Family gives back to honor loved one who vanished
November 7th, 2015 was the day Jordan Green vanished without a trace. Loved ones said the then 23-year-old was last seen when he left work at the former Over Bar & Grill" on Bandera Road in Leon Springs.
“I can't even imagine what they're going through," Jennifer Martinez, friend of Green’s aunt said.
Martinez used to work Lisa Camargo and saw first-hand how his disappearance impacted the family.
‘They just want to be able to bring him home,” she told Fox San Antonio’s Ryan Wolf. “That way everyone can rest."
Martinez also volunteered her time to help his aunt put together care packages for the homeless in Green’s name. The family has been doing it twice a year ever since he went missing. Camargo collects toiletries, blankets and food to hand out on events called a Green Christmas in December and the Jordan Green Bring Awareness Day in November. That event on his anniversary also honors other local families who are looking for missing loved ones.
“For someone to turn this tragedy around and thinking about other people that really inspired me,” Martinez shared. “Not just me but my children."
That was her reason for nominating Camargo on CASH FOR KINDNESS. We surprised her outside of her house. Martinez told her she would be dropping off donations for the upcoming Jordan Green Bring Awareness Day. But when she got to the car to help with the so-called donations, Fox San Antonio’s Wolf came out to greet her.
“Oh my god!” Camargo said.
“I know you don't know what's going on,” Martinez told her while she grabbed her hands.
“I don't!” Camargo said with a nervous laugh.
“But, I called Ryan from Fox San Antonio,” Martinez added.
“OK,” Camargo acknowledged.
“What you're doing for the homeless is so inspiring,” Martinez told her. “Not just for getting Jordan's name out there but for everybody. You've inspired me. I'm sorry I lied to you.”
Camargo reached out to give Martinez a hug.
“You've inspired me and inspire all these families," Martinez whispered in her ear.
“I'm just full of emotion,” Camargo said while crying. “I can't talk about Jordan without my heart hurting."
Wolf explained the real reason why everyone was here to see her.
“Your kind spirit is so inspirational,” he said. “So, we want to help give back."
He reached into his pocket and handed her a stack of $100 bills on behalf of Fox San Antonio as her CASH FOR KINDNESS award.
"$500, $600, $700, $800, $900, $1,000,” she counted with tears streaming down her cheek. “Are you kidding me? That's what we needed to reach our goal. I'm trying to raise $2,000 so I can have everything covered. We're going to order pizzas and we have all these big plans. And we're literally a thousand off. Oh my god! I don't even know what to say.”
She once again gave Martinez a hug. The anniversary event for Jordan Green’s disappearance is now fully funded. “I dreamed this day would come true.”
It’ll take place November 7th at 5:30 pm in the parking lot of Pico De Gallo restaurant between W. Commerce St. and Buena Vista St. near Downtown. There will be a balloon release, food and toiletry bags distributed to the homeless.
Click here to nominated someone for the $1,000 CASH FOR KINDNESS award