The Heartland REALTOR® Organization (HRO) donated about 300 toys to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program in McHenry County and rang bells for the Salvation Army in Crystal Lake in separate December events.

The toys were collected at a fundraising event at the Fire Bar & Grill in Crystal Lake. Joining about 80 REALTORS® were HRO staff members and affiliate members.

About 50 HRO volunteers staffed Salvation Army kettles outside grocery stores in Crystal Lake, McHenry and Woodstock.

The HRO is led by President Becky Kirchner, President-elect Kelly Simpson, Treasurer-Secretary Erin Dierks, Immediate Past President Kris Brown and CEO Jim Haisler.

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