Habitat for Humanity 2015

May 2, 2015

On Saturday May 2nd OKCMAR REALTORS® and affiliate members joined together with Habitat for Humanity early in the morning to frame a home for a deserving Oklahoma Family. It started out as a blank foundation and ended up as the trajectory propelling a deserving family toward a new beginning. What happened in between was equally amazing! The team work, the comradery and the feeling of committing your time and energy to a worthwhile cause could be felt in the air. Nels Petersen, OKCMAR Past President and 2015 MLSOK President said, “Wow! What a great event.  We had perfect weather and some great professionals helping us to frame a new home.  From slab to framed and sheathed, we really experienced the home building process.  We worked side by side with the new home owner and shared in her joy.  So glad I was there to enjoy it.”

To be able to meet the family who will live in the home you helped to build is a rewarding and humbling experience. They are overjoyed, proud, and so full of appreciation. “I am so proud of the Realtors, Affiliates and OKCMAR staff that donated their time and worked so hard to help Central OK Habitat for Humanity build a house for well deserving owners.  It was such a great team building event and it was so fun to work alongside my real estate peers in this community effort.” Said Susanna Lorg, 2015 OKCMAR President. Everyone worked side by side, building, supporting, and motivating each other. New friends were made and lifelong connections were formed. It was simply magical. Helen Bozman, OKCMAR Association Executive, said “the staff and our membership had a wonderful time working together on this project.  I enjoyed meeting new faces and learning new skills.  Within a few short hours, we had raised framed house walls from a slab!  The Habitat crew were fun and very helpful.  Sign us up for next year!”