Congratulations to Good Neighbor Suzann Ward of Barnbook

It is our pleasure to announce that Suzann Laverack Ward of Barnbrook Realty in Great Barrington is named the 2014 Berkshire Good Neighbor.  This award is for selfless service to a community organization or event.  Suzann was recognized for her work on Breaking Bread kitchen, having spent over 1,000 hours of her time in the past 16 months alone, and recruiting over 6,000 volunteer hours to assist.  Over 8,000 people have been served with a warm meal, companionship and kindness since the program started.  Suzann is co-chair of the program with former REALTOR Mel Greenberg.  They serve from 65 to 100 people every week, and her team serves a meal every six weeks, in addition to hosting a local food pantry, collecting donations from area grocers, set up, food prep, food service and breakdown and cleaning.

Suzann explained that she started to realize the importance of giving back – and came to find it so personally rewarding to help people, make them feel comfortable, wanted and well fed.  She prides herself on making sure each guest at their table gets more than just a meal – but food to tide them over and a warm place where they can feel special.

Thanks, Suzann, for helping our community shine, reaching out to those in need and inspiring us all!

You can send her best wishes to:

Suzann Laverack Ward, CBR, ABR 
413-329-3031 – (413) 528-4423 ext. 20

She will be honored at the MAR Conference Awards Banquet and at our Annual Meeting in October.