Thank you, from all of us at the Zia Group, to everyone who donated or contributed to the success of our Impact Event. You made it possible for the team at Hope Refuge to welcome its first residents, and help them transition from slavery to freedom. Human trafficking is a global issue—meaning it happens even here in our own communities. And, because it is happening here in our own communities, incredible local organizations are actively fighting, along with County and City efforts, to address the causes and effects of human trafficking. Hope Refuge is one such organization.
Being a part of a team that helped transform the incredible vision of one couple into reality inspired me. We had the opportunity to visit Hope Refuge last year before it opened. At the time the conversation was: “we hope to do this, or we hope to open soon,” not really knowing when that might be. Now, they are actually open and helping the first group of girls! Knowing I was a part of something so much larger than myself makes me excited for the year to come, to see what myself and the team can do to give back to our community. The fact that my clients participate in that process by just choosing me and the team to represent them in their real estate transactions—I love that as well.
– Todd Shea