Realtors donate part of commission to ECCAC

Special to The Log
Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty generously donated more than $13,000 of their commission to the Pierce Family Children’s Advocacy Center. Blake Morar (from left) and Carrie Shoaf with Scenic Sotheby’s are shown with Julie Hurst-Porterfield, CEO of ECCAC. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

Broker Blake Morar and his associate Carrie Shoaf of Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty have been hard at work selling and buying homes for Jim and Tammy Pierce. The Pierce Family Children’s Advocacy Center (PFCAC) in Walton County is named after them. Morar’s team sold the Pierce’s home in Sandestin and have donated more than $13,000 of that real estate commission to PFCAC.

Tammy Pierce, current president of the Children’s Advocacy Center board, has worked with Morar on the Pierce’s numerous real estate transactions for the past several years.

“We have been so impressed with Blake Morar’s professionalism and have used him exclusively,” she said. “He always has his client’s best interests at heart, is a great negotiator, and has become a great friend with a huge heart.”

In addition to Morar’s and Shoaf’s recent commission donation, Morar has supported the PFCAC with a room donation in 2016 and a live auction package that directly benefited the center. At the check presentation, Morar issued a challenge to area real estate companies and businesses to encourage them to donate some of their profits to PFCAC to help the kids.

“This is an exceptional local cause, and I can’t think of a better effort to support,” Morar said.

Operating two centers, the 501-C-3 non-profit’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect children in Okaloosa and Walton counties, and restore the lives and futures of these impacted children. Their child-friendly centers house a multidisciplinary team of child protection personnel, prosecutors, law enforcement, DCF, therapists, ECCAC staff and volunteers. They have provided services at no cost to more than 12,000 children in the past 18 years.

For more information, visit www.eccac.org. If abuse is suspected, call the anonymous Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.