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Fisher and Olson announced as mentoring recipients of NAR's Volunteering Works Program

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The National Association of Realtors® and the Good Neighbor Society have announced recipients of the 15th annual Volunteering Works grants and mentoring program. The program matches real estate agents who work on small-scale charitable efforts with mentors who can help them improve and expand their impact. 

Arlin Fisher, Park Company Realtors and Kyle Olson, Keller Williams Inspire Realty are two of the five mentoring recipients.

The five Volunteering Works recipients will each receive a $1,000 seed grant and a year of one-on-one mentoring from a member of the Good Neighbor Society. This group is made up of past recipients if NAR's annual Good Neighbor Awards, the highest honor the association awards to members involved in community service. 

Arlin Fisher, Park Company REALTORS®, Horace, ND (Crosses for Cameron)

Realtor® Arlin Fisher and his wife co-founded two nonprofit organizations in memory of their son who died in a car accident at the age of 23. Crosses for Cameron educates people on the importance of organ donation. The Garden of Healing located within a park between two hospitals, was created to facilitate healing through nature. "Even though this garden stemmed from the loss of Cameron, we want it to be a place of life and living," said Fischer, who is working with mentor Craig Conant, a 2001 Good Neighbor Award winner. 

Above: Arlin Fisher, Park Company REALTORS®

Kyle Olson, Keller Williams Inspire Realty, Fargo, ND (Alzheimer's Association MNND Chapter)

For 64 hours straight, Realtor® Kyle Olson help an open house and raised $10,000 to combat Alzheimer's - the disease that robbed him of more time with his father, Dewey. The third annual World's Longest Open House - which featured hourly livestreams and events like jazzercise and chalk art - is more than a tribute to Olson's father. It has turned into a bonding experience for Olson and his son, Tucker, who simultaneously hosted the Longest Lemon-aid Stand on-site for 12 hours on the first day. "It's fantastic to go from working with my dad as a farmer and having those great memories to now having my son join me to do these fun things for a good cause," said Olson, who will be mentored by 2013 Good Neighbor Award winner Kristina Rhodes. 

Above: Kyle Olson, Keller Williams Inspire Realty

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