Rebecca Moniz, Weichert, Realtors® Cress & Company, East Greenwich, R.I.
Moniz supports military families through The Rhode Island Military Family Programs by bringing together resources that help service members and their families with housing-related needs during and after deployment. She co-founded the Realtors® Troop Support Task Force at the Rhode Island Association of Realtors®, which has educated more than 1,300 service members about homeownership, loan modifications, refinancing scams and tax assessments. She also raised money to train teachers and guidance counselors to identify and treat deployment-related behavioral problems in children whose parents are serving overseas.
Joel Pratt, J.L. Pratt Realtors®, Canton, Mass.
In nine years, Pratt has raised more than $1 million for MatchingDonors.com, a nonprofit website that connects patients who need organs with living donors. With MatchingDonors.com, patients' wait time has been cut from 7-10 years for a deceased donor organ to an average of six months for a living donor. As the director of business development, Pratt raises money by seeking out donations such as cars, boats, real estate and corporate surplus and sells them for cash. To date, more than 500 people have had successful transplants.
Kristina Rhodes, F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors®, Newburgh, Ind.
Rhodes is a dedicated volunteer and visionary with Make-A-Wish, an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. A trailblazer in her region, Rhodes is credited with spearheading the Make-A-Wish mission in an area of the country where it wasn't well known, and since then, helping make wishes come true for 80 children. She has engaged hundreds of local supporters and corporate sponsors who have raised more than $400,000 dollars. She also launched the first regional council in the area, which has become a model for the Make-A-Wish organization to use throughout the country.
REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Awards is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Nominees were judged on their personal contribution of time as well as financial and material contributions to benefit their cause. To be eligible, nominees must be NAR members in good standing. More information about the Good Neighbor Awards finalists is available at www.REALTOR.org/gna.
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