Good neighbors are REALTORS® and affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. The GOOD Neighbor Awards program not only recognizes individuals and their charities for their good works but also helps the public understand the positive impact that realtors have on their community.
Beginning in 2015, the Good Neighbor Awards initiative was created by the National Association of REALTORS® to engage with the community. Realty One of New Mexico broker Keith Powell was selected as one of the five GAAR Good Neighbor award winners this year.
Keith spent many years volunteering for the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation and has served on the Foundation Board for nine years and served as Board President for four. Anyone who’s involved in real estate and dedicates themselves to volunteer service can be nominated for the GAAR Good Neighbor Awards.
Alex Hafler, director of New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation explains that her organization provides non-medical resources, such as food, rent, utilities, gas, and transportation to patients in need so that they will be able to focus on fighting the disease and not the financial challenges.
“It is very vital for our community members to get involved with either donation or giving back your time. We also run the volunteer program within the cancer center. So our volunteers help the patients throughout their treatment providing company, and snacks, and food and reading material,” said Hafler.
Beginning on September 1 and running through October 31, GAAR will be accepting nominations for the 2019 GAAR Good Neighbor Awards.
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