Today is the fifth in a series of blog posts celebrating sponsors of the HOOT! 2017 Spring Fling gala.
Past posts celebrated Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, Jennifer and David Roers, Tracy Headley, and Pam Lehnert & Marc Warner.
Today is all about Martha Faulkner who uses her real estate business to support the causes that she cares most about.
Martha started as a donor and supporter and is now also on our board of directors.
In her own words, here is how and why Martha is connected to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.
I first become involved with CSNW after a friend referred me to their blog. We had been discussing my interest in expanding my giving plan for my business (WWW.homes4petlovers.com). I am a Real Estate Broker with RSVP Real Estate, and I donate 10% of my commission to the animal rescue/sanctuary of my clients’ choice. I spotlight 6 different local animal organizations. After reading the blog and the plight of the Cle Elum Seven I knew this was the type of organization and cause I wanted to support. I went to the HOOT! gala 3 years ago and was hooked. I had a blast and got to know more about the sanctuary and a bit about each of the chimps and their stories of recovery at the sanctuary after years of maltreatment in medical laboratories.
My interest and commitment to CSNW is reinforced by all the great work done by Diana and J.B. and the wonderful staff and volunteers. As a member of the board of directors I am able to see firsthand all the effort and work that goes in providing a home for the Cle Elum 7 to heal. I’m also motivated by all the advocacy to support the plight of the chimpanzee’s throughout the world.
When asked what motivated Martha to support HOOT! 2017, she said:
Besides the fact that this is truly a terrific event, I gladly participate in any opportunity to support the Chimps and the continued success of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.
And who is Martha’s favorite chimpanzee?
I love them all, but Negra really pulls at my heartstrings. She has come so far in the safe and loving care of the sanctuary.
Thank you, Martha, for all you do for Negra and her family and for other animals. You are an inspiration to others who are looking for ways to support the causes they believe in.
If anyone in the state of Washington is looking to buy or sell their home, please do get in touch with Martha. She works all over western Washington, but if you’re on the east side of the state, she can refer you to another fabulous broker.