Books for heroes!

In December I was an instructors class in Atlanta and every year we are afforded an opportunity to donate to a cause.  This year GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) introduced us to a man name George Scott. George has been paying rent on space for storage, paying for shipping on his own to mail books donated and books he bought to soldiers overseas for years. He is asking for help and what a worthy cause. His Charity is called Books for Heroes.  It doesn't appear on line donations are available. But mailing a check ensures that 100% of the money goes to shipping costs and helping someone. There is zero administration costs. George spends his own money doing this on top of donations for zero pay.

I guess I never really considered not having all the books I would want to read as close as my local library or book store.  I have decided that beyond the financial donation I made last month I'd like to mail some books. I have some books I will be donating and mailing.

If you are in the Lake Sinclair area and would like to help  you can stop by my office and drop off books you'd like to donate. You can also drop off baby wipes, disposable razors and gold bond powder and I'll pay to ship those items along with the books. If you would like to make a financial donation you'll need to mail it to the address below to have it go direct to the charity, but I will be happy to spend my own money mailing any books that people drop off at my office.

If you are not local and reading this there are a few ways you can help too.

ONE: 

The easiest is to make a financial donation to

Books for Heroes

610 Concepts 21 Drive

Norcross, GA 30092

 

Books for Heroes is a registered 501C so this is a tax deductible donation.

 

TWO:

You can also collect and mail your own box of books. George will be happy to get you an address where you can mail your own box of books and tell you how to mail them.  If you are interested in doing this then email me and I will give you his contact information.  I don't want to put his email/phone number in a post without his permission.

 

THREE:

For anyone geographically close (Atlanta area) there is so much more you could do.  A- offer some storage space or be a collection spot B- help collect donations by having a book signing at a retail business. Again if you would like to be in touch with George to find out what you could do to help, email me at tammy@lake-sinclair.com  and I will send you his contact information.

 

Because my Donald was overseas, this is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Because I cherish our freedom and support our soldiers this is charity that is near and dear to my heart. Please consider helping in some way.

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 12 commentsTammy Lankford, • January 08 2016 09:46AM

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Tammy,  This is very timely.  I have a lot of books I was intending to donate ... this is a great charity for book donations!!!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 3 years ago

Tammy - we should do all we can to help these heros and thank them for our freedom.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 3 years ago

Great charity to showcase. I'm sure that having a book to read is priceless to these soldiers. 

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) almost 3 years ago

This is a worthy cause. I hope others will read this post and donate generously.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Tammy. I never thought about a charity like this for my books, usually donate them to a couple of libraries in our area.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 3 years ago

That is a very worthy cause and I am sure that they enjoy having books to read in there downtime.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Tammy Lankford  As a book lover and a veteran  --- this is an outstanding cause.  Thanks for posting it.

You just gave me a great idea so I will take a box of books to the deported veterans' support house in Tijuana this coming week.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) almost 3 years ago

Hello Tammy,

Lovely post!  We can never do enough for our Heroes!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

It is a great information, Tammy.

Also, one can find local veteran organizations, vets can stop by your house to pick up books or any other staff you want to donate.

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) almost 3 years ago

Wonderful cause to be a part of Tammy, this would have made a great blog post for Belinda Spillman December 2015 paying it forward. 

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 3 years ago

That's a great way to step up and help out a wonderful cause, Tammy. How awesome. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 3 years ago

Three cheers to you Tammy Lankford .   This is a wonderful project for the organization to support.    

Posted by DEANNA EARLY - ( NMLS #268590 ), Virginia Mortgage Loan Originator (American National Bank and Trust) almost 3 years ago

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