10/29/2015

Helpers for Hire - Fall Projects

Press Release – 10-29-15

Camdenton

 

Helpers For Hire - Fall Projects

This is the time of year when people start thinking about leaf removal, lawn fertilization, insulating well houses, etc… This is also the time of year we receive several calls from senior citizens concerning scam artists quoting them one price and then changing that after completing the work they were hired to do. Some fly by night scam artists use their time working at a property to “case” the area so they or someone they know can return at a later time to steal from the property. The problem is most seniors do not know where to go to find hired help they can trust not to scam them or steal from them.

The solution is a readily available list of trusted and vetted people available for hire. Since 2003, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office along with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has endorsed the Helpers For Hire program. Helpers For Hire is a non-profit program which maintains a data-base of people, called Helpers, who offer their services assisting with household chores, maintenance, outdoor projects and a variety of other services for those who cannot do these things for themselves. The Helpers have all been through a thorough background check, fingerprint check and have a photographic identification card so seniors know who they are dealing with.

Helpers For Hire is proud to announce retired Camden County Sheriff’s Sergeant Terri Harman is taking over the management and direction of the program. Sergeant Harman retired earlier this year with over thirty-five years in law enforcement and was on the ground floor of starting the program in 2004. Sergeant Harman is taking over for Mr. Larry Magill who originated the program at the request of then Camden County Sheriff John Page.

Citizens in need of help can visit the Helpers For Hire website at www.helpersforhire.com or click on the link for Helpers For Hire at the Camden County Sheriff’s Office website www.camdencountymosheriff.org from the Links tab.

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