We often hear stories about our members doing exceptional things – whether for the community at large or a specific family they are assisting. We thought we would share some of these stories, which illustrate the kind of service that brings customers back again and again and makes these professionals so integral to the communities they serve. We begin by highlighting Houston member Martha Turner of Martha Turner Properties and her efforts with the National Night Out.
Martha Turner, president and CEO of Martha Turner Properties and community activist, had a goal to market Houston as a safe place to live. To help achieve this, Martha Turner Properties began sponsoring National Night Out (NNO), a community campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness. By partnering with the Memorial Villages Police Department and Martha Turner Properties sales associates through an ad campaign, direct mail outreach, and other media vehicles that targeted homes throughout the community, Martha Turner Properties helped double last year’s NNO attendance of community members at the 2011 event. Martha Turner Properties’ sponsorship gave the local police, fire, SWAT and DEA members the necessary resources they needed to reach out to citizens and communicate important safety messages in person.
“It is the relationships we have built within the business community, such as the one we have with Martha Turner Properties, that allow us to provide the level of service to the citizens in our community we might not otherwise be able to provide,” said Memorial Villages Chief of Police Gary Brye.
In addition, Martha Turner Properties distributed free child fingerprint kits (“Safe Child ID/DNA Packages”) to all NNO attendees. The “Safe Child” kits serve as “real-life” tools that parents view as a true value and continue to be in great demand.
Martha Turner Properties’ efforts to help keep children safe extend beyond NNO into an ongoing campaign that was developed in partnership with Memorial Villages Police Department’s Officer O.G. Miller, the policeman who interfaces with students at the area schools. Because he is well-respected by the children, Officer Miller’s name and face are now on safety tip cards that Martha Turner Properties mails to homes throughout the community.
We salute the entire Martha Turner Properties team for making a real difference in their community.
Posted by: Kimberly Ecker