At the recent Golden Isles Association of Realtors (GIAR) 76th Annual Awards Banquet, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc. agent Rachel Fitzpatrick was recognized for her community service.

Rachel received the Dartee Gayner Community Service Award. Each year, the recipient is recognized for dedicating time, talents and energy to giving back to the community. Leighann Cheatham, President of GIAR and Associate Broker at Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, says “Rachel’s contributions to the community are vast and varied and she embodies the giving spirit of Dartee Gayner for whom the award is named.”

Rachel is actively involved in the St. Simons Island Elementary Parent-Teacher Association and currently serves as its Vice President and is also on the School Council. Believing reading is essential to learning, Rachel reads books at St. Simons Elementary School and donates books to Burroughs-Mollette Elementary. Rachel is an active member of the St. Simons Community Church and is especially involved with their youth programs, serving as a small group leader to middle school girls. Each year, she serves as a camp counselor for a week-long statewide church camp.

Rachel is also an active participant in her neighborhood, known as “So-Glo,” or “South of Gloucester.” Last year, she organized a block party for children in the downtown Brunswick area that provided safe and fun family events. With her annual “Don’t be a Scrooge” Christmas party, Rachel generates donations to sponsor families in need.

Actively involved with the American Cancer Society, Rachel walks in Relay for Life and volunteers for the annual breast cancer fashion show luncheon. She serves on the steering committee for the 2014 YWCA Tribute for Women Leaders event. In addition, Rachel participates in the Shop with a REALTOR event, the Humane Society REALTOR Day event, serves at Manna House, assists in food drives and personally spearheads coat drives. As a GIAR REALTOR, Rachel was the Chairman and Co-Chair for the community relations committee.

“Rachel’s tireless involvement in the community makes her an outstanding member of the Hodnett Cooper Real Estate team,” says Pat Hodnett Cooper, Owner and Broker, “we are pleased she has been recognized, though we know awards are not what motivates her.”

Congratulations and thank you, Rachel, from all of us at Hodnett Cooper!


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