Citrus County Housing Director Heidi Blanchette, left, discusses a 51 contract for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) with Realtor® Cheryl Lambert, who works with the program.
INVERNESS, Fla. – What happens when you find out that good news – a raise – at work may result in your family losing their place to live? Where do you go for help?Read More »
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A community group that helps sick children enjoy the healing power of music started with one ukulele and the dream of a father to carry on the memory of his son, who died at age 22.Read More »
Shown here with his children, from left; Madison, Christian and Alyssa, Orlando Realtor® David Fraser is grateful for the liver transplant that saved his life.
ORLANDO, Fla. – “It could have been worse,” says Orlando Realtor® David W. Fraser, of the seizure he suffered in April 2009.Read More »
SARASOTA, Fla. — When Kristi Service, a sales associate with DWELL Real Estate in Sarasota, was about five years old, she received a life lesson she never forgot, all because her mom made a huge birthday sheet cake for one of the foster children who lived with her family.Read More »
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Giving back to others and being involved in the community has always been a priority for David Chirico, a sales associate with Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach Gardens. “I volunteered with the Sons of Italy and with my church, but I always thought I had to be rich to give back in big ways,” he says.Read More »
Cynthia J. Shaffer and her husband John collect sheets, bedding, stuffed animals and beds to help foster kids through their Beds for Kids program.
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – Cynthia J. Shafer of Lahaina Realty Inc. in Fort Myers Beach was shopping at a Ross Dress for Less store, buying sheets and supplies for her charity Beds for Kids, when the girl at the register stopped her. “The girl said, ‘Do you remember me?’” Shafer recalls. “She then told me that I had delivered a toddler bed to her son. She said that I made the bed and handed her son a stuffed animal and that, at the time, she didn’t have money for rent or food in the refrigerator, but my act of kindness made her feel like a real person,” says Shafer.Read More »
John Castelli, a Broward County Realtor, receives his Humanitarian of the Year Award from 2012 Florida Realtors President Summer Greene at the Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Expo that year.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Unpredictable things happen in life: Cancer may sideline a man’s career or a car accident permanently puts a 15-year-old boy in a wheelchair.Read More »
Realtor Louise McLean helps the auctioneer get the bids going at a recent fundraising auction for the Brevard’s Children in Need Committee, which helps provide coats, shoes, band instruments and other needs for homeless children in the county through the Brevard Schools Foundation.
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – About three years ago, Louise McLean, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential in Merritt Island, saw a 60 Minutes television segment about homeless children in Brevard County.Read More »
Jill Johns, center, and other members of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Fort Lauderdale help Dion make his wish – for an electronics-filled shopping spree – come true.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Diagnosed with cancer at a young age, Jill Johns, now 38 and a sales associate with Century 21 Hansen Realty in Fort Lauderdale, has turned what was a life-threatening and scary diagnosis into years of service.Read More »
CELEBRATION, Fla. – Inspiration can come from anywhere: Here’s how one television show spurred Realtor® Robert Schwartz to give big to his community.
It was a normal Sunday night. Robert Schwartz, a real estate professional with LaRosa Realty in Celebration (near Orlando), his wife Caryn and son Alex were watching the television program “60 Minutes.”Read More »