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Front Page - Friday, February 11, 2022

NAR calls on Realtors to apply for the 2022 Good Neighbor Awards

The National Association of Realtors is accepting applications for its 2022 Good Neighbor Awards. The program recognizes Realtors who have made an extraordinary impact in their communities through volunteer service.

Five winners will receive a $10,000 grant for their nonprofit organization and will be recognized at the November 2022 Realtors Conference & Expo in Orlando, earning travel expenses to the event and media exposure for their causes.

Five honorable mentions will receive a $2,500 grant.

“During a time when so many are in need, it’s encouraging to see Realtors across the country continuing to give back through volunteerism,” says NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith. “With Realtors volunteering at nearly three times the rate of the general population, the Good Neighbor Awards shines a light on the amazing efforts that NAR members put forth to help their neighbors and better their communities.”

Since 2000, the Good Neighbor Awards program has donated $1.4 million to Realtor-led nonprofits around the country. The awards program is supported by primary sponsor realtor.com and receives additional support from the Center for Realtor Development.

2021 Good Neighbor Award Winner Bob Bell, who feeds 10,000 low-income school children each week, says the grant allowed his nonprofit to serve more children.

“The national exposure also brought us more supporters and has inspired Realtors across the nation to contemplate how they can address childhood hunger in their areas,” Bell adds.

Good Neighbor Award entries must be received by May 2. To be eligible, nominees must be NAR members in good standing and should have made a significant impact as a volunteer for a 501(c)(3) organization.

Nominees are chosen for the award based on their personal impact on their community through volunteer work.

Nomination form

Source: NAR