Now more than ever, it is so important that we take care of our community and lend a helping hand when we can. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty (LIV SIR) and its brokers are doing what they can to give back and support those who need it during these challenging times.
While LIV SIR’s brokers have always been a resource for real estate insight and guidance for the communities in which they live and work, many broker professionals are prioritizing being a source of support and appreciation for those keeping Colorado going during this unprecedented time.
LIV SIR broker, Heather Brecl, saw a need for masks for essential employees working at her local Safeway grocery store. Brecl took it upon herself to put her sewing skills to work and make masks for the Safeway employees by hand. In total, she made over 75 masks to protect the Safeway employees who make it possible for the community to purchase food safely.
“Doing something good during this challenging time for the people who are showing up every day on the front lines gave me a sense of purpose,” said Brecl. “I hope that I not only made people safer but also brought a smile to their faces.”
Another LIV SIR broker, Ron Martinez, wanted to help those who are working to save lives in our community. As an act of kindness and gratitude, Martinez partnered with his longtime friends, Drake Harris, owner of Trio Design and Mike Kienast, owner of Walter’s 303 Pizza, to bring lunch to the healthcare workers at Rose Medical Center. Martinez, Harris, and Kienast were able to donate lunch to 200 hardworking hospital employees, doctors, and nurses. Martinez commented,
“It was a small gesture in the big picture, but we wanted to try and show how incredibly grateful we were to these fine folks.”
When all schools moved to online education for the remainder of the school year, many families with children needed to replicate a classroom experience at home. To help ease that transition, many schools put together bags full of school supplies to help students complete their assignments from home. LIV SIR broker, Michelle Seward, donated 50 new tote bags to help the Englewood School District supply more than 300 families with the supplies they need to help their children succeed.
“During this time, I’m all about ‘making things right’ for my family and for my community,” explained Seward. “As a family, it is very important for us to focus on how we can make things go well rather than focusing on what is out of our control.”
LIV SIR brokers, Stuart Crowell and Delroy Gill, showed their appreciation for frontline healthcare workers by donating lunch to fuel them for their day of caring for the community. The two brokers brought meals to the healthcare workers at Denver Health, The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and Good Samaritan Hospital. These generous acts are a small token of thanks to those who make sacrifices every day to keep the public safe and healthy.
Up in the mountains, several LIV SIR brokers teamed up to show their support for the individuals who continually put themselves at risk while protecting and caring for the Vail Valley. Barbara Scrivens, Tom Dunn, Corey Lamothe, Pat Barrett, Ben Finn, Shelley Coupland, and Rado Goranov donated meals to Vail Health Hospital’s doctors, nurses, and staff members. Scrivens’ daughter and her friend wrote thank you notes to every employee at the hospital, wanting to personally show their appreciation. Scrivens and her daughter also brought lunch to the local first responders.
“Our job is to spread joy and faith to those around us, especially those who tirelessly serve our community,” said Scrivens. “It is the least we can do.”
It is small acts of kindness like these that can make a difference and put a smile on someone’s face. LIV SIR thanks all of the essential workers, healthcare providers, and first responders who work every day to keep our communities safe and healthy. To learn more or for all of your real estate needs, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty by calling 303.893.3200 or visiting livsothebysrealty.com.