You’ve likely heard the expression, “It takes a village.”
And while this African proverb focuses on the care of children, it’s a phrase that Sara Ogle, one of our 2022 Impact Hero finalists, applies to all residents in her community in a powerful and meaningful way.
Big heart. Giving spirit. Passionate. Servant leader. True hero. These are a few phrases used to describe Sara Ogle because she has transformed her Westwinds Apartments community with an overflowing spirit of philanthropy.
For Sara, her impact journey began after watching a webinar by popular speaker Toni Blake on social responsibility, specifically Red Nose Day, which is an annual fundraising campaign to end the cycle of child poverty and ensure a healthy future for all children.
Inspired by what she heard, Sara jumped at the chance to participate in a Red Nose Day event, but she didn’t stop there. Going beyond just her multifamily community, she took the initiative to create RHCares, a company-wide philanthropic movement for Westwinds parent company, Ripley Heatwole Company, Inc.
While she successfully spearheaded various volunteer campaigns for RHCares, that was just the beginning for Sara. From there, her efforts and impact blossomed, driven by what she clearly recognized as a need for change in her immediate community...
“I just love being able to give back. It warms my heart to hear the stories and to see strangers become neighbors, who become friends, who then become family. And honestly, I just feel a responsibility to do my part in combating crime by building community.”
- Sara Ogle
Learn more about Sara, words of wisdom, and what her peers say about her impact in the local community.