Stories of Hope

Does everyone have the right to live free from violence?

When I first sat down with Carmen Hubbs and Ashley Wilson of Rise Above Violence to learn more about their organization , a statement Carmen made both set me back in my chair, and deeply endeared me to her passion...

 "Our goal is to work our way out of a job."

I knew I could get behind that.  I have always felt it is the responsibility and privilege of the common people, to provide, protect and support those who are need of provision, protection and support.

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Rise Above Violence has a primary mission to assist victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and they are making a big difference in Archuleta County.

 

April was Sexual Assault Awareness month, so Sherpa Real Estate made the decision to donate proceeds from several of our real estate transactions to them.

 

IT IS BECAUSE OF OUR TRUSTING CLIENTS THAT PARTNER WITH US, THAT WE ARE ALL ABLE TO IMPACT OUR COMMUNITY.


They have made certain that…

  •  Over 400 victims of violence will have immediate access to an advocate 24-hours a day.
  • 900 students receive valuable education on keeping themselves and their peers safe. 
  • Nearly 100 victims have an advocate with them, in person, immediately after a traumatic event, any time day or night.
  • Spanish-speaking individuals receive the same quality of advocacy and support services as all others do.
  • 200 victims fully understand, engage in and exercise their rights through civil and criminal justice advocacy.
  • 50 middle and high school students, women and children can attend support groups to receive counseling and therapeutic assistance.
  • Men, women and children will not be homeless or destitute due to their victimization. Over 40 will have help with rent, utilities, food, childcare, and transportation.
  • Over 25 girls grades 3rd – 6th can participate in Girls on the Run, a national girl empowerment program, strengthening self-image and promoting anti-bullying and respect of diversity in others.
  • Over 30 middle school wrestlers will participate in Coaching Boys to Men, teaching core values of respect and equality.

EVERYONE HAS THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO LIVE FREE FROM VIOLENCE. AS AN ALLIED PARTNER WITH SHERPA, YOU ENSURE THIS RIGHT IS AFFORDED ALL CITIZENS OF PAGOSA SPRINGS, COLORADO.

 

Thank you to all the hard working people at RAV that give of themselves to this great endeavor!

$1980 Donated to Feed The Children

Recently, the Goeckner family selected the local Rotary clubs' Food For Children  program to be the recipient of the donation from the proceeds of their land purchase

Shawn and Vicki bought a second home here in Pagosa several years ago with Chris. They are now in the early building stages of their dream home on a beautiful piece of land just north of town!

Shown here, the program's coordinators Jo Bridges and Lassie Owen receive the check presented by Shawn and Vicki Goeckner and their daughter, Gabrielle.

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 Food For Children is a joint project of the local Morning Rotary Club and the Pagosa Rotary Club. 

If you would like to know how to partner with Sherpa Real Estate for any of your real estate transactions, and be able to give to YOUR favorite charity, give us a call!

Cedar Creek Homes donates $2,477 to Living Waters Bible Camp

Cedar Creek Homes, with owners Kris Mashue and his wife Sarah, have been clients and great friends for over 10 years now. That reality made it such a pleasure to work with them on 3 projects this Spring, including the sell of their beautiful lakefront project @ 181 Island Place. 

By using Sherpa Real Estate to broker their transaction, they were able to donate to a Christian Camp and help some of the staff that is doing such a great work out in Wisconsin.

We love helping folks with their real estate needs, but seeing these fantastic organizations get the support they need  world wide - really is the icing on the cake!

The Bruce Family gives $702 to Pagosa Pagosa Valor Academy

Not only did this home purchase help boost the PVA school, it also celebrates one of the wonderful new teachers joining the PVA team! 

Welcome Jenniffer and Kevin Bruce to Pagosa! We are so glad to have you as part of our community and Jenniffer on the teaching staff at Valor.

Thank you Bruce's for allowing Sherpa Real Estate to assist you in your home buying process. It was a pleasure to work with you!

Thank you Bruce's for allowing Sherpa Real Estate to assist you in your home buying process. It was a pleasure to work with you!

$848 Donated to fight human trafficking by The Henry Family!

