Why Do I Volunteer....Because I Get Back Emails Like This

Why Do I Volunteer....Because I Get Back Emails Like This

Why Do I Volunteer....Because I Get Emails Like This Back

For the past several years, I have volunteered with othe Realtors and our families to help hand out turkeys and all the fixings for a great Thanksgiving Day meal.

We really have no rules except that you have to be an adult. I live in an area called the "Inland Empire" and both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties are in this area.

For the past several years, I have blogged about this event and had many callers asking questions and thanking me afterwards. This year I started getting calls before I had posted the dates and times so I was glad I could give them the information.

 We started handing out at 9:00 am shut down about 10:45 am. Many had arrived at 6:00 am to make sure they got their turkey.

So Saturday morning came and I went and helped hand out the turkeys plus corn, peas, stuffing, yams and a 5 lb. bag of potatoes. I was on "YAMS" and we all enjoyed ourselves. It did not seem like work and I was really sorry when all 450 turkeys for this location had been given out. I loved wishing everyone a "Happy Thankgiving" and seeing all of their smiling faces...especially the little kids who were still wrapped up in blankets and even PJ's because of the frigid cold.

But then while I was reading my email Saturday night I found this note......

 We sure will have a wonderful Thanksgiving :) and you know what.. you guys doubled blessed us, we never knew about the Habitat for Humanity  Re-Store what a blessing and we got to see the workshop too about the ceiling fans :) Thanksgiving Dinner and all the goodies with it and now a resource that we can go to, to help fix our home, being low income and just trying to make it through, but yet, to make it through the holiday thank you so much :) what a Blessing :) Thank you :) have a wonderful Thanksgiving :) Have a good evening  

I was so happy to receive it and glad many had found my blog post for the past couple of years as well. Yes, blogging absolutely does work....and gets the word out to the people you are trying to reach. Happy Thanksgiving. Why to I Volunteer- To Give Back to the Community 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsKristin Hamilton CA Realtor • November 25 2013 09:25AM

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Kristin, A big shout for you on a very well done job of helping folks who really need help. Super cool to get that email from a recipient. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 5 years ago

Kristin,

 

What a wonderful way to spend your morning.I think you just gave someone a leg up.And it is always so touching to receive a response to your efforts . I'm sure you will receive many more. Some people have never been in that needy position before. Have a good holiday.

 

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Posted by Caprice Couselle Realtor Morristown Homes For Sale, First Time Home Buyers,Relocation,Horse Farms (Keller Williams Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi Robert,

I was very surprised and happy as well. I know the people appreciate it but this email confirmed it for me.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 5 years ago

Caprice Realty,

Yes, I am very happy and unfortunately this is a tough time of the year for many wonderful people who just need a little help for the holidays. I was so surprised as it just blew me away...with joy.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi Kristin, The photo is powerful and certainly I tip my hat to all of you for the wonderful things you do. When people line up like this, is has to break ones heart seeing first hand knowing so many are in need. This was a wonderul thing you all did here!

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 5 years ago

Hi William,

This is one of my favorite volunteer jobs that I always do every Thanksgiving. I buy boy and girl toys at Christmas but that is so easy to just drop off and go. But here, you get to interact and enjoy  yourself. Thanks for the kind words.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 5 years ago

Kristin, what a great story! Yo are a wonderful asset to your community!

Posted by Lisa Friedman, 29 Years of Real Estate Experience! (Great American Dream Realty) over 5 years ago

Kristin, I am so glad you volunteer like this, I choose not to do this but I in turn give a lot to help those who volunteer to give to the needy...less work for me to go shop and drop off the goodies that you distribute both get the same satisfaction and the result is the same a good deed for those who need it...and it is nice to be in a position that we can! Have a great Thanksgiving if we do not connect Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 5 years ago

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for the kind words. There are many of us who volunteer to help people in our communities. It is very little work and effort but I get so much out of it and seeing their smiling faces makes it all worthwhile.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi Endre,

We all do what we can and giving out the funds is so important too. We couldn't help if we didn't have the $$$. Many blessings to you and Diane.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 5 years ago

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