WARM Board President-elect Mandy Mattox Honored with Humanitarian Award
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April 7, 2022
WARM Board President-Elect
Mandy Mattox Honored with Humanitarian Award
WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilmington REALTORS® Foundation has awarded Mandy Mattox, WARM Board President-elect, with the John Pierson Humanitarian Award. Mattox received the award at WARM’s March board meeting. The award was created in 2018 and is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership to a local nonprofit.
“John Pierson was the President of the foundation for over 20 years since its inception,” said Jody Wainio, President of the Wilmington REALTORS® Foundation. “He passed away last year. Little did we know this would be an opportunity to honor his memory for years to come.” Mattox, who is a residential real estate agent with Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty, says she chose to serve on the WARM board for several reasons.
“Initially I joined WARM because it was a natural fit, being that I help people purchase and sell their homes,” she said. “Why not join the mission to help low-income homeowners live safely in their homes? In addition to that, it is quite apparent that the work WARM completes for those homeowners in need is truly life changing.”
In addition to recognizing Mattox for her service, the foundation also awarded WARM a $2,000 donation. Mattox says while she is honored to receive the award, she doesn’t know that she will ever feel like she does enough.
“When driving through neighborhoods, you will always see pockets where it is obvious that the need for assistance is high,” she said. “This is why I completely believe in WARM’s mission. If you do not know the full extent of how WARM helps our community, I would encourage you to reach out and ask questions or volunteer on one of our rebuilds. You may find that it not only helps the lives of others, but also your own!”
WARM’s mission is to repair, rebuild, and make homes accessible; and to inspire service, generosity, and hope. Urgent repairs address threats to safety, health, and accessibility. By rebuilding homes in disrepair or damaged by severe weather, WARM is preserving affordable housing for the community and supporting our homeowners’ goals to remain self-sufficient and live with dignity and independence. Repairs are provided at no cost to homeowners who qualify.