Giving Tuesday! Can you help build a home for someone in need?

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty

Thanks to Debbie Reynolds 12 days to Thanksgiving Challange, I've been contemplating all the blessings in my life. One of them is the ability to help others.

I have been donating 5% of my commissions to charity. Mostly to the MS Society and New Story, a group that builds homes for people in need in the developing world for $6,000 each. 100% of donations go toward labor and material to build the homes. 

 

 

I just donated to a family in El Salvador and I'd like to see if I can get my Active Rain family to help me raise $6,000 to build a home for this family. Here is their story. If you'd like to help go to this page to donate.

"Douglas and Deysi are a husband and wife living in Ahuachapan, El Salvador. There, they're working hard and raising their child. Douglas works as a contract worker finding work throughout the city and surrounding areas. Deysi is a vendor in the community where she sells fruit. 

The couples 4-year-old son, Diego is a lively boy. Douglas and Deysi worry about his safety in their current home. Specifically, when it rains they worry the house will not stay stable. Because water gets in when it rains and mixes with the dirt floor, it's hard to keep things clean. Deysi remarks that Diego often has rashes from the unclean conditions. 

Douglas and Deysi dream of a safe place to call their own and raise their son. A community with a place for Diego to grow and play would be a dream come true. Together, let's give this family a New Story!"

 

 

 

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Endre Barath, Jr.
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That is very nice of you to do that Michael, when I was in High School a hundred years ago Glenmary Brothers came to our school and asked us if we would like to help people in need to build homes a whole bunch of us went to Vanceburg Kentucky to build a home for a family... I support giving no matter where...Endre

Nov 28, 2017 05:01 PM #1
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Tammy Lankford,
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what a kind and giving heart.  My husband and I have "adopted" unofficially a family with 6 kids we're helping for Christmas for the 3rd year.  

Nov 28, 2017 10:59 PM #2
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Michael.  I hope you will be successful in raising the funds to help this family.

Dec 05, 2017 04:22 AM #3
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Hi, Michael...I also like to give back. I'm on our local BOD for Habitat for Humanity, and I volunteer one day a week at a thrift store where the proceeds go to the animal shelter. I also particiate in fundraisers for both organizations. 

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