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Love for a Local Cause: Celebrating Freedom and Recovery


According to statistics provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 20.4 million people in the United States were diagnosed with substance use disorders (“SUD”) in the past year. Of these 20.4 million people, only 10.3 percent received treatment: this means that around 18 million people were left fighting addiction on their own.

Recovering from any type of addiction is not easy, and no one should have to fight such a battle alone.


Co-founder of Zoe Freedom Center, Dana Brown, is a survivor who celebrates over 20 years of being free from addiction. Knowing just how difficult recovery can be but how incredible life is when one is able to walk free from addiction, her and her husband, Mark, founded the Zoe Freedom Center. Dana and Mark created this center with a vision in mind: to help people find freedom from addiction by renewing minds in Christ, building healthy relationships, developing dreams, and serving others. The word ZOE means “God’s life” in the Greek language, making the name of this center quite fitting for its purpose of equipping addiction fighters with the tools they need to live fully free and alive.


This mission is one that Kim Guilder holds very near and dear to her heart. Because of her love for the local community and recognition of the importance of this mission, Ms. Guilder dedicates a portion of her commissions from her successful real estate firm directly to the Zoe Freedom Center. The founders, staff, and all those who have been touched by the Zoe Freedom Center are thankful for such support and wrote the following letter to the team at Kim Guilder Realty:


“We are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support and dedication of Kim Guilder Realty, a dedicated partner in advancing our nonprofit's mission of helping people find freedom from addiction. Kim’s tireless efforts and generosity have enabled us to expand our reach and impact, and make a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve.

From donating a portion of her commissions to our cause, to leveraging her network and resources to raise awareness and funds, Kim has gone above and beyond to help us achieve our goals. She has been a true ally in our fight to end addiction, and her commitment to making a meaningful difference is truly inspiring. We cannot express enough how much we appreciate Kim's contributions to our nonprofit. She is not only a valuable supporter, but also a trusted friend and advocate. We look forward to continuing our partnership and working together to create a brighter future for those seeking freedom from addiction.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”


Mark and Dana Brown; Founders of Zoe Freedom Center



To learn more about the Zoe Freedom Center, its mission, and how you can contribute to the cause, visit their website here.







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