05/12/2021

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NAR Names Clearwater Realtor as Good Neighbor Award Winner

The contest to identify Realtors who provide their communities selects 5 Realtors each yr. In 2021, Christina Sauger was honored for her function feeding people in need to have.

CLEARWATER, Fla. – For 22 many years, the Countrywide Affiliation of Realtors®’ (NAR) Superior Neighbor Awards has acknowledged Realtors® who make an amazing effects on their communities by way of volunteer function.

One particular of the 5 Realtors named this calendar year for a top award hails from Florida: Christina Sauger with Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. in Clearwater, Fla.

“Once once again, we have a outstanding course of winners from across the nation,” states NAR President Charlie Oppler. “As these Realtors reveal every single working day, one particular specific can make a huge, positive effects on a local community by volunteering. I am so very pleased to honor this year’s Good Neighbor Award winners for making a big difference in so numerous lives.”

Sauger launched The Harbor Dish, a nonprofit firm that provides nutritious meals and psychological help to anyone in her local community, no matter of their capacity to fork out. The cell application facilitates massive-scale local community dinners held on a fork out-what-you-can product. It also, delivers incredibly hot meals to senior and homebound residents, foster kids, domestic violence survivors and other folks in have to have.

A 10 years ago, Sauger owned a big household and opened her door to everyone for a cup of espresso, a sympathetic ear or a mattress to snooze in. On Sundays, she invited mates and strangers to love a residence-cooked meal and a few hrs of camaraderie. Leftovers were being boxed up for ill neighbors.

“It was not just about meals it was about generating connections and developing community with a single one more,” says Sauger, a longtime resident of Basic safety Harbor, Fla.

Encouraged by the notion of nourishing system and soul, she established the nonprofit Harbor Dish in 2013 and has served as its unpaid govt director since then. Harbor Dish is a mobile operation with multipronged programming. Volunteers, like experienced cooks, cook dinner and supply hundreds of healthful, microwavable foods to residential amenities for foster little ones and domestic violence survivors, houses of seniors and ESL classrooms. They also host significant-scale outside dinners for the public and pop-up activities throughout the city.

NAR’s 2021 Excellent Neighbor Award winners

  • Bob Bell, Mile Hi House, Denver, Colo., for Foods for Considered Denver
  • Sydney Ealy, Brooks & Davis Real Estate, Houston, Texas, for TWST4Ladies
  • Brent Gieseke, Exit Realty Experts, Kansas Town, Mo., for Agape Pamoja Inc.
  • Kibe Lucas, KW The Kibe Lucas Group, Wasilla, Alaska, for The Children’s Spot
  • Christina Sauger, Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc., Clearwater, Fla., for The Harbor Dish

Each and every of NAR’s five winners – picked by a multistage, criteria-dependent judging procedure – will acquire a $10,000 grant for their charity and be highlighted in the Fall 2021 difficulty of Real estate agent Magazine. They will also be introduced with crystal trophies on Saturday, Nov. 13, throughout the 2021 Realtors Convention & Expo in San Diego.

In addition to the winners, five Realtors have been acknowledged as Excellent Neighbor Award honorable mentions and will every get $2,500 grants:

  • Dawn M. Adams, The Palmetto True Estate Company, Aiken, S.C., for Abolish Slavery Coalition
  • Sharon Chambers-Gordon, Windermere Skilled Associates, Tacoma, Wash., for Increasing Girls
  • Chris Cockerham, F.C. Tucker/Bloomington Real estate agent, Bloomington, Ind., for New Hope for Family members
  • Denny and Linda Ellsworth-Moore, Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood-Delta, Lansing, Mich., for Little one and Family Charities
  • Raymond Siddell, Keller Williams Legacy Group, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for Alongside one another We Achieve

NAR also hosts an on line-voting contest so Realtors can vote for their beloved Good Neighbor out of the 10 finalists. For 2021, the adhering to gained the most votes:

  • Brent Gieseke, will acquire an more $2,500 bonus donation for Agape Pamoja
  • Raymond Siddell, will acquire an added $1,250 for Alongside one another We Achieve
  • Denny Moore & Linda Ellsworth-Moore, will get an more $1,250 for Baby and Family members Charities

NAR’s Fantastic Neighbor Awards software is supported by key sponsor realtor.com, together with Chase and the Heart for Realtor Advancement.

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