Nate's Monday Morning Message 

This week I am excited to share with you a local community event that my daughter, Brandi is volunteering for.  It makes me so proud to see my girl getting involved in such a worthy cause…and the woman who founded the organization, Finding My Shoes has an incredible story. Brenda R. Combs’ journey is being called “from homeless to hero” by local media, as she was once a homeless crack addict, but is now a symbol of inspiration and perseverance.

Inspired by her own story, the Finding My Shoes Organization was created to provide shoes and other care items for homeless people. My daughter Brandi is volunteering for a community event coming up on June 4th and she is asking for our support by donating shoes, flip flops and bottled water. She will be collecting donations at any one of our offices now through June 3rd. They are still looking for volunteers for the day of the event, if you are interested in getting more involved. 

I would encourage you to read more about Brenda’s ten years as a homeless woman and how she became Grand Canyon University’s first “Ambassador of Inspiration.” I am in awe of this women’s courage, her strength and determination. I hope that you will help support her cause and her desire to make our world just a little better. Let’s make it a great week!  


“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.” - John W. Gardner

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” - Desmond Tutu

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” - George Bernard Shaw

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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