SPAAR HERO: Amy Geislinger
December 3, 2019
Meet SPAAR Hero – and community advocate – Amy Geislinger
Some people have a gift for reaching out to others, and Amy Geislinger is one of those people. Named SPAAR Hero for November 2019, Amy is a REALTOR® relatively new to the business, but not new to helping others. She is an advocate who serves unsheltered individuals to help make their lives easier in many ways. In fact, Amy can be found each Wednesday evening volunteering with the Walking With A Purpose program, which provides wellness and dinner to about 150 people each week.
“I’ve always been interested in helping and advocating for others,” said Amy, who added, “much of our culture has lost that sense of caring for family and for some that results in a loss of home when difficult situations arise.”
Amy said some individuals have difficulty receiving services or shelter because they lack qualifications such as having a physical disability or having children.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Stout, Amy earned her degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She says that the nonprofit Walking With A Purpose is her biggest commitment right now, but she’s been involved in multiple nonprofits and volunteer efforts over the years to help those in need. And, she’s always willing to educate others about the needs right here in our own communities.
One project Amy works on monthly, often with a helpful hand from her husband, is creating Pack & Go Meals that include essential food for unsheltered individuals.
Congratulations, Amy, on being named SPAAR Hero for November 2019.
About SPAAR Hero
SPAAR Hero is a program of SPAAR’s Community Engagement Committee, sponsored by SPAAR’s REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. This interview was conducted by Chelsea Erickson, a member of SPAAR’s Communications Committee. If there’s someone you think should be named SPAAR Hero, contact Joe McKinley, Vice President of Advocacy & Community Engagement, at email@example.com
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