Solidarity founder Sandy Springs wins Good Neighbor Award

Jennifer Barnes, left, founder of Solidarity Sandy Springs, won a Good Neighbor Award for her volunteer work.

Jennifer Barnes of Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Road in Brookhaven was one of five winners chosen as recipients of the National Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award.

She founded the non-profit organization Solidarity Sandy Springs, which has inspired more than 2,600 volunteers to provide community services to thousands of families, including free eye exams and glasses, flu shots, job fairs and back-to-school backpacks, according to an NAR press release. . Barnes also distributed nearly one million pounds of food to approximately 46,000 shoppers.

Barnes will receive a $10,000 grant for Solidarity Sandy Springs. She and the other Good Neighbor Award winners will be featured in the Fall 2022 issue of REALTOR magazine and will receive crystal trophies Nov. 12 at NAR’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

“I am so proud to honor Jennifer for how she has made changes to improve the lives of others in her community,” NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith, Associate Broker at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, said at Dallas. “Realtors are rooted in their communities and committed to helping their neighbors. I salute Jennifer for her vision, dedication, passion and selfless generosity.

His video at the Good Neighbor Awards can be viewed online or read his story at ANR website.

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