Not only does Carmen care about her clients, but she also cares about the well-being of the community as well.
As an active member of her community, Carmen supports several organizations in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe area. Because giving back is primordial, for each transaction a percentage is given to one of the organizations below to improve the community and preserve our beautiful environment.
Truckee Donner Landtrust
The mission of the Truckee Donner Landtrust is to preserve and protect scenic, historic, and recreational lands with high natural resource values in the Truckee Donner region and manage recreational activities on these lands in a sustainable manner. The Truckee Donner Landtrust works with landowners, federal, state, and local governments, and the public, to create win-win situations for private and public interests.
Since 1990, the Land Trust has not only preserved nearly 40,000 acres of open space, but has also built trails, manages a campground, and has created numerous opportunities for the public to access and enjoy these lands.
Truckee River Watershed Council
The mission of the Truckee River Watershed Council is to restore the resiliency of the Truckee environment—so nature and humanity can thrive together for generations. The watershed has an impact on creeks and ponds but also on wildflowers and wildlife, birds and birders, fish and fishers’ nature and nature-lovers.
Our watershed is currently at risk due to erosion sedimentation, contamination with little or no oversight.
Truckee River Watershed Council’s work is multifaceted, and entails addressing the site biology, geology and hydrology while aligning agencies, contractors and volunteers and collecting fundings from diverse parties. Raising awareness for locals, visitors and water users is also part of their priority.
Adventure Risk Challenge Truckee
Adventure Risk Challenge’s mission is to empower underserved youth through integrated leadership, literacy, and wilderness experiences.
Since 2004, Adventure Risk Challenge’s has been working on improving English level, stimulating growth in the 7 development areas including positive identity, social competencies, and commitment to learning.
Two programs are available:
– the ARC Summer Course introduces students to the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains, while challenging them academically, emotionally, and physically. ARC selects ten to twelve students for each of its three month-long courses.
– The ARC Community Leadership Program, a multi-year progression that provides leadership opportunities and academic support for students throughout their high school career. The program is currently offered at four high schools: North Tahoe, Truckee, Firegbaugh and Dos Palos.
Sierra Community House
An organization near and dear to Carmen, Sierra Community House is a local organization in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee area that provides a range of services and supports to aid individuals and families in the local community. The compassionate work of this organization means so much to Carmen that she generously supports them in each completed real estate transaction, providing a generous donation on behalf of her respective clients.
The Sierra Community House strives to bring collaboration, connection, and a strong sense of community to all of the work that they accomplish. At their core, Sierra Community House believes in a greater sense of connection to help people realize their own power and resiliency. To learn more about the services offered by Sierra Community House, click here.