REALTORS® David Biggs and Cynthia Hinckley were named 2010 Good Neighbor Award winners at the Professional Awards and Recognition Dinner held October 18 during the MAR Conference & Tradeshow in Worcester.
Established in 2004 and presented annually, the MAR Good Neighbor Award recognizes REALTORS® who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to community service through volunteerism and civic and charitable contributions that improve the lives of local residents and make their community a better place to live.
Selection of the award recipients is made by the MAR Communications Committee and each recipient receives a $1,500 grant in the name of their designated charity.
Weichert REALTORS® - Mel Antonio Group, New Bedford
David Biggs, a Vietnam combat veteran, returned home with a commitment to make contributions to his fellow veterans. One of the ways he’s maintained this commitment is by volunteering with the Southeastern Massachusetts Veterans Housing Program, Inc.
Biggs has donated hundreds of hours of his personal time in addition to raising thousands of dollars to help provide a “hand up” and not a “hand out” to homeless veterans in the southeastern region of the state.
Cynthia Hinckley, ABR, GREEN
Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont, Florence
With a love of dogs, Cynthia Hinckley started Bright Spot Therapy Dogs six years after seeing first-hand the difference a human-canine connection can make in the lives of people suffering from a variety of illnesses and mental impairments.
Today, Bright Spot Therapy Dogs has dozens of volunteers who bring specially trained dogs to help clients at hospitals, specialized children’s programs, psychiatric facilities, hospice programs, schools and rehabilitation centers.