So many REALTORS® are making a di;erence in their communities that we had
to bring a few more to your attention. Congratulations to the five Good Neighbor
Honorable Mentions, who each will receive a $2,500 grant for their charities.
Brenda Breit GRI The Empowered Team LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Breit and her daughter formed Lost Our Home Pet Foundation, which rescues
pets that were abandoned by owners who were foreclosed on or evicted.
Breit, who has recruited more than 100 REALTORS® to volunteer, has helped
rescue more than 2,200 pets. She also helps people stay with their pets by
finding them pet-friendly rentals. LostOurHome.org
Brad Coleman e-PRO Metro Estates, Newport Beach, Calif.
Coleman serves Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, which matches at-risk youth with positive mentors. Coleman promotes the merits of the mentor
program, recruits mentors, and enrolls business sponsors. He was instrumental in raising $150,000 for the organization, and his personal donations and
event sponsorships last year funded 13 mentorship matches. BigBroOC.org
Susanne Crenshaw Keller Williams of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla.
For 19 years, Crenshaw has helped the elderly and handicapped by providing
them daytime care, which delays their placement into nursing homes and
relieves the burden on caregivers. As president of Daily Living Centers Inc.,
Crenshaw spearheaded fundraising e;orts to support the construction of
two new facilities and o;er daily transportation. DailyLivingCenters.org
Nick Manis ABR, SFR Manis, REALTORS®, South Brunswick, N. J.
Manis cofounded the G.I. Go Fund, a nonprofit that helps military veterans transition back to civilian life. His experience as a REALTOR® has enabled him to get
homeless veterans o; the street and prevent homelessness among veterans who
face foreclosure and eviction. Manis frequently conducts midnight missions during which he and a team of volunteers visit bus stations and other places that the
homeless gather to provide emergency assistance. GIGoFund.org
Rebecca Moniz GRI, SRES Weichert, REALTORS®, Cress & Co., East Greenwich, R.I.
Moniz supports military families through The Rhode Island Military Family
Programs by bringing together resources that help service members with
housing-related needs during and after deployment. She cofounded the
REALTORS® Troop Support Task Force, which has educated more than 1,500
service members about home ownership, loan modifications, refinancing
scams, and tax assessments. www.ri.ng.mil
Are You a Good Neighbor?
Or do you know someone who should be nominated? Visit REALTOR.org/gna to nominate someone or learn
how to contribute to current and past winners’ charities. The deadline for 2014 entries is May 16, 2014.
The Good Neighbor Awards
is proud to welcome Liberty
Mutual Insurance as the
2013 and 2014 primary
sponsor of the program
now in its 14th year. Liberty
Mutual has been a REALTOR
Benefits® partner for more
than a decade, serving
as NAR’s exclusive partner
for auto, home, and renters
insurance. Liberty Mutual
is one of the world’s leading
and most trusted insurance
carriers. For more than 100
years, its mission has been
to provide comprehensive,
quality insurance products
that help its customers live
safer, more secure lives.
Learn more at welcome.
Bill Armstrong, GRI, NAR
Treasurer; Steve Brown,
ABR, CIPS, CRS, SRES,
Martin Edwards, NAR
Past President; Margaret
J. Hudson, ABR, NAR
Housing Opportunity Chair;
Pamela Geurds Kabati,
NAR Senior Vice President,
Communications; D. Gary
Rogers, CRS, NAR Member
Chair; Leslie Rouda Smith,
ABR, CRB, CRS, PMN, e-PRO,
NAR Vice President,