Realtor donates truck to charity

Local Realtor Mark Barnes recently donated his moving van to Communities in Schools of North Texas, a non-profit organization established to combat the school dropout problem.

“Mark has become one of our newest partners and his contribution to our cause is greatly appreciated. We sincerely extend our thanks to Mr. Barnes and his team,” said Lori Fickling, CISNT Director of Community Relations.

For more than 30 years, Communities in Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Today, more than 20,000 Denton and Wise County public school students are in at-risk situations for failure and of dropping out of school. Called “One of the 100 Charities Most Likely to Save the World” by Worth Magazine, CISNT diligently seeks partnerships which will allow for more at-risk youth to prepare for life.

“Mark is the ultimate professional in the industry and a great representative of our firm,” notes Steve Allcorn, General Manager of RE/MAX DFW Associates. “I am extremely proud of what Mark has done and continues to do in our community. RE/MAX DFW Associates is extremely fortunate to have agents like Mark and I am delighted to honor his efforts in supporting CISNT.”

A member of the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame and the RE/MAX Platinum Club, Barnes is one of the most desired agents in the North Texas area as well as one of the leading REALTORS in the Denton and Collin County markets.

Barnes has also been honored with many awards including being selected as “The Best Real Estate Agent in Denton County” for 2009 and 2010, and by D Magazine as one of the Best Realtors in DFW for the past two years.

He and his wife, Cathy, have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Barnes also serves on the Board of Directors of the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce, and has actively participated in and contributed to many other community and charitable organizations over the years. Of the many activities he enjoys, his favorites are golf, travel and skiing.

Mark Barnes can be contacted at the Flower Mound office of RE/MAX DFW Associates at 972-355-3580 or via e-mail at [email protected] or online at

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