BOULDER, Colo. (Dec. 22, 2022) — InterNACHI® hosted its Annual Online Christmas Party last week. The largest virtual event in the inspection industry, it went on all day and was joined online by more than 3,000 home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, bringing everyone together for some holiday fun and to help raise funds for InterNACHI’s charity, Cozy Coats for Kids®.
InterNACHI’s staff posted prizes for inspectors to win on its message board throughout the day. Prizes included textbooks, tools, apparel, marketing materials, and other inspection-related items donated by InterNACHI® and inspection industry vendors. The House of Horrors®, InterNACHI’s unique training facility, contributed 12 paid registrations for various inspector training classes, having a total value of $5,748. Inspector Media contributed a free year of their Facebook Build Package, a $3,600 value; Home Inspector Pro Software contributed two free software packages, at a value of $1,600; and Inspector Website Builder contributed five free websites, valued at $1,500.
The grand prizes included: a lifetime membership in InterNACHI®; a FLIR E8-XT Infrared Camera with WiFi, which was donated by Inspector Outlet, at a value of $3,399, and a well inspection pump flow gauge set, also donated by Inspector Outlet, valued at $649.
Inspector Outlet began shipping truckloads of prizes to the winners before the conclusion of the party, and some of those inspectors posted photos of their prizes on social media.
In a Facebook post, Larry Paulk of Trustworthy Home Inspections wrote, “One of the benefits of being a member of InterNACHI! This is what I use for my continuing education. We recently were able to win all of this for free in their Online Christmas Party: clothes for both my daughter and wife, several study materials, and the hat that I am wearing. A big shout-out to Nick Gromicko. And, also, don’t forget to support Cozy Coats for Kids.”
Throughout the day, InterNACHI® encouraged attendees to donate any amount to Cozy Coats for Kids®. All together, inspectors raised over $5,000 for the charity’s Annual Coat Giveaway Program, with two of the high donations of $400 coming from Kevin Leonard of The Ohio Home Inspections Company and Sam Soadi of Justech Enterprises. This is one of the largest fundraising events to date for the charity.