Unique partnership to benefit fire service

Supplied Photo - Robbin Corry, sales representative with Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre, will donate a portion of her commission from homes sold in Wainfleet  to Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services. Corry is shown with Wainfleet fire Chief Harry Flagg.

Supplied Photo – Robbin Corry, sales representative with Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre, will donate a portion of her commission from homes sold in Wainfleet to Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services. Corry is shown with Wainfleet fire Chief Harry Flagg.

Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services has entered into a unique partnership, and first of its kind in Niagara, with local real estate agent Robbin Corry that will benefit firefighters and the community.
For every home Corry, a sales representative with Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre in Welland, sells in Wainfleet, a portion of her commission will be donated to the fire service.
The donations, said fire Chief Harry Flagg, will be put into a reserve account for the fire service and used for supplies, repairs, maintenance and development.
“If I need funds for something, I can use the donations and not touch our budget,” he said.
The agreement came about at the Mayor’s New Years Levee at the 2X4 Restaurant in January, where Flagg first met Corry.
“She had been talking with the mayor about giving back to the community and the mayor steered her my way,” said the chief.
Corry, who is new to the real estate world, floated the idea of making the donations to the chief at the levee and followed up with him in February.
She moved to Wainfleet nearly two years ago from Niagara Falls.
“Everybody is so nice here, and everyone helps each other out. It’s all about community in Wainfleet,” she said. “I wanted to help out in the community.”
Corry said everyone needs the fire service and it can use the donations.
Flagg believes the agreement will work out well, as long as Curry sells homes in Wainfleet.