Realtor® Community Action Day

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The Business of Giving Back: Realtors® Are Active In Their Communities in More Ways than One!

Members Volunteer in April for NVAR's Realtors® Community Action Day
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1.  Veterans Are Our Heroes -- Jacqui Bullock’s Keller Williams Falls Church Realty colleagues helped a disabled veteran in Woodbridge restore his Woodbridge home. Pictured here is Bullock’s daughter Erin, who assisted – and coached -- the volunteer team.
Glenn of McEnearney Associates
4.  Pets Are the Best: McEnearney Associates Broker Glenn Lewis helps pups and other furry friends.
Stacy of McEnearney Associates
2.  Caring for Man’s Best Friends (All Pets) -- The Arlington Office of McEnearney Associates decided to show some love to their furry friends at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Pictured here is Realtor® Stacey Hennessey with her donations.
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5.  Power to Our Pets: McEnearney Associates from the Arlington office bundle the food and supply donations for delivery to the Arlington Animal Welfare League.
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3.  Equine Inspiration -- Jonathan Henkel, Associate Broker of Properties on the Potomac, is tacking up Koda for his lessons to students at Wheatland Farm, a Therapeutic Riding Center, in Purcellville
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6.  Pets Matter: McEnearney Associates Realtor® Dan Muller helps out with supplies for the Arlington Animal Welfare League donation drive.
Fundraiser game night hosted by realtors7.  Advocacy, Fundraising for the Disabled --On Thursday, April 20, the Arlington office of Century 21 Redwood Realty hosted a fundraiser and game night for the Arc of Northern Virginia. (L to R) Marc Pina, Executive Vice President/Managing Broker; Century 21 Redwood Realty;
Catherine A Wood, Founder, Unbounded Potential; Realtor® Lisa Tucker,
Realtor® Gary Hughes; Rikki Epstein, Executive Director, The Arc of Northern Virginia; Darcy L. Rosenbaum, Senior Executive Officer, The Arc; Realtor® Nicole McNabb; Nick Pasquini, Century 21 Redwood Realty CFO; Sarah Bal, Director, Public Relations, The Arc.


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For those who attended the 2016 installation ceremony for our 2017 Chairman Bob Adamson, you heard him say, “We must care for the communities we work in and the people, schools and businesses that make up those communities.
“We must care for those less fortunate than ourselves and make our giving back an integral part of who we are as Realtors®.”

To ensure that our members did take his theme to heart and show that “NVAR CARES,” Adamson invited members to choose any day in April for the association’s first-ever NVAR Realtor® Community Action Day. April is not only National Volunteer Month, but Adamson knew that whether our members give back as a group or alone, the dividends to this community are priceless.

Connecting with others as a volunteer, as a donor or as a mentor should be part of every practitioner’s strategy to build an excellent, well-rounded reputation, which is why Adamson chose this theme. No matter the size and reach of the effort, the principle is the same: Giving back proves that NVAR members are #MoreThanRealtors and that #NVARCares.

