News 6 Getting Results: Widow avoids foreclosure; fallen local landmark inspires school project

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News 6 is always working to get results in Central Florida.

From stories focused on health, education and crime to showcasing people getting results in our community, News 6 works to make the Orlando area a better place to live.

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Here are some recent Getting Results stories that may pique your interest:

News 6 gets results for a widow facing foreclosure for a bill she thought was deferred after Hurricane Irma. She says her mortgage company issued a June 3 deadline to pay up or lose the house. Mike Holfeld calls the mortgage company to get answers and saves the woman's home. Read his story here:

Oviedo widow avoids foreclosure after calling News 6

The College Park "Jump Tree" was taken down last year during Hurricane Irma. The tree was the gathering place for kids, going back generations. Now an Orange County school is paying tribute with an exhibit dedicated to the unlikely piece of local history. Julie Broughton explains their unique assignment below.

College Park's fallen landmark, The Jump Tree, inspires school project

In Brevard County, inmates work around the county, doing jobs that saved taxpayers $175,000 last year in manual labor costs. Erik von Ancken talks to the sheriff about the volunteer work that also takes time off the inmates' sentences. Watch his story here:

Brevard sheriff putting inmates to work on all-volunteer 'chain gang'

A daughter is recognizing the trauma surgeons at Osceola Regional Medical Center who saved her mom's life.  Kirstin O'Connor shows how Edith Cebada continues to make a miraculous recovery since the March 2017 crash that killed her husband below.

Woman who survived deadly crash returns to thank team who saved her life

Bonnie Vitale is the winner of this week's Getting Results Award. Vitale is the founder of Pay It Forward Outreach in Ocala. It works with 17 other nonprofits in the Marion County area to help families facing economic hardships find hope through furniture. Matt Austin has more on Vitale's story here:

Pay It Forward Outreach helps families find hope one piece of furniture at a time

Thank you for watching News 6, and remember you can nominate someone you think is deserving of the Getting Results Award by clicking here.

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