AUSTIN, TX – In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, Realty Austin and Veterans United co-sponsored a two-day home repair project with Rebuilding Together Austin for Vietnam War Veteran, Betram Allen.
More than 30 Realty Austin agents volunteered to repair Bertram’s home — including Albert Allen, who is not only a Realty Austin agent but also an Army veteran, Vice President of Rebuilding Together Austin, and Bertram’s nephew.
Albert said that it was amazing to see two organizations that he’s a part of come together and support a dear member of his family. “The combination of the funding from Veterans United, the partnership with Realty Austin, and then [finding out] that someone I care about was going to get [this] assistance [was] pretty cool!”
In the wake of Winter Storm Uri, Bertram and his family were faced with extensive damage to their home. “What [Realty Austin] is doing here is something that I really appreciate,” Betram said. He went on to say that “although at one time I could’ve done some of these [repairs],” that as a senior citizen he would’ve been overwhelmed trying to repair the home himself.
Realty Austin is proud to support and serve our military service members. As an organization founded upon the principle of giving back, we honor and appreciate the commitments and sacrifices each and every one of them has made. “It’s vital in this business to give back,” Realty Austin agent Justin Phillips said, “I like giving back whenever possible to our community and [my fellow] veterans.”
Rebuilding Together Austin is on a mission to revitalize homes and help transform the lives of our neighbors in need within the Greater Austin area. Here’s how you can help.
Our Whole-hearted Thanks
Realty Austin wants to thank its 2020 Corazón Circle members; who are agents that have pledged $1,000 or more to our charitable giving initiatives. Without their generous support, these types of projects would not be possible. Special thanks to:
Jeffrey Schnabel, Jen Berbas, Ashley Brinkman, Brian Copland, Susan deGraffenried, Bryan & Rebecca Greenleaf, Elle Klein Garrison, Debbie Barrera, Cristina Valdés, Mindy Guevara, Penny Moulder, Sharon Murray, Jennifer Henry, Adam Walker, Todd Bailey, Ruth E. Powers, Ami Davis, Maggie Falvey, Kim Fodor, Jackie Horton, Fara Kosari, Johnny Ronca, Michael & Stacy Spickes, Lisa Muñoz, Laurie Kriegel, Kelvin Glover, Sumina Bhatti, Donna Ciccarelli, Brooke Steele, Gigi Jacks McClaskey, Cathy Trifiro, Beverly M. Williams, Jeremy Fisher, Amy Edwards, Rob Kellogg, Nick Easley, Joi Jones, Bob & Michaela Hachtel, Robie Dodson, Jeffrey & Gina Nyland, Darcy Newton, Charla Housson, Michelle Allen, Ashley Jackson, Jon Chambers, Aaron Nann, Michael Said, Mark Ponton, Melissa Roberts, Charles Runnels, Manny Arce, Deanna Garza, Ben Pierson, Holly McCormick, Amy Gandy, Chad Proctor, Cynthia Mattiza, Catalina Castellanos, Peter van Kooij, Grace Miralle-Wilkens, Lockie Ealy, Jen Arsaga, Rita Little, Lily Clason, Kelli Whirlow, Henry Valles, John Richardson, Lindsey Fenton, Evonne Gottsch, Caren Upshaw, Alexia Dauterive, Kim Fry, Sari Pearce, Rylan Clark, Matt Pariseau, Daphne Quay, Rick Rabon, Melanie McNearney, Rela Manigsaca, Paige Dahiyat, Dani Whitacre, Amy Tisdale, Debbie Novelli, Shelly Hemingson, Lauri Schroeder, Allie Martinez, James Jarvis, Patti Simon, Chad Mize, Debbie Trominski, Cheri Martz, Yusuf Johnson, Suzanne Valentine, Beverly Silverman, Kristen Jacobs, Burt Dement, Rob Albertson, Kevin Wilhelm, Amanda Nguyen, Natalia Roush, Jeffrey Brown, Jeff Tucker, Amy Mills, David Davis, Shannon Reeve, Alicia Kelley, Gina Limon, Amy Paczosa, Doug Byron, Sarah McAloon, Cory Culpepper Bramson, Wafiq Alalawi, Matt Zukauckas, Kim Wilkin, Ruth Lunday, Kelley Menefee, Jonna Juul-Hansen, Brendan Doherty, Carrie Hiner, Lori Elam, Suad Krebber, Polly Clarke, Shannon Owen, Susan Patterson, Daphne Arender, Betsy Gallagher, Kristin Kreisel, Lauren Pryor, Teresa Carson, Lisa Madden, Aubrey Shaw, Dave Chastain, Amanda Godwin, Susan Russell, MJ Moran, Katie Hobbs, Mabely Reyes, Allison Salmon, Rebecca Gindele, Kevin Hutchison, Mahshid Caras, Dina Majd, Jennifer Korba, Ferree Rhodes, Sherri Farias, Ryan Schwartz, Damon Brown, Liza Brazzil, Susie Lee, Rick Whittemore, Kristi Stavrou, Denise Braun, Katy Hall, Ross Ponder, Barron Johnson, Jenny Rosas, Allison Dady, Kathy Jacobs, Winona Barron, Sue Lindell, Sasha Vasquez, and David and Alyssa Ramirez.
Our Austin Pledge
Here at Realty Austin, we believe that everyone deserves to have a safe and affordable place to call home. That’s why, for over ten years, our hardworking and big-hearted agents and staff have donated nearly $2 million in charitable contributions and more than 25,000 volunteer hours to help make safe and affordable housing available to everyone. And it’s why we partner with organizations like Community First! Village, Foundation Communities, Austin Habitat for Humanity, the SAFE Alliance, and Central Texas Table of Grace.
To learn more about our partners and their impact on the community, visit ouraustinpledge.com.