By Stacey Moncrieff, editor in chief, REALTOR® Magazine
It’s not too late to help Good Neighbor Award winner Greg Adamson and his Utah-based Heart 2 Home Foundation win $30,000 in the APX Gives Back Facebook contest. The contestants are charities from around the country; anyone can register with APX Gives Back and vote for their favorite contestant/cause once a day. The contest has been going on for weeks, but there’s still time to cast four votes between now and midnight Saturday. One grand prize winner will get $100,000, and five regional runners-up, those receiving the most votes from each region after the overall winner, will be awarded $30,000 each.
I spoke with Greg yesterday, and although Heart 2 Home is several thousand votes behind the first-place organization, it’s in contention for a runner-up prize with more than 17,000 votes. But the voting is close, and if Heart 2 Home loses that spot, it gets no money. Why not help Greg win the $30,000? Heart 2 Home was founded to remodel and rebuild houses for very needy households, but it’s currently trying to fund an even bigger project—rebuilding a community center in inner-city Salt Lake City. The center serves refugees from Sudan, Nepal, and many other troubled areas. Greg says there are 117 languages spoken there.
You can learn more about APX Gives Back by reading my last blog post on this topic. Or just visit the APX Gives Facebook page. The charities in contention are divided by region; you’ll find Heart 2 Home in the Mountain region. Voting is literally done with the click of a button. Consider making this quick Internet stop for the next four days on behalf of a great cause. Cast today’s vote. Thank you!