Realtors scale up good deeds in disaster-torn communities this holiday season

From handing out blankets to shrinking the costs of homebuilding, real estate community finds creative ways to give back

Every Christmas Eve, Houston Association of Realtors’ chair Cindy Hamann drops off a blanket and a bottle of wine to several random and very thankful homeless people in downtown Houston. Realtors like Hamann are doing wonderful deeds all over the country this holiday season, but for those in real estate recovering from natural disasters, projects meant for giving back are being executed on a larger scale than normal.