Sep 21, 2016

Pacific Sotheby's International Realty: Focus On Community

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Making a Difference in the Community, Pacific Sotheby's Realty volunteers Trevor Valenzuela, David Johnson, Jane Jones (with San Diego Funding), Diana Fields, Michelle Sargent, Samantha Goldenhersh, Dana Whittaker, Afshan Rahmati and Ilana Huff

Members of Pacific Sotheby's International Realty's Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar and Inland Corridor offices recently participated in a community service project in support of Solutions For Changeand Solutions Farms, a nonprofit organization dedicated to solving the problem of family homelessness within the communities of San Diego.

The Pacific Sotheby's Realty team worked at Solutions Farms in Vista. Solutions Farms is an innovative aquaponics farm that serves as a learning platform to provide real-world experience, and help residents of the program acquire and refine skills, ultimately leading to greater career success. Profits from the farm are re-invested into its programs, so each generation of residents helps the next.
Trish Lovato, Diana Knapp, Jane Jones and David Johnson hauling more rows for organic lettuce to be planted"No one ever worked THIS hard for us!" said Chico with Solutions Farms, in the 100 degree greenhouse, in reference to our ladies getting down and dirty. The weeds had to be removed from under the weed paper to prohibit pests and disease so they can maintain their Organic CertificationJoel Tarquin, the rock climber, shoveling without gloves!Ilana and David working hardThe Demo Divas: Michelle, Diana, AfshanThe Extraordinary Coaching Team and a well-deserved lunch break Pictured: David Johnson, Diane Knapp, Diana Fields, Trish Lovato, Jane Jones, Samantha Goldenhersh, Dana Whittaker, Ilana Huff, Christina Bakirlis, Afshan Rahmati, Michelle Sargent

"This is one of the most incredible non-profit organizations that I have ever come across", says Dana Whitaker, Sales Manager, Pacific Sotheby's Realty. "They use a multi-tiered approach to finding sustainable solutions for homelessness and have helped hundreds of families in San Diego completely and permanently transform their lives.


Pacific Sothebys Realty's Dana Whittaker with Solutions For Changes Chico Goff, Alejandra Olmosand Kevin Gorham

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