Agency News and Awards December 12, 2021

Green Team Supports Its Community


Being local real estate professionals means that we are your neighbors, friends, and family. Of course, Green Team believes in providing the best service to our clients. However, we also believe in being of service. As such, Green Team sales associates support their communities in many ways. We asked Green Team agents about what they do within their communities. Here is what some of them are doing:


Keren Gonen, GTNJR, raises money for Team Up for Hope, and for NAMI Sussex and NAMI Orange Counties. In addition, she participates in NAMI Walks. Alison Miller, GTNJR, fundraises for Vernon Township SCA (School & Community Association). Also, she participates in the annual Vernon 5k, dedicated to one person or family. In addition, Kristi Anderson is involved with the fundraising efforts of the Vernon Chamber of Commerce.

Vikki Garby, NTNYR, fundraised and organized meals for hospital workers during early COVID days. Carol Buchanan serves as Warwick Lion Club‘s Chairperson to raise funds for Thanksgiving and Christmas Gift Baskets. Furthermore, Carol is involved with their 5K Labor Day Race, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, and Food pantry donations. Terry Gavan helps raise funds for Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center.

Tiffany Megna, GTNYR, raises funds for Team Up or Hope, and for the local food pantry. Erica Grundfast fundraises for the Warwick Valley Middle School PTA.

Volunteering – From Schools to Helping Seniors, and more

Green Team New Jersey Realty, Vernon NJ

Keren Gonen was a volunteer at the Vernon Senior Citizen Center (pre-COVID) and volunteers at Upper Passaic Chabad Center. In addition, she joined the Vernon Beautification Committee and Chamber of Commerce. Furthermore, she is a director at the Sussex Board of Realtors. Heidi Hyland serves as the Government Affairs Director for the Sussex County Association of Realtors.  Alison Miller, formerly Treasurer of the Vernon Township High School SCA, went on to become President. And, Kristi Anderson volunteers as Director for the Vernon Chamber of Commerce. Furthermore, Kristi is also a sub to deliver lunches to seniors.

Green Team New York Realty, Warwick NY

Vikki Garby and her daughter collect used glasses for the Lion’s Club each month, for people in need.  In addition, Vikki is President of the Booster Club for the Warwick Crew Team. Carol Buchanan distributes Meals On Wheels every month to seniors. Terry Gavan volunteers for several programs at St. Stephen’s Church. These include Meals on Wheels, food pantry, and Mary’s Meals 9children in other countries. Additionally, she volunteers to help single mothers with baby supplies, collect clothing for local migrant workers, and meal trains for local cancer patients and their families. Tammy Scotto also volunteers for Meals on Wheels.

Krissy Many has  been the President of Burke Catholic 12th Man. As such, she helps organize community service opportunities for the football players to participate in. While limited due to COVID, prior events incljuded: Turn the Town Teal in Goshen; Gshen Food pantry; inspire pajama drive, and more. Erica Grundfast volunteers for the WVMS as an Event Chair and Board Member. Additionally, Erica is a Religious Education Catechist teaching at St. Stephen’s Church since 2006. Rebecca Hundley volunteers at the Warwick Valley Humane Society. Although timed out due to the pandemic, Edward Sattler volunteered as a church vocalist and for the Saturday Community Breakfast.

Toni Kreusch volunteers at Stand Up for Parks, helping clean trails, etc., and has also volunteered at Habitat for Humanity.  Dean Diltz volunteers as a coach for the Warwick Track Club and as occasional meet manager for WVHS Cross Country and Outdoor Track. In addition, he does food delivery as a driver for BackPack Snack Attack. He is also a volunteer for many events at St. Stephen’s Church. Tom Folino volunteers as Director of WVHS Boys Basketball Hall of Fame, and at the Warwick Boys’ Basketball Camp.

Citizen of the Year Awards

Every year at our Annual Awards Ceremony, a sales agent from each office is awarded Citizen of the Year. Recipients of this award have made outstanding contributions to our local communities. As many of the sales associates in each office are very involved in the community, the decision is a difficult one. However, in the end, there were two very deserving individuals who received this award for 2020. And in keeping with Green Team’s core values of volunteerism and support of local charities, Geoff Green donated a total of $500 to the charities chosen by each recipient.

Carol Buchanan, Citizen of the Year for Green Team New York Realty, selected Warwick Area Migrant Committee and the Warwick Valley Humane Society.  Alison Miller, the recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award for Green Team New Jersey Realty, selected the Vernon Valley High School SCA. Furthermore, Alison specified that the donation is for the Senior Scholarship Awards.

Team Up for Hope

Moreover, in 2020 Geoff Green and Amy Green created Team Up for Hope, a non-profit organization that supports local nonprofit organizations at the forefront of mental health, drug use, and suicide prevention. We are an all-volunteer organization comprised of Green Team sales associates and staff members. Sponsorship money is donated to NAMI Orange County, NY, and NAMI Sussex County, NJ, as well as to other local non-profit organizations. Recipients to date include local artist and mental health advocate, Dan McQuade, Center for Evaluation and Counseling, Family Partners of Morris & Sussex County, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Wounded Warriors, and Project Healthy Minds. Since November of 2020, Team Up for Hope has donated over $13,000 total to these organizations. 

In addition, Team Up for Hope produces webinars that address mental health, drug use, suicide, and suicide prevention. We bring together local experts to talk about related issues, including the impact of the pandemic.  The organization believes that by talking about the issues and bringing them out into the open, we can start breaking the stigma and ending the silence.

Team Up for Hope welcomes individuals and businesses to become sponsors. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Green Team Realty supports local organizations and charities

Our Sales Associates donate to the local and national charities that are important to them. Likewise, Green Team Realty has made donations and sponsorships to many local organizations, including: