Realtors® are integral to successful communities, supporting causes large and small and volunteering their time to help improve the lives of those who call those communities home. The National Association of Realtors® recognized 10 Realtors® as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2013 Good Neighbor Awards.
Among the extraordinary group was Susanne Crenshaw, an associate with the Central Oklahoma, Edmond, (Okla.) market center.
For 19 years, Crenshaw has shaped and improved the futures of the elderly and handicapped by providing daytime care and relieving the burden on caregivers. She is the former volunteer president of Daily Living Centers Inc., which is the largest adult day healthcare program in Oklahoma, providing 934 participants with self-sufficiency, dignity and hope, and helping delay or prevent placement in nursing homes. Crenshaw spearheaded fundraising efforts to fund the construction of two new facilities and launched a daily transportation service.
This year marks the 14th year the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized Realtors® who improve the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work. The Realtors® acknowledged by this program over the years donate their time, money and passion to create a positive impact on others and address critical needs in their community.
“The Good Neighbor Awards signify the dedication and passion Realtors® have for helping others in need,” said NAR President Gary Thomas, broker-owner of Evergreen Realty, in Villa Park, Calif. “These 10 Realtors® are not only a tremendous example to others for their dedication and passion, but also they remind us that Realtors® build communities in myriad ways. I am proud to honor them and look forward to helping them grow their efforts.”