ReferralExchange Sponsors Four Sacramento Build Days with Giveback Homes

Sacramento, California, June 21, 2018 -- 

ReferralExchange brought out 80 employees to volunteer over the span of four days to help transform the home of a local Veteran and his wife.

Glenn is a navy veteran who fought in Vietnam, and Joanne is a retired nurse practitioner who is gearing up for her 23rd surgery, this time to replace her knee. The couple has lived in this house (that Joanne’s grandfather built) for 5 generations. Joanne grew up next door and would tell us stories of when she was a kid living on the property. From square dancing, to Christmas pageants, it all went down here for their family. Thanks to a generous donation from ReferralExchange, the Claghorn’s are getting a new roof and a fresh paint job on the home that’s housed so many memories for them.

The volunteers helped tear off the old roof, and repair dry rot before replacing the shingles and giving the home some fresh paint. These repairs will allow Glenn and Joanne to stay in their home and solve their leaking roof problem, so they can focus on their health.


Both Fox40 and Good Day Sacramento stopped by the build site to check on the progess. 

Thanks to ReferralExchange's generous donation and army of volunteers, the Claghorn's are ready for the rain with their new and improved roof. 

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Sacramento, California, June 18, 2018 -- ReferralExchange, the leader in real estate referrals in the United States, will be donating time to help a Veteran couple hold onto their family home. Over the course of four separate build days on June 21, 22 27, and 28, 80 employees of ReferralExchange will take time to help Joanne and Glenn Claghorn keep their home.


The couple lives in a Fair Oaks, California home which was built by Mrs. Claghorn’s grandfather and has been home to five generations in their family. Mr. Claghorn is a Vietnam era Navy Veteran who has suffered injuries and has had multiple shoulder and back surgeries. Mrs. Claghorn suffers from Crohn’s disease and has had 23 surgeries. Due to disability, the Claghorns have not been able to maintain their home and fear having to lose the property that has been part of their family for generations. ReferralExchange employees will be working with Giveback Homes and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento to tear off and replace the roof of the home.


“Our Sacramento employees are so excited about the opportunity to help the Claghorns,” said Lisa Fettner, VP of ReferralExchange. “Giving back is important to our company mission.”


This is the second time that ReferralExchange has partnered with Giveback Homes on a local build. In 2016, 50 employees of ReferralExchange volunteered with Giveback Homes and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento on a multi-site build project. ReferralExchange has also donated money to fund the building of multiple homes for families in need in Nicaragua and sponsors Giveback Homes memberships for selected ReferralExchange members.


“Companies that give back are important to their local communities and the world as a whole,” added Caroline Pinal, co-founder of Giveback Homes. “It’s great to see ReferralExchange rolling up their sleeves to give this couple the opportunity to stay in their home.”



About ReferralExchange

ReferralExchange, the nation’s top real estate referral company, is dedicated to creating great real estate experiences between real estate professionals and customers. Founded in 2005, ReferralExchange has built an invite-only network of over 23,000 top-performing Realtors. In 2017, the network created over 215,000 agent-to-consumer matches.


About Giveback Homes

Giveback Homes is dedicated to creating a sustainable relationship between real estate professionals, their clients, and communities in need throughout the world. Their goal is to create social change through the act of buying or selling a home. Through fundraising events, build days, and international trips they are dedicated to inspiring the real estate industry to take action for social good. Together with their giving partners, Giveback Homes has funded and built over 200 homes for families in need in Nicaragua. To learn more about Giveback Homes and join the movement for social good, please visit