July 27, 2009

On Saturday July 25th I volunteered at the North Las Vegas HOPE NOW event at the Aliante Station. The City of North Las Vegas, NeighborWorks America, and The HOPE NOW Alliance partnered for the fantastic event.

NeighborWorks is a national nonprofit organization created by Congress to provide financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based revitalization efforts. They create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. HOPE NOW is an alliance between counselors, mortgage companies, investors, and other mortgage market participants. This alliance maximizes outreach efforts to homeowners in distress to help them stay in their homes and creates a unified, coordinated plan to reach and help as many homeowners as possible. The members of this alliance recognize that by working together, they will be more effective than by working independently.

There were hundreds of attendants and many different banks and lenders there also. The fair was intended to put homeowners, lenders, and non-profit counselors face to face in order for homeowners to receive assistance with their loans. With so many homeowners struggling to make their mortgage in the Las Vegas valley, this event gave hope to Valley residents. The attendants came in a bit frustrated, understandably in these economic times, but many left feeling relieved and grateful for the help they were given.

The day went by quickly and I really enjoyed volunteering at this event. I met some great people that gave up their days on Friday and Saturday to volunteer. Las Vegas residents are continuing to amaze me with their generosity and kindness. There were lenders there from all over the country too. Flying and traveling to help out homeowners in trouble – how amazing! The event was well coordinated and as a volunteer, I felt it was very structured and organized. (A must at such a huge event) Kudos to Sheila Squier for her amazing work and patience! I even got a cool, new t-shirt (and free food) for volunteering! It was a really busy day so I didn’t get to take pictures, but next time I’ll be sure to stop and snap some.

I also just got word that we helped 1569 homeowners this weekend!!!!

If you would like to volunteer for events like this click here.
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in NeighborWorks click here.
For information on HOPE NOW click here.


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