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Home Buyers Helping Homeless

McKinney, TX, September 04, 2014 --( Clients of Step Up Realty are doing more than finding their next home, they’re helping people experiencing homelessness find homes too. Step Up Realty’s Co-owners, Matt Hilton and Audrey Reed, have taken the concept of professional, dedicated real estate service and added a charity element. With each home sale, Step Up Realty agents have committed to donating a portion of their commission to help those with urgent community needs. Within just four months, Step Up Realty has donated over $7,000 to The Samaritan Inn.

Hilton says, “Our goal is to help everyone find their dream home. Helping families without housing options to also find a home is a perfect fit with our values.” After hearing about the growth of family homelessness, Hilton said the agents wanted to designate their gifts to the Capital Campaign of The Samaritan Inn, which is building a new, state-of-the-art family shelter.

Lynne Sipiora, Executive Director of The Samaritan Inn, smiles at the irony of a home buyer or seller helping people who have no home. “These housing professionals have a tender and generous heart to those without any. When businesses like Step Up Realty, step up to help the community, we are all strengthened!”

Home buyers and sellers can contact Step Up Realty at or 469-343-4158.

About The Samaritan Inn
Founded in 1984, The Samaritan Inn is a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence. There are currently 155 residents living at The Samaritan Inn, of which 61 are children. Last year, more than 2,600 people who qualified for the program were referred to other services because there was no room at the Inn. The Inn is currently undergoing a $7.6 million dollar Capital Campaign to build a 100-bedroom family shelter on 15 acres of land, just 500 yards from the current shelter. To date, more than $3.3 million has been raised. For more information on The Samaritan Inn, please visit

To learn more about this event or The Samaritan Inn, please contact:
Lynne Sipiora, Executive Director
Office: 972.632.1290 x229,
Cara Mendelsohn, Community Outreach Manager
Office: 972.632.1290 x235, Mobile: 469.939.6123,
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Cara Mendelsohn

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