BELLA VISTA, AR., - Realtors work with buyers and sellers in the community everyday - and it's no surprise that many agents take time out of their schedules on several occasions during the year to give back to those same communities.


Crye-Leike Realtors in Bella Vista are planning to give back to their community by hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross. The Realtors want to give the gift of life in memory of their friend and Managing Broker Dave Mishler who recently passed away.


"I know Dave would be very proud," said Crye-Leike Office Administrator Kathryn Weldon. "Every since he became the Managing Broker of our office, he always wanted to do some kind of event here to give back to the community, but he just ran out of time."


Crye-Leike's "Dave Mishler Memorial Blood Drive" will be held on Friday, September 24th at the Bella Vista sales office located at 3463 Bella Vista Way.


The Realtors are planning to make this drive an annual event and are hoping many people in the community will join their efforts in giving the gift of life.


"We invite the public to stop by our office and donate blood," said Weldon. "The American Red Cross is in constant need of blood donations. Each pint of blood donated can save as many as three lives and also goes to help the Red Cross maintain a ready supply of blood for emergencies."


Appointments are now being accepted for the "Crye-Leike Dave Mishler Memorial Blood Drive." The Realtors encourage the public to schedule an appointment by visiting and enter sponsor code CLRBV.


"An American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be parked outside of our office with a full nursing staff ready to take good care of all our donors on September 24th," said Weldon. "This will be a convenient way for our agents to donate blood while honoring Dave's Memory, and we also hope to see many members of the community stop by our office to help us make this first blood drive a great success."


Weldon adds, "The Red Cross has been advising the public that the parameters for donating blood have changed, so if you were ineligible in the past, please check with the Red Cross. Some medications that may have excluded you from donating will no longer make you ineligible."


For more information call Crye-Leike's Bella Vista Branch Office at (479) 876-6800.


More About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nation's 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,600 licensed sales associates based out of 130 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential and commercial sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services. In 2009, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $3.9 billion with 24,983 homes sold.