EBR VOTE - NAR Good Neighbor Award
Edmond Realtor® Kristy Payne Named NAR Good Neighbor Award Finalist- Honored by National Association of Realtors® for impactful volunteer work in her community
The National Association of Realtors® has honored EBR REALTOR member Kristy Payne as a finalist for its 2019 Good Neighbor Awards. NAR, the nation’s largest trade association, uses the Good Neighbor Award to honor Realtors® who have made a positive impact on their communities through extraordinary volunteer service.
This year marks the 20th year the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized Realtor® volunteers. During that time, $1.3 million in grants has been awarded to more than 200 nonprofits led by Realtors®. Their impact has been felt in 40 states, 15 countries and in Puerto Rico, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars in charitable fundraising and incalculable hours of volunteer time.
Kristy Payne is representing the Fostering Sweet Dreams Foundation. As a foster parent, Payne learned about the needs of families who may suddenly be asked to care for a child who is removed from a relative's home. She provides necessities like beds and car seats to help bridge the gap for families working to collect all the resources required for placement. Since 2016, Payne has helped 2,000 children across 31 Oklahoma counties.
Kristy is one of ten Realtors® being honored have donated their time, money and passion to enrich the lives of the people in their communities.
On October 2, five winners will be named from among the 10 finalists. Winners will receive a $10,000 grant and national media exposure for their efforts, including a feature in the November/December issue of REALTOR® Magazine. The winners will also receive travel expenses to the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, where they will accept an award in front of thousands of their peers. On October 2, the remaining five finalists will also be named honorable mentions and receive a $2,500 grant in recognition of their work.We need you to vote for Kristy and help share this exciting news! The top three vote getters will win bonus grants of $2,500, $1,250 and $1,250, respectively, for their nonprofit organizations. Last year's Web Choice Favorite voting program, which is sponsored and funded by realtor.com®, generated a record of more than 165,000 votes. Cast your vote for Kristy between August 28 and September 28.