 The donation model of our company allows our clients to choose their favorite cause.  At Sherpa Real Estate, we love this, and try not to have favorites. Having said that , the non-profit  Compass 31, that Paige and Jarrad Henry chose to support has us pretty excited!

Please take a moment to check out all the great things Compass 31 is doing locally and globally. If you feel so inclined to give a little to help them in this great fight, you'll be glad you did.     Thank you so much Jarrad and Paige for partnering with us to buy your home, and also be a part of the Generosity Initiative!

Please take a moment to check out all the great things Compass 31 is doing locally and globally. If you feel so inclined to give a little to help them in this great fight, you'll be glad you did.

 

Thank you so much Jarrad and Paige for partnering with us to buy your home, and also be a part of the Generosity Initiative!

We are going to nominate P- Man to be our regular model!

We are going to nominate P- Man to be our regular model!

Another Donation to ACVAP!!!

We love seeing these guys supported locally, so it was very exciting to deliver another donation to Archuleta County Victims Assistance

 

Keep up the good work! We look forward to the day you have worked yourselves out of a job!

Pagosa Valor Academy Gets a boost for the school year

It was our pleasure to hand Mr. Porter a donation for $720 this past week. Dusty and Kelly Bauer (Congrats to the newlyweds) were delighted for the opportunity to give this wonderful school a little helping hand. 

Thanks Dusty and Kelly for using Sherpa Real Estate for your home purchase!  If you would like to know more about this great alternative school in Pagosa...go  HERE!

Thanks Dusty and Kelly for using Sherpa Real Estate for your home purchase!

If you would like to know more about this great alternative school in Pagosa...go HERE!

ACVAP gets a little help from Sherpa Donation

You may have heard of it. Archuleta County Victim's Assistant program. It's a wonderful local organization that does WAY more then you think. While their primary mission is to assist victims and ensure their rights are met, they also help with in the community by providing activities and groups for early prevention.

 

 Thanks to  Carolyn Wilson  for working with Sherpa and enabling this gift!  Go meet Carman, Ashley and the  rest of the staff  and get involved!!  Or visit their FB Page  HERE

 Thanks to Carolyn Wilson for working with Sherpa and enabling this gift!

Go meet Carman, Ashley and the rest of the staff and get involved!!  Or visit their FB Page HERE

Our Savior Lutheran School gets over $2,000 through clients using Sherpa Real Estate

The past few months have continued to be busy and allow the generosity of our clients to shine.  A few of our clients have chosen to stay anonymous but we wanted to share with you one of the organizations they have helped continue to grow.

 

As children come and go Our Savior Lutheran School has continued to be a valuable part of Pagosa's community. They leave with new knowledge and a solid foundation to enter into this big world we live in. 

As times have changed, the school has gone from K-8 to Pre-school-1st grade and like many non-profits, funding has often been tricky. This is why it has been a true joy to watch over $2000 in donations find thier way into this cherished school, especially in the times when they may have needed it the most!

A big thank you for using Sherpa Real Estate and continuing to support local worthy causes.

 

 

 

Sherpa clients facilitate giving to "Among the Least"

Thanks to some of our long time friends, Jody and Barbara Ellis, who recently bought with us,  we had the wonderful opportunity to visit with the Hauger Family. The Hauger's were our last donation recipients and  are founders of Among the Least. We got to hear about the adoption process they are going through in Kenya as they returned to watch another child graduate from High School and set forth into a new future here in the United States. 

Thanks to our amazing clients we get to give to fantastic organizations like theirs that strives to help those widows and orphans in need. Thanks to the Haugers and their support team for  setting the example of active Hope for us all!

Among The Least is....

A wonderful organization which "exists to serve the least among us through biblical orphan care they embrace family preservation and adoption. Among the Least desires to walk alongside those fathering the fatherless and share the widows' burden by facilitating financial classes, skills training, "pay forward" micro loans, and service opportunities for widowed/single mothers in Kenya." Their passion...to equip others to care for orphans and widows and help them to prevent generational patterns of oppression by simply offering hope. 

CLICK HERE  to find out more about what Among the Least does!

CLICK HERE to find out more about what Among the Least does!