Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Local realtors are proud to support, give back to our local community




Whitney Knieper grew up in and around the real estate industry and has had her license for 12-plus years. She recently earned her broker’s license and is a broker at Knieper Realty. Whitney is the 2023 President of the Granbury Association of REALTORS®.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University. Go Frogs!


Realtors® across the U.S. are proud to support their communities and give back to charities and organizations that are near and dear to their hearts. Realtors® support local, state, and national programs and I want to spotlight a few of the things we do for our community.

The National Association of Realtors® has a grant program to help communities after a disaster on a much larger scale than a local association. When disasters strike, REALTORS® Relief Foundation stands ready to provide housing-related support to communities impacted. Whether it be hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards, wildfires, or other disasters, the most important thing is getting help to where it is needed most.

“By working alongside our state and local association partners in the impacted areas, RRF can pool the support of the entire REALTOR® family to help meet the housing needs of victims and their families,” according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The program has helped in the face of major disasters many of us cannot image living through and it does not get the spotlight often enough.

While this is on a national scale, our local associations support their communities more directly with fundraising events, donations, volunteering, and more.

Members of the Granbury Association of REALTORS® love our local community and are always so generous with donations, time, and help. I’m proud to announce our Public Relations Committee raised money for “Blessing Bags” for the residents of the Harbor Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in May. The bags included blankets, socks, personal care items, puzzle books such as sudoku and crosswords, and more. Members of the committee gathered to meet the residents and deliver their goodie bags.

Last summer the association donated more than 127 pairs of shoes to the Ranchos Brazos Community Center for back to school for the kids who visit the center. Currently, GAR members are pulling together to donate backpacks and hoodies for back to school for kids in Hood County. This initiative will be in conjunction with another Hood County charity to insure we can provide the best possible outcomes for our local student community. GAR will be collecting donations throughout July.

And while we’re still a few months away, we host an Annual Food Drive every October when we donate 10,000-17,000 pounds of food to Hood County’s seven major food banks. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you all about this one when we get closer!

Our members are so generous that I can’t help but brag about them! I’m proud to be a member of the Granbury Association of Realtors® and our community outreach.

If you’d like to participate in a donation for Back-to-School Backpacks and Hoodies, please contact Denise Huber at the GAR office at 817-326-2530.

You can find a complete list of the REALTORS® for both Hood and Somervell Counties on the Granbury Association of REALTORS® website – under Directory: granburyrealtors.com.

whitney@knieperteam.com | 817-579-7900