SPAAR Hero Sara Anderson Leads With Heart
Five years ago Sara Anderson heard a presentation about The Open Door Food Pantry and their focus on providing healthy food to Dakota County and knew she wanted to get involved. Initially volunteering monthly, Sara saw firsthand the help The Open Door provided throughout Dakota County. The Open Door saw need grow exponentially during Covid, feeding up to 20,000 people each month.
“The Open Door is a great resource to help reduce hunger in Dakoka County,” said Sara, who is a Realtor® with Team Homes with Heart at Keller Williams Preferred Realty. “Despite good schools and neighborhoods, there is great need in our county and the food pantry is free to all residents.”
Sara leads the nonprofit’s Communications Committee and also serves on its Board of Directors.
In addition to volunteering with The Open Door, Sara has participated in multiple mission trips with Healing Haiti, helping residents of some of the poorest communities have access to clean water, food and other immediate needs.
Sara became a Realtor® in 2015, in part because of the flexibility it provides for her family. She and her husband have three children aged 17, 15 and 11. Prior to becoming a Realtor® Sara was a middle school English teacher.
“Having been a part of this community in many capacities has helped in my current career. I know the schools and the greater community,” Sara said. “As a real estate agent, people look to us for more than just buying or selling; they also want to know that we care about the community and are willing to give our time, money and support.”
Congratulations, Sara, on being named a SPAAR Hero! A program of SPAAR’s Community Engagement Committee, SPAAR Hero is sponsored by SPAAR’s REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. Members of SPAAR’s Communications Committee interview recipients and write the articles. If you think someone should be named a SPAAR Hero, contact Joe McKinley at firstname.lastname@example.org.