What if everything you needed to know about your new hometown was conveniently placed on one Facebook page? Well, that's a reality for Fort Hood families. All thanks to a stay at home military wife. And she's helping more than 9,000 people for free.
As a stay at home military wife, Jessica Mitchell found her calling in sewing. But it wasn't until she saw a post about vendors at a local event on the Fort Hood Area Events Facebook page that she decided to use those sewing skills to make some extra cash for her family.
"It was the perfect time and opportunity to launch my business," said Jessica.
Jessica gives Denise Igo, the creator of the Facebook page, all the credit for her new business called Jessica's Classy Crafts. "I truly am blessed that she had put that up otherwise I would have had no idea," she said .
Like most Military wives, Denise moved to Central Texas when her husband was transferred to Fort Hood.
"I wanted things to do, I wanted to get out of the house. I didn't know where anything was in town,"said Denise.
So she created a Facebook page. a page with everything a Fort Hood family needs to know.
Two years after it's launch, the page has more than 9,000 followers all depending on Denise for updates on events, local news alerts, and all things Army.
"I have no idea where she gets it all. She's on there 24/7, there's always news. I don't even know how she does anything else," said Jessica.
When Denise leaves her home, she's still connected to all her friends on her Facebook page. She always brings along her iPhone and her iPad.
"It is now a full time job, a job that I love to do, I know that I'm helping out a lot of people and that's fulfilling even if I don't get paid for it," said Denise.
But she's helping her fans, like Jessica get paid.
"On the other Facebook pages, they don't do that every day so getting to broadcast my business daily on her page, especially with so many followers, it really helps," said Jessica.
And Denise says that's worth more than any paycheck.