Financial Advisor Stands on Street Corner to Help Hurricane Victims

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Hunter Willis, a 27-year-old Colorado Springs man, is raising money for local Hurricane Katrina victims by standing on a street corner -- and offering financial advice.

Hunter Willis, a 27-year-old Colorado Springs man, is raising money for local Hurricane Katrina victims by standing on a street corner -- and offering financial advice.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 12 through Sept. 16, Willis, a financial advisor at Waddell & Reed, will stand on the corner of N. Union and N. Academy three hours each day, holding a sign that reads, "Will do financial planning for food."

Willis hopes to attract new business while raising money for hurricane victims. He will donate half of all commission he receives from the financial planning fees to Care and Share, Southern Colorado's largest food bank. The food bank is supporting national hurricane relief efforts and aiding local victims.

"I wanted to do something creative that would generate some buzz," Willis said. "My goal is to raise $5,000." Willis, who has friends in the New Orleans area, is especially interested in helping victims relocating to Southern Colorado.

Willis, who was affected by personal tragedy at age 4 when his father died, also has a passion for helping people plan for their financial futures. "I reaped the benefit of good financial planning," he said. "We didn't have to move, my mom could work part-time and I went to college and came out debt free. My dad was a good father because he provided for all our needs."

As a financial advisor, Willis specializes in creating comprehensive plans that incorporate both short- and long-term financial goals.

Willis will post his street-corner progress at his Web site: http://www.hunterwillis.com. Interested parties may also contact him at Waddell & Reed: (719) 590-1871. To donate directly to Care and Share, call (719) 528-6767.

Contact:

Hunter Willis

5455 N. Union Boulevard

Suite 100

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Phone: 719-590-1871, ext. 102

http://www.HunterWillis.com
Katrina @ HunterWillis.com

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