Carol Buchanan – Green Team New York Realty 2020 Citizen of the Year

Carol Buchanan donates Citizen of the Year Prize Money to local charities. She and her husband have always been involved in the community. They raised their children to give back.  Now they are raising their grandchildren to do the same. For instance, Carol and her granddaughter were spotted ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Shoprite.

Lucyann Tinnirello, Broker Manager of Green Team New York Realty, said this about Carol.

“She has a dedicated heart. It takes a special person to be so kind. Furthermore, she’s a loving mother, devoted wife, doting grandmother, and busy real estate professional, However, Carol still makes time to give to her community.”

It’s no wonder Carol was recognized as Citizen of the Year. She has been a Meals on Wheels driver for the past 12 years. Moreover, she continues to deliver meals despite the pandemic.  Unfortunately, Carol can’t chat with the seniors she delivers to. Consequently, she misses those conversations almost as much as they do. In addition, she is very involved with the Lions Club of Warwick and fundraising, including their 5K Labor Day Race.

Honoring Citizen of the Year with Donations to Local Charities

Geoff Green, President of Green Team Realty, believes in giving back to the community. In fact, Green Team’s core values include volunteerism and support of local charities. Geoff Green donated a total of $500 to the charities of Carol’s choosing in honor of her Citizen of the Year Award.

Carol graciously accepted the Award and announced the charities to receive donations:

“I’m honored to have received this award. I thank Geoff Green for his generous donation to the Warwick Area Migrant Committee and the Warwick Valley Humane Society. It is always my pleasure to give back to the Warwick community that has been so good to me and my family.  I’ve always admired the work and dedication of Suzy Barron for the Humane Society, as well as Kathy Brieger for her generous support and wonderful programs for the children of migrant workers.

Warwick Area Migrant Committee

Kathy Brieger,  Warwick Area Migrant Committee, shared these words::

“Carol, Congratulations on your recognition. I’m grateful to you for giving us this gift.  We will be using the $250 to support our Safety Backpack Project.  The bright orange bags will be given to 200 farmworkers who walk or ride their bikes to work.

These bags are packed with safety-related items like safety goggles and hand sanitizer.  The intention of the safety backpacks is to allow drivers to see farm workers as they walk or ride their bikes to work.   This is often a safety hazard during certain times of the harvest when farmworkers may be leaving for work and returning home when it is dark.   The date for the distribution is April 17th at 12 pm.  It will be organized by WAMC at the ALAMO.”

Warwick Valley Humane Society

Suzyn Barron of the WVHS sent the following message:

“Warwick Valley Humane Society is so honored to receive this donation from Carol for our Building Fund towards a new shelter facility.  On behalf of our homeless pets, we thank her for her generosity in sharing her award of Citizen of the Year with our organization.  

The current shelter facility is not up to today’s standards in animal sheltering. This new facility will offer a more spacious, healthier, safer, and well-ventilated building for the animals, staff, and visitors.  Thanks, Carol, for helping us build a better safe haven for our community’s unwanted, abandoned, and neglected animals.

Caro Buchanan of Green Team New York Realty selected local charities to receive donations in her honor

Carol Buchanan and Geoffrey Green present Suzyn Barron, Warwick Valley Humane Society, and Kathy Brieger, Warwick Area Migrant Committee with donation checks