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March 5, 2013 > Giving Day

Giving Day

Submitted By Hilda Furtado

On March 2nd, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie's Fremont Office provided services to help benefit Abode Services, a non-profit organization that offers housing programs and assistance to homeless and low-income families and individuals. Dozens of Fremont office agents and their families spent the day sprucing up Abode's Sunrise Village by painting and freshening up the shelter's community dining room and adding new plants and herbs to the family patio.

The Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter, located in Fremont, was specially designed and built to house homeless families and single adults in an efficient and dignified manner.

Longtime Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie agent, John R. Smith, is a member of Abode's Board of Directors. "No one in the Bay Area needs reminding that housing here is expensive," said Smith. "For a family struggling to get out of homelessness, finding affordable housing can be a huge obstacle. I am proud that Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie supports Abode as they work to ensure everyone has a home."

For more information about Abode Services, visit

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