Vickie Lobo, a REALTOR® at RE/MAX Champions in Upland, Calif., made it her mission to be a positive influence in her community by helping with the homeless crisis. She founded Knock Knock Angels, a nonprofit organization that assists with getting homeless military veterans and single parents with children into safe, warm environments in which they can thrive.
Knock Knock Angels partners with other community organizations that help provide housing and then provides a complete household full of home furnishings. For example, the nonprofit has joined forces with the Water of Life Church, City of Rialto, Fontana Police Department and AMVET Post 77. Knock Knock Angels has helped a mother coming out of homelessness turn things around for her family and provided a homeless grandmother who was sleeping in her car with a completely furnished, one-bedroom apartment. The group has also performed a “Christmas Miracle Makeover” for a homeless nurse and her special needs daughter, as well as for a disabled vet and mother of three. In addition, the nonprofit performs “random acts of kindness” throughout California’s Inland Empire.
“It's truly magical,” says Lobo. “The people we serve have nothing, but after an encounter with us, they have enough!”
As a REALTOR®, Lobo works hard to get home sellers each and every penny that they're entitled to. She also strives to help her buyer clients and investors locate just the right property or investment. She is diligent, operates with honor and believes wholeheartedly that “what goes around, comes right back around.”