MRIS Logo I caught this article this morning on the Property Portal Blog. MRIS provides this inspiration to other MLSs around the nation. If there was ever a cause that the MLS and Associations of REALTORS should support – it has got to be helping the homeless. Print this article and bring it to your next board of directors meeting. Get approval to help out your local homeless shelter.


Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), one of the largest MLS portals in the US serving the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area including Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and parts of West Virginia and Pennsylvania, has announced that it has entered into a title sponsorship agreement for the inaugural Run For Shelter 10K race, due to take place on April 28, 2012, in Alexandria, Virginia. The sponsorship is on behalf of MRIS Cares, the charitable arm of Rockville, MD-based MRIS.

By sponsoring Run for Shelter 10K, MRIS is contributing support to Carpenter’s Shelter, Northern Virginia’s largest homeless shelter in an effort to raise money and awareness for the nearly 12,000 homeless people in the DC Metropolitan area.

“MRIS is dedicated to supporting the efforts of local real estate professionals, and we know that there is no substitute for the security and happiness provided by a place to call home,” noted MRIS CEO David Charron. “This is an extraordinarily important event and we are pleased to provide support and resources to this fine organization.”

“Carpenter’s Shelter is thankful for the support of MRIS for the inaugural Run for Shelter 10K,” says Lissette Bishins, Carpenter’s Shelter Executive Director. “MRIS’s commitment to the shelter speaks volumes to their efforts to support housing in our community.”

MRIS Cares proactively seeks local, national, and international charitable opportunities for consideration by the MRIS Charitable Contributions Committee (MRIS CCC), throughout the calendar year and in times of disaster. MRIS CCC began contributing to Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts, but officially formed in response to the earthquake disaster in Haiti in 2010, and they have helped in the Japan Disaster Relief.  Currently,  MRIS Cares team is actively investigating how they can help the southern region of the United States in the wake of the recent devastating tornados and flooding that have effected thousands.