Homes.com Partners with ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ to Shelter Family Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Homes.com Partners with ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ to Shelter Family Impacted by Hurricane SandyEveryone has a story and life event that shapes who we are.  Homes.com recently asked real estate professionals to share stories that captured your successful moments that have shaped your career.  And, at this year’s National Association of Realtors Expo in Orlando, we shared our story, “Discover the Dream,” with you to empower you with the tools to help homebuyers discover their dream of home ownership.  As real estate professionals, you play a key role in helping others establish that new beginning.

Like you, Homes.com helps people find a home…even when Mother Nature takes it away.  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, our purpose never rang so true.  Homes.com and ForRent.com teamed up with actor and comedian Steve Harvey to help a Staten Island family, the Correas, whose home was wiped out by Hurricane Sandy. We committed to cover the cost of rent for the family’s new rental home over the next 12 months, surprising them with the donation during The Steve Harvey Show episode, which aired on  December 6.

No stranger to challenges, Pedro Correa, an Iraq War veteran and 9/11 first responder, and his wife Jessica returned to their home after the storm to find next to nothing. Dozens of family photos, their wedding video and baby books were destroyed.

“We help people find homes,” said Terry Slattery, president of Homes.com and ForRent.com. “There are a lot of special families that deserve our help. Pedro has a history of service to our country, and it was nice to be able to give back to his family,” said Terry. “America has not forgotten about the people who are still struggling, and we encourage people to continue to donate.”

We are grateful to be able to help the Correa family establish a new beginning.  Do you have a compelling story to share about giving back or paying it forward to someone in need?  Homes.com and ForRent.com encourages you to give back to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Watch the video below to learn more about this story and how you can help Hurricane Sandy victims. Please consider a donation to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org/charitable-donations.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Homes.com Partners with ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ to Shelter Family Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

  1. Hi Sandra. So sorry to hear about your brother. So many families in despair after Sandy. We are grateful to help out even one family but know that there is much more that can be done. Our thoughts are with your brother and your families. It is certainly hard to hear that community helpers like him are in need of help now. Thanks again for sharing!
    -Katie

  2. My brother lost his home (flooded basement first floor and into 2nd floor. Both cars flooded under Passaic river water. The water rose above land and washed his neighbor out.) my brother who is a volunteer paramedic for iron bound ambulance squad, always helps others and now needs our help. May god help him And his family