Monday, July 22, 2013

SSE Vehicles Help Southern Missouri Families

Stan Schultz stand with the Ozark Family Resource Agnecy and their new truck.
Schultz Surveying & Engineering is a company that believes it is important to give back to the community and its people.  In the last few years, SSE has worked with the Ozark Family Resource Agency (OFRA) in Doniphan to do just that.  SSE owner Stan Schultz said, “OFRA is a great organization that helps throughout southern Missouri. We are not always able to do as much as I would like but we do what we can.”
OFRA is a 24 hour/7 day a week service agency that transports shelter residents and their children to school and community functions.  OFRA also takes those residents to doctor appointments and even to submit applications for employment.  They travel daily into the service area of a seven-county region to provide these direct services.  OFRA provides parenting in-home services, skill building and child development, and they also travel to conduct forensic interviews with children that have been abused sexually and physically.  This seven-county service area spans across more than 4,400 square miles.
SSE has donated older vehicles that needed to be taken out of its fleet but were very usable for the type of traveling OFRA workers required.  “We are extremely grateful to Stan Schultz, he has been more than generous to have donated three vehicles over the past few years and two in 2011,” said Melissa Morgan, Director of Operations, OFRA.  “Stan has been so understanding with the work that we do and the need of our agency to travel.  The money that we are able to save by having agency vehicles for use instead of paying mileage has been amazingly beneficial to our agency.”
SSE also donated a truck that has been instrumental in helping transition crisis shelter clients into housing.  With the truck, OFRA is able to move people into their own home.  In addition, OFRA is able to utilize it for fundraisers.  “We have had a successful “stuff the truck” to collect food and other supplies for the crisis shelter.  We hold fundraisers across our seven county region, and with the truck we have been able to move all of our fundraiser stuff to our events with one trip, saving us money,” stated Melissa.
The mission of Ozark Family Resource Agency is to support children and families in crisis through the crisis shelter, affordable housing, and child advocacy services.  And that is exactly what they are doing.  “Being able to give back to the community in such a way as this has been a true honor.  These families and children are in good hands with Melissa and the OFRA, and I look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come,” said Stan Schultz, owner of SSE.
Melissa Morgan had this to conclude, “OFRA has been blessed by knowing Stan Schultz.   He has literally been the “wind beneath our wings, enabling us to transport shelter clients, attend staff trainings, move housing clients, and promote OFRA through fundraising events because he gifted the agency with three vehicles!  Our agency has been able to soar, thanks to Stan’s generosity.”
For more information about the Ozark Family Resource Agency or to make a donation please visit or call (573)996-2648. 

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