Pinellas County, FL (August 9, 2018) – Florida Realtors honored local Realtor Jodi Avery on August 9, 2018, with the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year Award. The award was presented at the FAR Convention Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando.
Avery was recognized for making a difference in her community with her Giving Matters Initiative, where Jodi utilizes her profession to give back to the community and help people in need. She has a heart that truly cares and by simply being herself and extending it into her professional life the gift of giving has reverberated throughout the community and has provided assistance to so many in need.
“As a Realtor, I come across so many homeowners who have wonderful items they just
can’t keep because they are downsizing or maybe don’t use anymore. I am a board
member of several nonprofits and know how much charities can use these items. After
matching up the charities with the homeowners several times, I came up with the
initiative. Giving Matters gives everyone, whether moving or not, the opportunity to purge their unwanted belongs while also making an impact on other people’s lives. These donations may seem small, but they are positively affecting the community and the families receiving them,” said Avery.
Giving Matters aims to recycle common household goods, clothing, equipment and furniture and turn them into impactful donations for Tampa Bay charities in need. There is a special section dedicated to Giving Matters on Avery’s website and in her A-List, which is a book she publishes and gives to clients each year called Avery’s A-List, where she highlights the ‘best of the best’ services providers in the Tampa Bay Area. You can find it at www.jodiavery.com.
“It is rare to see someone with the magnitude of success in business, nonprofit board affiliations and time limitations that Jodi encompasses to contribute so much time and effort to service work and giving back, but Jodi is a true humanitarian through and through with a real concern to helping improve the welfare and happiness of other people,” said Jessica Fox, Keller Williams Team Leader.
Avery is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors and the Pinellas Realtor Association. She has been in real estate for the past 25 years and is an agent with Keller Williams Realty. Avery has four children and resides in Oldsmar.