Easy come, Easier go

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

So the government just dropped $2,400 into my bank account. Money that is supposed to help those that have lost their jobs and are having trouble paying their bills. It is also designed to help put cash back into a faltering economy.

Fortunately, I am in Real Estate, so it's tough for me to lose my job. Despite everything, my business has been good this year. My wife has a good job as well and other than having to work from home, she has not really been impacted either.

So, together we decided that the financial windfall from the government really should go to someone much more deserving than us so we are donating the full amount to the local food bank. With the overwhelming demand by folks looking for help from the food banks we feel that our small gift, combined with others will do the most good for people in need.

So, if the government has dropped cash into your account and you are in good financial shape already, please consider donating to a cause that will directly help those who are in desperate need.

Posted by

Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545



I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.

Comments (15)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

What a great gesture  You will be rewarded many time over..

Apr 15, 2020 05:58 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That's a great idea. I don't think they're going to drop money in my bank account (we changed states and banks since my last tax returns). That being said, I do think it would be great if those that can afford to help others, do.

Apr 15, 2020 06:04 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Peter - I am sure your generosity will be appreciated   

Apr 15, 2020 06:11 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Peter den Boer I didn't get one, but I donate to our local food pantry..... My mother just passed away and all donations were directed to the Franklin Food Pantry..... 

Apr 15, 2020 07:32 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Peter den Boer - you are a very good man.  That is a great idea.  I have not even checked but not expecting anything.

Apr 15, 2020 09:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Peter- what a generous thing for you to do. I love where your heart is. 

Apr 15, 2020 06:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Apr 18, 2020 06:44 PM
Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

That's a great thing to do Peter den Boer 

Apr 19, 2020 04:35 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Well this speaks volumes about you. We have yet to see any windfall, but if we do, we also plan to use it to support our local community. 

Apr 19, 2020 06:53 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

A nice thought. You are fortunate.

Apr 19, 2020 09:52 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

During times like this, we all pull together to help the less fortunate.

Apr 20, 2020 06:07 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

What a wonderful idea! You are such a thoughtful man!

Apr 20, 2020 01:14 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


What a thoughtful and kind thing to do.


Apr 20, 2020 04:47 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS

What a beautiful and kind gesture on your part. Love it! 

Apr 20, 2020 08:09 PM
Lisa Smith
Keller Williams Capital Partners - Worthington, OH
Listings Manager

What a generous and selfless thing to do :)

Apr 22, 2020 10:49 AM

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