Here are those NVAR Realtor® Community Action Day contributors who shared their outreach in April, 2017:
Realtors donate to child development foundation
8.  Children: The Word on Main Street: Realtor® Marriah Unruh (front right) and her Keller Williams Capital Properties (KWCP) of Fairfax colleagues hosted a FUNdraiser, resulting in a $1,500 donation to the Main Street Child Development Center. Names of those pictured - Realtor® Bob Dillard, Franci Bissett and Lisa Langlais
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9.  Collecting Clothing for a Cause: Pictured here are clothing collectors and Realtors® Renee Komondy, Suzanne Snyder, Frank Lattanzi, Lisa Carlisle, Mary Kimball, Bob MacIntosh, and Irene Curry, from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Vienna. Volunteered but not pictured were Sharon Nilsen and Rachel Taylor.
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10.  Rocking the Red; Keller Williams Capital Properties Realtor® Marriah Unruh, KVS Title Attorney Toula Gross, and volunteer Kathy Rose.
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11.  Pet Power: McEnearney Associates Realtor® Susan Minnick donates pet food and supplies.
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12.  Playtime Matters: This playground is part of the Roc Solid Foundation Playground Built for children diagnosed with pediatric cancer. The team at Keller Williams Capital Properties raised $5,000 and gathered volunteers to build it.
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13.  Hunger Relief provided by this Pearson Smith Realty Pop Up Pantry – Robin Gebhardt and her colleagues from Pearson Smith Realty in Ashburn volunteer with Loudoun Hunger Relief in Loudoun County. With their Pop Up Pantry shop, they visited a low income neighborhood and donated free food to families in need. (L to R) Chelsea Gantt and Jaretta Buckholtz pass fresh produce from van number 3.
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14.  KW Rocks The House: On April 22, Keller Williams Capital Properties hosted a fundraiser for the Roc Solid Foundation and Main Street Child Development Center. NVAR Realtors® and NVAR Affiliates who participated are pictured here:   Keith Cockrell, Heather St. Hilaire, Karen Paris, Irene Molnar, Lisa Langlais, Trey Easley, Toula Gross, and Marriah Unruh.
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15.  Veteran Power: Joining the Keller Williams Falls Church team in Woodbridge is Nancy Donovan, George Mason Mortgage, Alexandria
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18.  Pets Are Smart: McEnearney Associates Realtor® Tracey Titus donates pet food.
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16.  Pet Power: McEnearney Associates Realtor® Roz Nearing donates pet food.
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19.  Collecting Clothing for a Cause:  Mary Kimball, Realtor ®, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Vienna and her colleagues conducted a clothing drive for The Lamb Center in Fairfax, Rising Hope Mission Church in Alexandria, and Alternative House Culmore Resource Center in Falls Church.
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17.  Helping Our Veterans: Realtor® Deborah Hunter, of Keller Williams Falls Church helps a disabled veterans refresh his Woodbridge home.
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20.  Pets Rule: McEnearney Associates Realtor® Elena Mantyka donates supplies and pet food.
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21.  Pop Up Pantry Protocols -- We started our day by separating and organizing the fresh produce that we gave out.
Pearson Smith Realty Realtors® agents are (L to R): Jaretta Buckholtz, Chelsea Gantt, Robin Gebhardt, Connie McDonald, Alex Wiegand, Dana Dean and Victoria Morgan.
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23.  Pet Power: McEnearney Associates Realtor® Leslie Wilder donates pet food.
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25.  Pop Up Pantry Realtor® Robin Gebhardt in the middle of the two main organizers of Loudoun Hunger Relief. Passing out fresh produce.
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22.  Raise the Arc: Century 21 Redwood Game Night included ping pong, networking and fundraising for the local nonprofit Arc.
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24.  Donating The Drinks -- Loudoun Hunger had three vans of food to pass out. Pearson Smith Realty’s Alex Wiegand and Dana Dean were in charge of canned goods and beverages at the Pop Up Pantry.
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26.  Giving Back On Behalf of Clients: Mid-month, Realtors® with the Nellis Group sign thank you letters to their clients showing that these Realtors® donated on their clients’ behalf to local charities that the clients’ chose at settlement.
(L to R Bottom Row) Joseph Cusato, Guillermo Salmon, Nicole Nellis-Cockrell, Antonia Blain,
(L to R: Top Row) James Nellis, Bruno de Lima-Campos, Rachelle Mitri, Marla Shea,  Angelica Mazzuchi, Heban Andargie, and Meredith Percich.
(Not Pictured) Jim Nellis, Jack Nellis, Anna Nellis, Keith Cockrell, Venous Chinichian, Shari Beard, Jasmine Vasquez, Chris Comerford
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27.  Veteran Power: Keller Williams Falls Church Realtors® Deborah (background) and Mark Hunter help with cleanup efforts in a veteran’s home in Woodbridge.

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28.  Food for Others: Heather Embrey of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate helps a local nonprofit with its P3 imitative (Public Private Partnerships): She helps Food for Others alleviate weekend hunger by delivering supplemental weekend food in the form of Power packs.

Realtor volunteers at a therapeutic riding center

29.  Equine Inspiration: Henkel of Properties on the Potomac is working – and volunteering -- with his horse and students for a day of therapeutic riding.