Rebecca Moniz of Weichert, Realtors® Cress & Company in East Greenwich, is one of 10 realtors to be recognized nationwide as a finalist for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2013 Good Neighbor Awards.
Moniz supports military families through the Rhode Island Military Family Programs by bringing together resources that help service members and their families with housing-related needs during and after deployment. She co-founded the Realtors® Troop Support Task Force at the Rhode Island Association of Realtors®, which has educated more than 1,300 service members about homeownership, loan modifications, refinancing scams and tax assessments. She also raised money to train teachers and guidance counselors to identify and treat deployment-related behavioral problems in children whose parents are serving overseas.
This year marks the 14th year the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized Realtors® who improve the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work. The Realtors® acknowledged by this program over the years donate their time, money and passion to create a positive impact on others and address critical needs in their community.
In October, five winners will be selected from among the 10 finalists to receive national media exposure and a $10,000 grant for their community cause. Winners will also receive travel expenses to the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, where they will accept their awards at a presentation in front of thousands of their peers.