Congratulations to our Q3 2022 Good Neighbor, Roger Morris!
Respect. Inclusion. Community. Empathy. These are the words you will find on the vibrant mural adjacent to the Elizabeth Gregory Home (EGH)’s Day Center. Our Q3 REALTOR® Good Neighbor Roger Morris helps uphold these values as an actively involved volunteer with EGH. Roger has been serving on EGH’s Board for six years, serving as the Board President in 2020 and 2021, and consistently brings in donations of clothing, shoes, furniture, and art for the organization and the women they serve.
Established in 2001, EGH serves single homeless women in the greater Seattle area by providing transitional housing, a Day Center and case management services. Their Day Center is located in the heart of the University District and provides meals, showers, personal hygiene supplies, laundry, computers, clothes, phones, case managers, and many other resources to connect women to shelter, housing, healthcare, and more.
Last year, EGH offered services and support to 500 women and served a total of 19,000 meals from their burner stove.
“Roger’s support has been vital to the operations of the organization, well-being of hundreds of women, and creating a safe space where women are embraced with our values of Respect, Including, Community and Empathy,” said Ally Baehr, Executive Director at EGH. “He is an active fundraiser and not only secures gifts to help the organization operate, but he actively seeks new donors and supporters. He has been the chair of our Annual Fundraising event for three years and has been instrumental in creating new ways of making those events more successful.”
In the past 12 months, Roger helped bring in over $20,000 in donations to contribute to the organization’s services, programs, and projects. A big project that Roger played a significant role in is the mural completed earlier this year.
Roger personally commissioned and paid a local artist/muralist to create a new mural on a wall that clients see while they are at EGH’s Day Center, adding color and cheerfulness to the space.
EGH also operates an eight-bed transitional housing program where women can get back on their feet, gain employment and rental history, and stay for up to two years. They recently received a grant for mental health services that will begin in January.
“Roger is generous with his time and donations to help make this work possible,” said Ally. “He has been instrumental in helping us beautify our space to make it more welcoming and safe for the women we serve.”
About the Good Neighbor Awards
The Seattle King County REALTORS® Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTOR® members who make a positive impact on their community and gifts the organization through which they volunteer time and talents. These quarterly and annual awards seek to highlight, inspire, and preserve the individual contributions within the real estate industry toward improving the livability of our communities, as well as financially support the nonprofits that exist to do the same. $500 is awarded to each quarterly winner’s non-profit organization of choice.