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CAAR Member Susan Stewart Honored with First Quarter Neighbor Award 

Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) has announced that Susan Stewart of Roy Wheeler Realty - Zions Crossroads is the first quarter Good Neighbor Award recipient. The Good Neighbor Award program highlights local REALTORS® who dedicate significant time and interest to projects that make a lasting impact on our communities.

Susan StewartStewart was nominated by her Broker, Michael Guthrie, for her dedication, service and fundraising efforts for a variety of organizations including People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM), Fluvanna Habitat for Humanity, and Beautiful Gate Church. In addition to Stewart's organizational efforts, she has also helped and supported numerous individuals who are facing various challenges such as a chronic illness or overcoming being homeless.

"It is extremely important to CAAR that we recognize our REALTOR® members who are making a difference in the community. It is equally important that we also make a donation on behalf of the honoree to show our support for them and the hard work they generously provide to those in need," said CAAR President Anita Dunbar.

"Susan Stewart is an amazing person and an incredible asset to PACEM and the Journey Volunteer Program. She gave up her own time each week to faithfully meet with one of our PACEM guests. She provided meals, clothes and most importantly true friendship to a homeless gentleman in our community. Susan has helped on other occasions with PACEM and is without a doubt deserving of this Good Neighbor Award," said PACEM Board Member Cindy Proffitt.

A $250 donation was made to Fluvanna Christian Service Society in Stewart's name. Currently Stewart is raising funds to help pay medical expenses for a little girl, Morgan Yancey, who is battling with stage 4 cancer. If you would like to donate please search for "Precious 4 year old Morgan is battling Stage 4 Cancer" in the www.youcaring.com website.

AHIP, CAAR, & BRHBA Partner to Raise $50,000 by June 1 and Expand Community Awareness for Keeping Local Neighbors Safe at Home 

Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP), Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR), and Blue Ridge Home Builders Association (BRHBA) are partnering for the fourth year to support AHIP and the work to keep local neighbors Safe at Home.

We want to rally awareness of AHIP and raise $50,000 for emergency repair and home rehab work for seniors, families with children, neighbors with disabilities, and other low-income homeowners in need in Charlottesville and Albemarle.

"We are not able to run our programs without the support of this community, REALTORS®, and home builders. They are among our strongest champions in our mission to provide a safe, secure, healthy environment for all," Jennifer Jacobs, AHIP executive director, said. "Only with these partners can we achieve this level of impact year after year."

Please join us on Thursday, May 28th at Burtons Grill - 15% of proceeds will be donated to AHIP all-day. Burtons Grill will increase their donation to 20% during the hours of 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
"REALTORS® are invested in building our community and strengthening our neighborhoods, and these events are a great way for us to get involved. We look forward to participating in the spring campaign events, contributing to our local commerce, and of course, supporting the overall goal - keeping seniors, neighbors and children Safe at Home," CAAR President Anita Dunbar said.

Everyone should be Safe at Home. Partner with AHIP, CAAR, & BRHBA and be the hope to local families in need of critical home repairs. Learn more about this join initiative and make a contribution using FundRazr.com by June 1.

About CAAR

The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® serves more than 1,000 real estate professionals and affiliate members throughout the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Widely recognized as the leading voice for real estate in Central Virginia since 1925, CAAR members bring professionalism and high ethical standards to every business transaction. The Association advocates for the protection of private property rights and provides tools and technology for members to achieve expertise in serving the needs of customers and clients. The CAAR membership is committed to enriching the region’s neighborhoods by engaging in a variety of educational programs as well as community service events each year.

Vision - The REALTOR® is indispensable to every real estate decision.

Mission - To support our REALTOR® members to be professional, ethical and successful.