Ozarks Tonight: Realtors Helping People
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Ozarks Tonight: Realtors Helping People


AFTER THIS. Jennifer: WELCOME BACK TO OZARKS FOX. REALTORS FROM AROUND THE REGION ARE ON A MISSION THIS WEEK, AND THEY ARE NOT TRYING TO HAVE YOU BUY OR SELL HOME. THEY ARE HELPING FAMILIES IN NEED. A GROUP CALLED REALTORS HELPING PEOPLE IS HOLDING A FUNDRAISER LATER THIS WEEK. IS HAPPENING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10TH AT THE DOUBLETREE CLINTON CENTER ON NORTH GLENSTONE. GOODIN VENDORS THIS GOODS AND SERVICES AND VENDORS AND PRIZES. HERE TO EXPLAIN ABOUT THAT AND HOW HE CAN HELP AND WHERE THE FUNDS ARE GOING TO WE HAVE MAIA GUZMAN. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. LET’S START WITH THE EVENT PUBLIC CAN PEOPLE EXPECT? IS COMING UP IN A COUPLE DAYS, WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT FROM THE EVENT? SO WE ARE GOING TO HAVE FOOD AND DRINK VENDORS. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ALSO HUNDREDS OF ITEMS FOR A SILENT AUCTION AS WELL AS 20 BIG-TICKET ITEMS FOR A LIVE AUCTION. PROCEDURE GOING TO GO TO THE REALTORS HELPING PEOPLE, AND IT IS JUST TO HELP THE COMMUNITY DOING HOME REPAIRS Jennifer: WENT TO THIS IDEA COME ABOUT, REALTORS HELPING PEOPLE? I ALSO LIKE THE NAME IS VERY INDICATIVE OF WHAT YOU DO. RIGHT. Jennifer: HOW DID THIS FIRST? SO IN 1993 THE BOARD OF REALTORS CREATED THE GROUP REALTORS HELPING PEOPLE, AND OUR MISSION THEN, AND STILL NOW, IS TO HELP FILL THAT NICHE IN THE COMMUNITY, AND THEN TO HELP LOW INCOME, DISABLED OR ELDERLY PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY OWN HOMES GET THEM PREPARES. SO IT CONSISTS OF AREA WHERE THE AGES THAT WORK TOGETHER WITH THE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN CONNECTION WITH HUMAN SERVICES, AND WE JUST WANT TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY AND HELP OUT ANYBODY CAN. Jennifer: SO FAMILIES THAT WOULD NEED TO REPAIR THEIR HOME, MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT, HOW DO YOU FIND THESE FAMILIES? DO THEY COME STRAIGHT TO YOU? ARE YOU PARTNERING WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY? HOW EXACTLY IS THAT CONNECTION GOING TO BE MADE? SO THE PEOPLE ARE WE LIKE TO CALL THEM DASH THE FRIENDS. THEY ARE COUNSEL CHURCHES AND WHEN THEY QUALIFY THAT FAMILY THAT PERSON, AND WHAT’S CONNECTION TO HAVING SERVICES, THEN WE CAN GO AHEAD AND ISSUE WHATEVER KIND OF EMERGENCY REPAIR THEY ARE IN NEED. I KNOW THIS IS YOUR FIRST YEAR OF THE COMMUNITY BUT THIS EVENT HAD BEEN HELD IN THE PAST. HOW MUCH ARE YOU MAKING EVERY YEAR? WHAT IS YOUR GOAL FOR THIS YEAR? OUR GOAL FOR EVERY YEAR WITH THIS BIG EXPO WE PUT OUT IS BETWEEN $35,000 AND $50,000, AND, LIKE I SAID, ALL THE PROTEINS PROCEEDS GO TO HELP THE FAMILIES THAT GET REFERRED TO US Jennifer: THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO RAISE, $35,000 TO $50,000. AND YOU SAID YOU ARE EXPECTING A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THE EVENT. ANY IDEA? PROBABLY BETWEEN ANYWHERE FROM THREE-500 PEOPLE Jennifer: THAT’S A LOT. ANOTHER THING WE WERE TELLING YOU BEFORE WE STARTED RECORDING, HEARING THE SPRINGFIELD GREATER AREA, WE HAVE ABOUT 2200 REALTORS. THAT IS CORRECT Jennifer: IS A PRETTY BIG NUMBER. THAT IS A BIG NUMBER YEAH Jennifer: I WANT YOU TO GO BACK TO THE MISSION. IF SOMEONE HAS A HOME OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS REPAIRS, WHAT ARE SOME OF THOSE THINGS THAT PEOPLE CAN ASK FOR HELP? SO WE BOTH A LOT OF WELL, AROUND AND GO ROUNDS. WE HELP WITH ROOF LEAKS. WE HELP WITH WATER HEATERS THAT GO OUT. WE HELP WITH ELECTRICAL ISSUES. SO BASICALLY ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE EMERGENCY TO THE HOME THAT MIGHT PUT THEM IN DANGER. AND THAT’S SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WE HELP WITH Jennifer: ABOUT HOW MANY FAMILIES YOU’D YOU GUYS HELP OUT WITH? WE TRY TO HELP DASH AND IT KEEPS GROWING EVERY YEAR, BUT BETWEEN 35,000 DASH 35 AND 50 FAMILIES Reporter: YOUR FIRST YEAR IN THE COMMUNITY AND WITH THIS COMPANY WE ARE WORKING ON THIS EVENT THAT HELPS OUT THE COMMUNITY. WHAT IS THAT LIKE FOR YOU, STARTING OUT WITH THE COMPANY AND THAT ONLY DOING SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF AND CAREER BUT OKAY, HERE’S HOW WE ALSO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY? WHAT HAS THAT BEEN LIKE FOR YOU? FOR ME CASE EVERYTHING. MY BACKGROUND IS ALWAYS IN THE NONPROFIT AND, AND BEING ABLE TO DO A JOB THAT I LIKE AND COMBINE THAT WITH MY PASSION FOR HELPING PEOPLE, IT’S A DREAM Jennifer: WONDERFUL, ALL RIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH. BEFORE WE GO, DETAILS AGAIN TO IS HAPPENING OCTOBER 10TH AT THE DOUBLETREE CONVENTION CENTER ON NORTH GLENSTONE. WE WILL HAVE ALL THOSE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE, OZARKSFIRST.COM. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. TAKE YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME, JENNIFER Jennifer: WE’LL BE BACK HERE

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