Epic Realty, Rob Rice Homes And Partners Exceed Holiday Fundraising Goal In Support Of The Salvation Army


Rob and Helena Rice and John McCarthy (of Jay McCarthy, LLC) are leading the way and showing support for those in need through The Salvation Army’s red kettle bell campaign.

On December 1, 2023, Epic Realty and Rob Rice Homes collaborated for a remarkable initiative in support of The Salvation Army’s December 2023 red kettle fundraising campaign. While this joint effort secured Rob Rice Homes as the top donor at the Thurston County Realtors Day of Ringing, our team was most inspired by how many local realtors rang the bell for those in need during the holidays and the number of our employees, sub-contractors and partners who donated to our kettle.

Rob Rice Homes team members Christina, George and Lucia lending their time during the Day Of Ringing on December 1, 2023.

Despite adverse weather conditions, a total of 30 of our partners and subcontractors team up with us to support our goal of raising money for the Salvation Army’s 90-120 day in-house program with a goal of helping Thurston County citizens gain health, employment and housing.  We were so thrilled that our team and supporters came together and in just one day, we raised $15,397.87 making this the 8th consecutive year that we’ve raised the most money.   In addition, we exceeded our goal of the number of donors, with a total of 31 businesses generously donating to our kettle.  Most notable is that 85% of the money raised in that one day was in the form of checks from your local Thurston County businesses, partners and employees of Rob Rice Homes.  Annually, the Thurston County REALTORS come together and ring the bell for those in need the first Friday in December.  This year, we had a total of fourteen offices and a total of $27,933.40 was raised for those in need.


We would like to express our gratitude to Mike Brewer from American Pump and Electric (shown in the left photo) and Anne and Dennis from Doors Unlimited (shown in the right photo) for their generous contributions to our holiday fundraising initiative.

We express our heartfelt appreciation to the following partners, sub-contractors and individuals who donated to our kettle on December 1, 2023:


Friends of Rob Rice Homes:

    • Cheryle Knittle
    • Barb and Tom Lally
    • John McCarthy

As always, we continue to be honored by the impact our community can make when we work toward a common goal. From all of us at Rob Rice Homes and Epic Realty, we look forward to your support in our future community initiatives!

Chloe from Hatton Godat Pantier visited us at Lacey’s Cabela to express support for the Thurston County Realtors Day of Ringing.


George, Jamie, and Nick from Rob Rice Homes dedicated their time to actively participate in the event.

About Rob Rice Homes

Rob Rice has been developing residential real estate in the South Puget Sound market for over 35 years. Having developed over 50 neighborhoods, Rob Rice Homes is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and has received the area’s Best of South Sound award for several years.