Annual awards program recognizes Orlando Realtors for community service efforts and provides $10,000 in grants to local organizations
Orlando REALTORS® don’t just help people realize their dreams of homeownership, they also help build communities.
Now, 10 of those community-building REALTORS® have been honored for their efforts by the fourth annual Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association Good Neighbor Awards. Each of the nonprofit organizations helped by our GNA recipients’ volunteer efforts will receive a $1,000 donation from ORRA to support their missions, including a popular non-profit organization in Apopka.
“The ORRA Good Neighbor Awards recipients epitomize the REALTOR® dedication to improving the quality of life for all residents of our communities,” says ORRA President Lou Nimkoff, Brio Real Estate Services, LLC. “This year’s award winners – along with every Orlando REALTOR® who embraces the spirit of volunteerism – go above and beyond in their commitment to making our neighborhoods better places to live.”
The ORRA Good Neighbor Awards is a project of the ORRA Community Relations Committee, which is responsible for many of the association’s community service initiatives. It also organizes volunteerism activities for all members’ participation and considers requests for ORRA support by local nonprofit organizations.
In Apopka, ORRA honored Bob Caldwell of the Caldwell Realty Services Organization by donating $1,000 to the Debbie Turner Cancer Care & Resource Center.
Bob is currently serving as volunteer president of the Debbie Turner Cancer Care & Resource Center, and when he’s done overseeing a Board of Directors meeting, he steps outside to work on the building’s maintenance or make repairs with materials that he donates.
Bob has donated thousands of dollars and spent more than a decade as a volunteer at the center, which assists cancer patients with their many day-to-day challenges. The center provides transportation assistance, Internet access, support and counseling, prosthetics, a food bank, and even hair and spa services. There’s even help for teens who want to attend their proms and graduations.