedication ceremony and key presentation was Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 4:00 PM.

"The holidays are very special to families and to have an opportunity to give back to one of our beloved neighborhoods, Irondale, is a true heartfelt experience. We will button up our coasts and do what needs to be done for the Embry family home. We are in the housing business, the sell side and the buy side, but to build a home alongside one another is a special feeling for all of us at RealtySouth," shares Richard Grimes, President and CEO. 


Contact: Jennifer Causey, Director of Marketing

June 25, 2020