Members of the Greater Hartford Association of Realtors pose to commemorate the group's donation to fight homelessness. From left: Sasha Torchigina, Josh Sidoti, Chevon Schand, Joe Malone, Alexa Kebalo Hughes, Mary Beth Bain, Linda Gurtel, Ellen Paklos, Rachel Johnson, GHAR CEO Holly Callanan, Ann Faust of the Coalition and Brian Nokes

The Greater Hartford Association of Realtors raised nearly $4,000 this summer to help end homelessness in the area.

GHAR held a fundraiser on July 17 to raise funds for the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, a nonprofit that strives to end all types of homelessness in Middlesex County, Meriden and Wallingford. Event participants enjoyed great food and live music from three Middletown restaurants: Esca Wine Bar, La Boca and Mezzo Grill. The evening included prizes donated by sponsors and area businesses.

The group presented a check for $3,873 to Ann Faust, executive director of the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness. Proceeds from the event will support a network of service providers that work together to streamline and standardize the process for individuals and families that are homeless to get housing.

“This is our fifth year organizing this event and it only gets better,” event organizer Sara Etienne of eXp Realty said in a statement. “It’s all thanks to the generosity of Realtors, their friends and the area Middletown businesses who come together to support a worthwhile, housing related charity.”

The Middlesex County Coalition on Housing & Homelessness was formed in 2008. MCCHH members include representatives from local faith organizations, service providers, local government, businesses, private foundations, local hospitals and others.