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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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2001 Good Neighbor Award Winners
Doris J. Attebury Full Story
R/E Professional Consultants
4402 11th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79416
tel: 806/796-1750
fax: 806/796-0307

East Lubbock Special Angels
3906 East Baylor
Lubbock, Texas 79403
tel: 806/744-3400

With no budget and few volunteers but a lot of heart, Attebury's East Lubbock Special Angels has become a safety net for residents in a poor, isolated neighborhood. Attebury enlists residents, colleagues and even her buyers and sellers to donate whatever they don't need--furniture, child car seats, clothing, toys and even lightly used carpet. She then makes it her business to match the donated items to the people who desperately need them.

Jean Clary Bagley, GRI Full Story
Century 21 Clary & Associates
231 East Atlantic Street
South Haven, VA 23970
tel: 434/447-8740
fax: 434/447-5858

Children Are Really Extra Special (CARES)
comprised of two local foundations:
Mecklenburg County Business Education Partnership
Betty Duckworth, Coordinator
P.O. Box 153
Chase City, Va. 23924
tel: 804/372-0021
fax: 804-372-4063

Greensville County Education Foundation
Sam Bush, President
105 Ruffin St.
Emporia, Va. 23847
tel: 804/634-3748

Concerned about the future of the children in her poor rural community, Clary recruits local business to sponsor classrooms of schoolchildren, providing them with one-on-one mentoring, field trips, gifts and supplies, and most of all, people who care. Currently, more than 4,000 students in two counties are sponsored. Clary and her own real estate offices sponsor nearly 300 children and have promised to fund one year of college for each of them.

Craig C. Conant Full Story
Elsberry Realty
506 N. Maguire
Warrensburg, Mo. 64093
tel: 660/747-9129
fax: 660/747-3565

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Johnson County
608 N. College St.
Warrensburg, Mo. 64093
tel: 660/429-1991
fax: 660/429-1681

Conant is behind many projects that enrich his community, including founding a Big Brothers/Big Sisters chapter, acquiring a state-of-the-art infant hearing monitor for the local hospital, and creating a memorial park to remember children like his daughter, Angel, whose lives have been cut short. He also founded a scholarship in Angel's name to fund aspiring musicians.

Debra Parmenter, GRI Full Story
Coldwell Banker Heritage House
785 Main Ave.
Durango, Colo. 81301
tel: 970/259-3333
fax: 970/259-2919

Durango Area Association of REALTORS®
125 East 32nd Street
Durango, Colo. 81301
tel: 970/247-9604
fax: 970/385-5205

Grant money to be divided amongst:

American Cancer Society
3801 Main Av.
Durango, Colo. 81301

Durango Arts Center
802 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, Colo. 81301

Fort Lewis College Foundation
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colo. 81301

Four Corners Health Care Center
2911 Junction St.
Durango, Colo. 81301

Music in the Mountains Goes to School
P.O. Box 3751
Durango, Colo. 81301

Volunteers of America
P.O. Box 2107
Durango, Colo. 81301
970/259-1021 (office and fax)

Women's Resource Center
723 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, Colo. 81301

Parmenter is the conscience of her community--the inspiration behind numerous charitable efforts. She founded Adopt-a-Family, which gives holiday gifts to needy families, and is a dedicated volunteer and fund-raiser for many groups, including the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Women's Resource Center.

Matthew J. Schrum, ABR, GRI, e-PRO Full Story
4801 Boatlanding Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32092
tel: 904 940-5029
fax: 904/339-9439

Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company
50 Newtown-Richboro Rd.
Richboro, Pa. 18954
tel: 215/357-8277
fax: 215/357-1641

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Schrum became a volunteer firefighter when he was 17, and for the last 19 years has put his safety on the line to help victims of fires, car accidents and other emergencies. He is currently the Deputy Fire Chief and oversees three fire stations and more than 100 firefighters, who respond to more than 650 calls a year.

2001 Good Neighbor Honorable Mentions
Karen Brown, GRI
Weichert REALTORS®
9299 Old Keene Mill Rd.
Burke, Va. 22015
tel: 703/569-7870
fax: 703/569-8106

Kristi’s Christmas All Year Round
c/o West Springfield Rotary Foundation
P.O. Box 2097
Springfield, Va 22152
tel: 703/644-1364

As a tribute to her daughter, who died in a car accident, Brown created Kristi’s Christmas, an organization that donates needed clothes, school supplies, eyeglasses, and stuffed toys to needy children. Brown involves local high school student volunteers to take the kids on shopping sprees, and works with schools to identify children who may have been overlooked by federal or state assistance programs.

Claudette Bruck, CCIM
Multiple Choice Realty and Investments
6610 N. University Dr.
Tamarac, Fla. 33321-4034
tel: 954/722-0020
fax: 954/722-0021

Broward Partnership for the Homeless-Homeless Assistance Center
920 NW 7th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33311
tel: 954/779-3990
fax: 954/779-3991

A tireless advocate for the homeless, Bruck serves many area shelters and homeless programs, including a residential program that accommodates 200 people and serves 30 families daily. Bruck also founded the Greater Fort Lauderdale Charitable Foundation. Since 1987, the organization has helped meet area residents’ critical needs, such as medical expenses and unpaid rent. Following Hurricane Andrew, the foundation channeled more than $300,000 in donations from REALTORS® nationwide to more than 500 REALTORS® displaced by the storm.

John Green, CRB, CRS, GRI
John Green, REALTORS®
118 4th Ave.
Franklin, Tenn. 37064
tel: 615/794-4791
fax: 615-794-3882

Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America
3414 Hillsboro Rd.
Nashville, Tenn. 37215
tel: 615/383-9724
fax: 615/297-9916

4th Ave. Church of Christ
117 4th Ave. No.
Franklin, Tenn. 37064

John Green lives by the Boy Scout slogan “Do a good turn daily.” A scoutmaster for nearly 50 years, he currently leads almost 100 boys and 60 leaders through weekly meetings, camping trips, and weekend activities. Troop meetings are held in his barn, where he keeps canoes, a ham radio station, beehives, computers, and a rappelling tower. He is also a deacon in his church and is responsible for disbursing about $5,000 a month to those in need.

James D. Hay Jr.
Weichert, REALTORS®
1238 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
tel: 610/436-0400
fax: 610/344-7167

Camp JOY
1300 S. Concord Rd.
West Chester, PA 19382
tel: 610/399-1175
fax: 610/399-1828

Camp Joy, founded by James Hay almost 30 years ago, serves campers with mental retardation, autism, brain injury, and neurological disorders from age 4 to 70. More than 550 campers attended last year, 40 on scholarship. The camp, which offers horseback riding, crafts, music, and sports, provides an encouraging experience for campers and also a respite for their caregivers.

Ronald L. Phipps, CRS, GRI
Phipps Realty Inc.
4036 Post Road
Warwick, R.I. 02886
tel: 401/884-1030 ext. 75
fax: 401/885-4397

The Tomorrow Fund
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy St.
Providence, R.I. 02903-4947
tel: 401/444-8811
fax: 401/444-4542

Ronald Phipps may be an iron man, but he has a heart of gold. Among his many charitable activities, Phipps has raised more than $350,000 through his participation in Iron Man competitions and triathlons to benefit the Tomorrow Fund for children with cancer. He also organized the Patrick Lynch Bone Marrow Drive in 1998 for a local teenager diagnosed with leukemia. The drive led to treatment for Lynch that has brought full remission.

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