Good Neighbor Sam Sandoval featured on NM Living

REALTOR® Sam Sandoval was recognized as a GAAR Good Neighbor Recipient on KRQE's New Mexico Living segment for his support of the New Mexico Dream Center.

New Mexico Living, Friday, December 8, 2023

GAAR sponsors New Mexico Dream Center: Helping address human trafficking in the state

by: Allison Giron

The Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors recognizes local realtors who give back to their community through their Good Neighbor Program. The program works to recognize realtors who dedicate themselves to volunteer service through their gifts, money, and time.

The New Mexico Dream Center’s mission is to address human trafficking in New Mexico through prevention activities, outreach to victims, services for survivors and support systems.

Founder of NM Dream Center Shelley Repp and real estate agent broker Sam Sandoval talked about the center and how it was formed.

Repp says they provide in-person case management services to people who are existing in the life of trafficking. They help people get into emergency shelters, transitional living, and then into independent living.

New Mexico Dream Center also has an 8-bedroom rental facility to house trafficking survivors. The “Eliza Jane Project,” is a hope that is staffed 24/7 and is the first of its kind in New Mexico.

To learn more about New Mexico Dream Center, click here.

Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and most importantly, a lot of time to their charities. Each fall, the GAAR Good Neighbor Awards are open to all GAAR members, both REALTOR® and Affiliates with up to five recipients selected to receive a $1,000 grant for their charity and are then featured in GAAR's consumer outreach campaign. The grants provided to each recipient's charity are paid for by the REALTOR® Fund. To learn more about the Good Neighbor Program, click here. 

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