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Pat’s Birthday….

Pat’s Birthday….

[ 0 ] February 10, 2011

Today, February 10, is Pat Sherman’s birthday. She’s the one who inspired this NAR Benevolent Foundation campaign and website. She is still in a home for care…almost two years since her tragic fall. Today she got to exercise for the first time in three weeks….recumbent bike. Her Yellow Lab, Bella, was brought to see her [...]

Making a Difference in the Life of a REALTOR®

Making a Difference in the Life of a REALTOR®

[ 0 ] December 8, 2010

At a recent WCR (Women’s Council of REALTORS®) luncheon in a state in the southwest the need for a Benevolent Foundation at NAR was discussed.The story was told of a local REALTOR® who had breast cancer. She could not afford treatment or medication. She died….could a NAR Benevolent Foundation have made a difference? Comforting? Psychological? [...]

Blog about NAR Benevolent Foundation Generates Response

Blog about NAR Benevolent Foundation Generates Response

[ 1 ] November 16, 2010

WOW! Our last blog about Benevolent Foundations generated an excellent response. There were some fresh ideas regarding the National Association of REALTORS® working with the local and state associations…some very worthy possibilities that we had not considered. This type of input is why we thought a work group at NAR would do well to get [...]

NAR Leadership Team Sidesteps Benevolent Foundation Appeal

NAR Leadership Team Sidesteps Benevolent Foundation Appeal

[ 1 ] November 10, 2010

To all of us who have embraced and are supporting the campaign (branded as For Pat’s Sake) for NAR to establish a Benevolent Foundation: not such good news. The response of the eight member Leadership Team of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to a resolution advanced by the Tennessee Association of REALTORS® for the [...]

Compassion: an expression of the heart, humanity

Compassion: an expression of the heart, humanity

[ 0 ] October 26, 2010

“Compassion is a powerful yet tender expression of the heart. The root of the English word is ‘to feel with’. Compassion is most clearly and simply expressed in the Golden rule -’Do unto other as you would have them do unto you’. Compassion is a core value of all spiritual traditions. It is the dynamic [...]

REALTORS® Can Make a Difference

REALTORS® Can Make a Difference

[ 0 ] October 23, 2010

I received news this week that our Pat, as in http://ForPatsSake.com is facing a potentially life threatening procedure and that her suffering continues. I believe more than ever that we, the REALTOR® Family, could have made a difference in recovery had there been a REALTORS® Benevolent Foundation….for Pat it has been nineteen continuous months in [...]

Martin Luther King and REALTORS®

Martin Luther King and REALTORS®

[ 0 ] October 21, 2010

Martin Luther King, to whose Washington memorial NAR contributed $1,000,000, in his last sermon at Washington National Cathedral said, “A great nation is a compassionate nation. But America has not met the obligation to the poor”. I believe that NAR is a compassionate Association…evidenced by the REALTORS® Relief Foundation…but let’s go one step farther to [...]

Catastrophe – Compassion – Caring for REALTORS®

Catastrophe – Compassion – Caring for REALTORS®

[ 0 ] October 19, 2010

HELP US HELP REALTORS®! Disease, flood, tornadoes, oil spills, hurricanes, crime, violence, wrecks, falls….can all be traumatizing dramatically changing one’s and fortunes. Insurance runs out; social agencies are exhausted; government welfare is not available; family resources are consumed….Where is the hope? For REALTORS® a Benevolent Foundation could provide that Bridge of Hope to a brighter [...]

Chilean miners and REALTORS

Chilean miners and REALTORS

[ 0 ] October 16, 2010

Just as the rescued Chilean miners are expected to experience emotional and psychological problems so do some of our fellow REALTORS® suffering from shocking, sudden misfortune….Would a contribution from a REALTORS® Benevolent Foundation provide a Bridge of Hope to ease the pains of the emotional and psychological issues? Support the effort to get NAR to [...]

Who would care…if you were the REALTOR who…

Who would care…if you were the REALTOR who…

[ 2 ] September 23, 2010

Who would care for you…if you were the REALTOR who fell off her ladder while changing a light bulb? The result was paralysis….no work…loss of home. Who would care for you….if you were the loyal, long serving staff person who suddenly had heart issues exhausting all resources and creating $100,000 debt and having no funds [...]