Localism And Active Rain: "Of Course, I Will ..."

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

Recently, I wrote a follow up post about a police officer memorial here in Tucson Arizona for Erik Hite.  

A few days later I received an email from this officer's cousin in California who couldn't afford to come and see the memorial that was completed last month.   She happened to find the post while doing a search. She also mentioned that she sent the link out to the rest of the family all across the country who could not be at the funeral.  The one picture that they are hanging on to is the one taken where he died.  I could see the tears in her email as she described her cousin, the funeral and then the peace she had after reading the post and seeing the pictures.   As a follow up she asked me to photograph a second memorial that was built at Officer Hite's church so that she could share it with the family. 

Of course, I will.

Two days ago, I received another "Contact Via Active Rain" email from a classmate of Officer Hite.  This would have been his 25th high school reunion.   The classmate has posted the link on the reunion web page and it will be featured in a slide show at the event.  He found the post after a Google search that came back to Active Rain and was happy to know there was a permanent memorial for Officer Hite.  As a result of this one post, Officer Hite's classmates are going to raise money to add a special marker to the memorial and would like me to help them as a liaison with the Tucson Police Department to make it happen. 

Of course, I will.

Posting on Active Rain, Localism and an Outside Blog often generates leads and connects all of us with our community thanks to the power behind the rain.  But as we write and post - it's good to keep in mind that there is also a reward that isn't monetary - it's just simply doing to give back.  Feeling the tears and the "over the Internet hugs" are reminders to use the gifts of Active Rain in more ways than one.

Of course, I will continue to be grateful to Active Rain for the help it has given to these families and friends - now and in the future.

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This blog is written with my opinions and my opinions are  presented with accuracy but not guarantees. Please talk to a professional before making any real estate, financial or agency decisions.    Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind - 2014. If you want to reprint parts of this - just email me for my permission: KGCProperties@gmail.com .



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Heather Chavez
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Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235

That's wonderful, Gabrielle.  You just never really know how far reaching one of your blog posts can be, do you?

Jul 07, 2009 03:08 AM #1
John Watch
AccuriZ LLC. - Whitestone, NY

This is a great post and a true testament to the power of networking and the Rain.

Jul 07, 2009 03:09 AM #2
Ron Tiller
Star Referral - Grand rapids MI - Grand Rapids, MI

a beautiful story with beautiful results.

Jul 07, 2009 03:48 AM #3
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


What a terrific story and kudos to you for helping the family. You never know where a post might end up. 


Jul 07, 2009 04:07 AM #4
Michele Reneau
Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor - Summerville, SC
Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team

Wow! Good use of localism to post memorial info. What a great way to honor locals. Gotta love AR and it's far reaching arms into localism.

Jul 07, 2009 02:25 PM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Gabs, I always am amazed how some people's posts reach out and touch people. I have read many of your posts that touch me and I thank you for it...

Jul 07, 2009 04:07 PM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Very nice results for a great post that you wrote.  Congrats Gabrielle.

Jul 08, 2009 12:30 AM #7
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING GABE!  Thanks so much - it was a good feeling knowing that something I wrote helped someone in a very important way to them! -- Gabrielle

GOOD MORNING PAUL!  Ahh .. that's one of the nicest things I've read - thanks Paul - your photos and words positively impact me as well! -- Gabrielle

GOOD MORNING MICHELE!  Thanks so much - it's nice to see you here!  AR does a lot more for people than we realize sometimes! -- Gabrielle

GOOD MORNING RICH!  No we don't know where these posts will end up!  It's nice when it's something very positive!  Nice to see you here! -Gabrielle

GOOD MORNING RON!  Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! -- Gabrielle

GOOD MORNING JOHN!  This really is a powerful venue for us all - in so many different ways!  Thanks for stopping by -- Gabrielle

GOOD MORNING HEATHER!  We don't - it's terrific that I can help and that's such a a great benefit from all the writing we all do! -- Gabrielle


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