Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty & Management)

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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Help Build Hope.  Our church does an annual Build The Walls event in affiliation with this group, typically building the frames for 4-6 houses in a bit over 4 hours. There's a pre-cut team the day before so all the wood is stacked and ready to go on Saturday morning.  Then Saturday about 500 people volunteer.  It's an amazing experience.

"Help Build Hope events provide a "teachable moment" for teaching the importance of worship, service and discipleship within the body of Christ. The tool we have selected to use in teaching these principles is the framing and construction of homes for those who need housing. A Help Build Hope event brings these wall framing projects directly to the parking lot of your church, camp or convention. When the walls have been framed there is a prayer and dedication service after which the walls are donated to a partnering organization. This partnering organization will then take the home to completion."

Aug 09, 2017 07:06 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Wounded Warriors Homes

Aug 09, 2017 06:52 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

My favorite charities (Love Inc & Hope International) help with housing indirectly, as a part of the whole project. I have never worked with a charity that is all housing based like Habitat for Humanity, though we do support our local rescue mission, which focuses on homelessness. I would be interested to know what a charity you are thinking of starting would be set up like and what the primary objective would be for it? -Kasey

Aug 09, 2017 07:33 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Habitat for Humanity & I have participated in a number of their builds and it's a great experience !

Aug 09, 2017 07:19 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
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Habitat for Humanity - they were the only ones who were taking the old style TV's - which no one takes anymore

Aug 09, 2017 07:11 AM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Habit for Humanity gets my vote

Aug 09, 2017 06:57 AM
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Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

OCJ kids a local charity, it's not related to housing but in a way it is. So many foster kids need a home .

Aug 09, 2017 12:29 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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None.  I absolutely can't stand Habitat for Humanity.  I worked three jobs, earned a Master's degree, sacrificed a social life during my 20s as well as much more so that I could afford to buy a house.  Sorry, but I don't believe in handouts.  Yes I know they have to help build it, so what!  I had to improve myself so I could EARN it!  Home ownership is a privilege, NOT a right!

Aug 09, 2017 10:17 AM
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Alexander- Slocum
Adamas Realty - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

My new favorite is the Clark County Veterans Assistance Center.  Last year they helped about 50 Homeless Vets get off the streets, with new jobs, Deposit and First + Last Month Rent Paid.  With the skyrocketing rents in our area, this is no small feat!

Aug 09, 2017 09:57 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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         I don't have a favorite.    

Aug 09, 2017 08:24 AM
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Code Purple shelters, Crisis House, People's Place and Habitat for Humanity in this area. 

It would be great if you would join the Habitat Board. I used to be on a fundraising committee with them. Starting your own charity would be awesome.

Aug 09, 2017 08:20 AM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
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A local charity called The Lighthouse.  It is a faith based charity that is the primary local organization to feed and house the homeless.  

Aug 09, 2017 07:18 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Habitat has been a favored real estate charity for a long time.

Aug 09, 2017 07:05 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
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Habitat is a good one.

Aug 09, 2017 07:04 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Habitat for Humanity.

Aug 09, 2017 06:42 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Habitat for Humanity, Nathan Gesner.

Aug 09, 2017 07:24 PM
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Pete Xavier with X Group Real Estate Advocates
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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Thumbs up for Habitat for Humanity!

Aug 09, 2017 07:13 PM
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Building Homes For Heroes - 

Aug 09, 2017 05:15 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

The only charity related to housing that I like is those that house and take care of pets!!! 

Aug 09, 2017 02:17 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Eagle Home Mortgage, LENNAR HOMES Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
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I've built houses and fundraised for Habitat. 

Aug 09, 2017 01:24 PM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
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Not sure there are any, not publicized much here. Personally I prefer to donate to animal charities or health ones because family is suffering (Crohns or Cancer.)

Aug 09, 2017 10:58 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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I still vote for Habitat for Humanity. 

Aug 09, 2017 10:10 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner Habitat for Humanity and Wounded Warriors.

Aug 09, 2017 09:55 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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First thing that came to me mind is habitat for humanity.

Aug 09, 2017 08:47 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Habitat for Humanity

Aug 09, 2017 07:39 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Habitat....

Aug 09, 2017 07:39 AM
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Habitat For Humanity. My RESA group is doing a build day next week.

Aug 09, 2017 07:38 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Habitat for Humanity does very good work.

Aug 09, 2017 07:16 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Habitat for Humanity gets my vote!

Aug 09, 2017 06:55 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Homeless shelter. Volunteered there it smells ....

Aug 09, 2017 06:53 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I do not have one, quest I should.

 

Aug 13, 2017 03:43 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Habitat is really good, and we have one for Wounded warriers too.

Aug 12, 2017 09:17 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Habitat.

Aug 11, 2017 02:17 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Habitat for Humanity is a good one.

Aug 10, 2017 05:08 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
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Nathan Gesner - none, related to housing. I donte regularly at the temple I visit every week, if possible.

Aug 09, 2017 10:07 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't have one

Aug 09, 2017 09:02 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
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I work with several homeless programs but have not had the opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity yet, none in our town.

Aug 09, 2017 08:26 PM
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Habit for Humanity and its an awesome group!!!

Aug 09, 2017 07:34 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It's probably Habit for Humanity. We have donated a lot to build on, worked on houses and my husband and son in law were superintendents on a couple of houses.

Aug 09, 2017 07:34 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

I don't have one directly related to housing... I support Children's Miracle Network and my local animal shelter, as well as my local food bank.

Aug 09, 2017 09:15 AM
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Susan Jacobsen
The Alliance Group Realty - Hilton Head Island, SC
20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service

I'm involved and donate to Habitat for Humanity both locally and nationally.

Aug 09, 2017 08:30 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We have a local charity that works with the Unexpected Homeless . They operate out of an old city hotel and work towards getting them back on their feet and into a rental .

Aug 09, 2017 08:17 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Hallmark Realtors - Clark, NJ
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Habitat for Humanity.

Aug 09, 2017 07:54 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Helping Hands.

A local faith based organization that intervenes to improve quality of life, maintenance and repair and bridge the gap for those who find themselves overwhelmed. I can be landscaping, painting, paying utilities, building ramps and repairs of many kinds.

As Liz and Bill Spear suggest, the beneficiaries and the volunteer enter into a community of servitude that makes everyone stronger.

Aug 09, 2017 07:42 AM