Texas Real Estate Professionals Stand Up with PACT
Every day we at PACT are blessed from the work that our team creates and delivers. From the students who establish new PACT Ambassador Chapters across Texas, to the PACT volunteers that present to churches, businesses and fraternal organizations, to the incredible international partners such as TAXI, the NYC Ad Agency that is responsible for the creation and production of our radio ads, to Entercom who is broadcasting them on over 45 radio stations in Texas alone. The blessings keep coming and because of all of that work the message gets heard: NOT ONE MORE VICTIM.
That message was heard loud and clear by the Texas Realtors Leadership Program. TRLP represents real estate agents who are selected to participate in a 10-month program for realtors to give back to the community, participate in civic duties, promote positive thinking and encourage public awareness in political and social issues that affect all of us.
Each year the class chooses a subject to be actively involved in. This year they chose human trafficking, and more specifically to stand up against child sex trafficking with PACT. Nancy Sisco-Carothers of Executive Property Management, was one of those selected as one of the twenty realtors in Region 7 as a candidate in the Texas Realtors Leadership Program. Their team came together, along with their suppliers and partners, to help support PACT financially and spread the word.
Belinda Payne, of Payne Properties Group and another 2018 TRLP participant, says this:
“As a local Realtor, I am aware that we have a unique perspective in the housing industry. We get the chance to talk to many people and we are in neighborhoods constantly, so if we know what to look for then we might be able to save the lives of the most innocent of us, our children. We, as a group at TRLP 2018 (Texas Realtors Leadership Program) decided we wanted to make a substantial difference in our world. So we elected to engage others and seek contributions for P.A.C.T. (Partners Against Child Trafficking) as a beginning to world wide awareness. Second, we are going to our Membership Boards and asking them to allow PACT to come in and educate us on what to look for and how we can best serve our communities. As they all say, knowledge is the first step to correction and we are serious about stopping this plague in this wonderful state of Texas.”
PACT would like to thank the leadership of Nancy Sisco-Carothers, Belinda Payne and all their classmates for making their focus bringing awareness to child sex trafficking and for their generosity in raising funds to help PACT continue in our mission to end it. Additionally, we wish to thank Michael DeHart, Executive Director of the Fort Hood Area Association of Realtors and Monica Palasota, of REMAX Cortiers in Bryans-College Station, who was the TRLP Facilitator, for their leadership roles in this project.