Heart to Heart seeking a ‘Community Angel’
–Mark McConnell and Liz Lee of Heart to Heart Real Estate are asking the community to help nominate a “Community Angel’ for the month of December. They are proud to announce their selection of ‘Community Angel’ for November 2015 – Pearl Munak.
The idea for a November and December “Community Angel” developed through Heart to Heart’s business model of giving 50-percent of their commission to a nonprofit or charity designated by their clients. A recent client was undecided of which nonprofit or charity to choose. Instead, individuals who are doing great work “behind the scenes” are being recognized as “Community Angels.”
Munak is honored as the Community Angel for November, receiving $2,000 which she donated to Transitional Food and Shelter, a nonprofit founded in 1998 that provides temporary housing for ill and disabled people and their families. Munak has dedicated many years in a leadership and advisory role with the organization. The homeless are referred to Transitional Food and Shelter by hospitals, doctors, caseworkers and other social service agencies. The chosen people are too ill to occupy regular homeless shelters that have scheduled hours of operation, causing them to be on the street when those shelters are closed. The program provides 24-hour respite care and food for those in critical need. The organization rents studio apartments or motel rooms in the North County. Transitional Food and Shelter is also associated with People’s Kitchen at 1937 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles; serving meals at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Munak’s other community work includes being a founder of the Toy Bank of Paso Robles and 35 years of local sustainable farming.
According to Liz Lee, “Mark and I have met people in our community that help ‘behind the scenes’ inspiring us to continue our work. We are all connected as humans and we project affects each other in more ways than we know. We believe that people are inherently empathic and want to help others in need. It’s how we’re made. We are a community that works in cooperation with each other, like nature.
To nominate someone for the December ‘Community Angel’, contact Mark McConnell, (805) 674-0297, Liz Lee, (805) 464-1007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.