Lynn Brokaw of The Hasson Company receives the 2021 Realtor® Good Neighbor Award for 30 years of volunteer service
Portland, OR (November 1, 2021) â€“ The Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® (PMAR) is honored to present the 2021 PMAR Realtor® Good Neighbor Award to Lynn Brokaw, a broker with The Hasson Company. This award honors a local Realtor® who has made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their community.
For almost 30 years, Brokaw has been a dedicated volunteer and supporter for the Lake Oswego Meals-On-Wheels (LOMOW), starting in the 1990s when he began volunteering as a meal delivery driver. Since then, he has coordinated numerous fundraisers benefitting LOMOW, including Chamber of Commerce Silent Auctions and partnering with a local restaurant to donate a portion of their sales to the organization. Currently, he sits on the Board of Directors for the Lake Oswego Meal Network Advisory Board.
Brokaw's initial concept of partnering with a single restaurant to benefit Meals-On-Wheels has grown into something much more significant. In October 2020, the City of Lake Oswego supported a Meals-On-Wheels month in which local restaurants encouraged their patrons to donate to LOMOW by giving them the option to add a donation on top of their final bill, with some restaurants even matching contributions.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brokaw turned his sights toward helping front-line workers. After creating a Go Fund Me page and facilitating donations from The Hasson Company brokers, staff, clients, and more, his fundraiser garnered $3,000 in donations. These donations were used to purchase food from local restaurants to provide meals for hospital staff, firefighters, and paramedics.
Ginger Burke, Managing Principal Broker at The Hasson Company, Realtors®, describes Brokaw as a "very quiet and humble man with a warm heart and a strong desire to make his community better. He cares deeply about others and his actions are a direct reflection of his compassion."
In honor of his impressive work in the community, $1,000 has been donated by the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® to Lake Oswego Meals-On-Wheels.
Traditionally, this award is presented at the annual Portland First Citizen Banquet. Due to COVID-19, this event did not take place in person and the award was presented virtually. More information about the First Citizen Award can be found at www.pmar.org/ portland-first-citizenaward
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