Wilma Gonzalez is an editorial assistant at REALTOR® Magazine. In addition to taking on the occasional writing project, she helps manage the magazine's Good Neighbor Awards.
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For Georgia Butterfield, the holidays are never easy. Her heart is especially empty, mourning the loss of her son Cory who suddenly died in 1994 at age 38 from a brain hemorrhage.
That first empty Christmas, someone came to her real estate office looking for volunteers to help wrap gifts for a program called Adopt An Angel. Butterfield didn’t know much about the program, but decided to help to get her mind off her loss.
Adopt an Angel, she learned, collects holiday gifts for needy children of Alameda County, Calif.
Wayne J. Shaffer brings dignity to strangers, one person at a time.
For the third year, REALTOR® Magazine and the Good Neighbor Society have announced five new grant Volunteering Works recipients. Each of the honorees has turned their passion for helping others into action and is making a remarkable difference in their communities.
Cathie McGregor Critchlow has given strength to more than 300 women who have worked to conquer their addiction through The Women’s Retreat House, founded in 2007.
For 23 years, 2000 Good Neighbor Award Winner Gil Gillenwater has been crossing the Arizona border to a desperate Mexican town to help end the cycle of poverty.