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The Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORS® who've made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work. Five winners will receive $10,000 grants for their cause. The 2009 deadline will be May 22.
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2000 Good Neighbor Award Winners
The Good Neighbor Award recognize REALTORS® who have made extraordinary commitments to improving the quality of life in their communities. Congratulations to the 2000 winners:

Linda Booker
Christmas Angels

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In 1986, with no funds but a lot of heart, Booker founded Christmas Angels, a program that collected 25,000 gifts of toys and clothes for the needy last year.

Oral Lee Brown
Oral Lee Brown Foundation

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For 14 years, Brown has acted as second mother to 23 children in her blighted inner-city neighborhood, even donating $10,000 each year to make sure they could go to college.

Gil Gillenwater
Rancho Feliz
Charitable Foundation

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Gillenwater cares for abandoned children and the elderly in a Mexican border town near his home in Arizona, and just as important, he invites volunteers to address the poverty of purpose felt by many Americans.

Joseph Pitts
West Gate
Elementary School

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Dubbed the "mayor" of West Gate Estates, Fla., Pitts has helped install infrastructure, change zoning, and build a $9 million new school to revitalize his struggling hometown.

Jill Rich
American Red Cross

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A lifelong volunteer, Rich founded a homeless organization and is on call one week a month with the Red Cross to help victims of fire, flood, and storms get back on their feet.
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