Last week I attended my first Habitat for Humanity event. The experience was a blessing, and one that I am happy and humble to have been afforded the opportunity to help with.
Habitat for Humanity and Guarantee Real Estate Raised the Roof for a Family in Need
On May 11, Guarantee Real Estate partnered with Habitat for Humanity Fresno County and hosted an event to raise funds for the lovely “Chang Family”. The Chang Family, recently chosen to receive a Habitat Home, were both thankful and overcome with emotion when given a chance to address the crowd. Mr. Chang described to everyone what “Raise the Roof” meant to him. “This event means everything to me. It means a better life for my children and wife, and a chance for my children to grow up in an environment that I would not have been able to provide without your help tonight.” -Mr. Chang-Habitat Home Recipient.
Live Music, Good Food and Drinks
The event popped off with live sultry tunes from a local band as the mood was set for pure excitement through the entire time. Around 400 attendees mingled, laughed, and enjoyed the company of each other. A massive taco truck provided tacos with all of the toppings that one could handle. An array of drinks were provided by Home Services Lending, and a delectable assortment of deserts were provided by Susan Britter of First American Home Buyer’s Protection.
Job Well Done!
It takes about $15,000 to place a roof on a Habitat home. In addition to a grant given by the Guarantee Good Will Network, and the funds raised at the event, I’m told that a little over $11,000 was raised for the Chang Family! I’d say that Guarantee Real Estate, Habitat for Humanity, and the community partners who generously supported the event, should be proud of themselves for a job well done.
Thank You Thank You Thank You!
An event such as this requires many hands, and the joint effort of those who have big hearts. I want to give a huge shout out to the partners who helped to make this event successful: Century 21 C. Watson, Fidelity National Title, First American Title, Hyatt Real Estate, Sierra Pacific Mortgage, Joan Eaton & Paul Gibson, Keller Williams, Westland Realty, Realtor® Maria Martins-Sanchez, Old Republic Title, Placer Title, Realty Concepts, and one additional partner who wishes to remain anonymous. Also, I want to give a special shout out to those who organized the event: Sandy Darling, Desrie van Putten, Reginia Teter, and Josh Banker.