Bill Poulos, Premium Income Alert Mastermind, Names US Veteran as Next Profits Run Starfish Award Winner

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Bill Poulos, president and co-founder of Profits Run, Inc., recently acknowledged Deborah Snyder as the next Profits Run Starfish Award winner for her work with Operation Renewed Hope Foundation. The award was created by Poulos to recognize citizens who have made a positive difference in their community.

We are honored to be among so many dedicated patriots and organizations across the nation working so diligently to end Veteran homelessness—one Starfish, one Veteran, one family at a time. Together, we are making a big difference.

Bill Poulos, creator of Premium Income Alert and co-founder of Profits Run Inc., recently awarded the Profits Run Starfish Award to Deborah Snyder. Snyder was revealed as the frontrunner for the award due to her exemplary work with Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, an organization which strives to end homelessness among veterans. Poulos presents the Profits Run Starfish Award to selfless individuals who strive to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of others. Snyder responded to the honor by saying, “On behalf of all of the Veterans and families we serve, thank you for this award. We are honored to be among so many dedicated patriots and organizations across the nation working so diligently to end Veteran homelessness— one Starfish, one Veteran, one family at a time. Together, we are making a big difference.”

Deborah Snyder is the president and CEO of Operation Renewed Hope Foundation (ORHP), which operates in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The foundation states that its mission “is to provide quality housing and supportive services to our Nation’s homeless Veterans.” ORHP works with landlords and rental agencies to secure housing for homeless veterans, and partners with other organizations to pick up donated furniture and household goods. The foundation provides transportation assistance to veterans, offering fares for public transportation and, whenever possible, donated vehicles. This transportation assistance allows veterans to seek and secure employment. In addition, ORHP helps veterans to find pro bono medical and dental care, as well as other services.

The Profits Run Starfish Award derives its name from a parable: After a storm on the ocean, countless starfish have been cast ashore, where they are dying. One man is walking along the shore and tossing individual starfish back into the water. A second man sees this, approaches the first, and skeptically asks, “Why do you bother? You’re not saving enough to make a difference.” The first man picks up a single starfish, throws it back into the water, and responds, “I made a difference to that one.” The Starfish Award is founded on the belief that individuals can do extraordinary things, and that those who work tirelessly to help others, often against all odds, deserve recognition. Even if an individual helps only one other person—throws one starfish back into the sea—an immeasurable difference has been made. The award pays tribute to those who do extraordinary work on behalf of individuals, communities, and the world.

A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Snyder is a US Army Veteran who currently works in the Department of Defense. A decorated combat veteran, she retired in 2009 as a Lieutenant Colonel, after serving for 21 years as a helicopter pilot in the Aviation Branch. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from James Madison University. She is also a distinguished military graduate of JMU’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Snyder holds a BS in Political Science and Criminal Justice, and an MA in Military Studies. She envisioned and founded Operation Renewed Hope Foundation in 2011, with the specific aim of helping homeless veterans.

The aid that Operation Renewed Hope Foundation provides is desperately needed. The Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 40,000 veterans experienced homelessness on a given night in 2017. 1.4 million additional veterans are at risk of homelessness. Each year the ORHP assists more than 100 homeless veterans and their families. Since its founding, the foundation has helped more than 800 homeless veterans. At present, the foundation has more than 30 team members. The foundation operates with an extremely low overhead, and over 90% of donated funds go directly to helping veterans. ORHP is intent on continuing its work until all homeless veterans in the DC area have housing stability: “We want our Veterans and their families to be at a place where they can rebuild their lives and where their children can have the stability they need before the school year begins. Together we can end Veteran homelessness in the DC metropolitan region.”

Bill Poulos and his son, Gregory, founded Profits Run Inc. in 2001. The company's mission is to give individuals the tools they need to make better investments. Profits Run offers a variety of training programs and products to help investors maximize trading strategies. A longtime philanthropist and community advocate, Bill Poulos founded the Profits Run Starfish Award in 2019 alongside his son. The award reflects the Poulos’s commitment to recognizing and supporting those who work tirelessly to make a difference in their community. Prior to founding Profits Run, Inc., Bill Poulos worked for General Motors for over three decades. He continues to be a committed author, investor, mentor, and philanthropist.

About Profits Run Inc.
Profits Run, Inc. was founded by Bill and Gregory Poulos in 2001. Profits Run is responsible for products like Premium Income Alert, Automatic Income Engine, 20/30 Wealth Trader, Earnings Profit Alert, and Real Wealth Alert. The name of the company is derived from the popular saying between traders, "Cut your losses and let your profits run." The company’s goal is to give individuals the tools they need to make smarter investments utilizing proper risk management. Profits Run publishes products and training programs to help people become better traders. The company has given assistance to over 100,000 investors in more than 150 countries.

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