July 20, 2005
Emerge Member Becomes a Big Brother
After seeing the blog entry on May 26 about Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Emerge Member Kevin Terrell of SunTrust Banks was motivated to make a difference and become a Big Brother. Following is Kevin's experience as a big brother.
Thanks for printing the May 26 BLOG article asking for Big Brother/Big Sister volunteers. The article made me realize that I could be responsible for enriching someone else's life by giving up just a few hours of my time each week. I volunteered and within about a month, I met my little brother. Ty is an active 8 1/2 year old boy in need of a friend to do things with. Last weekend we attended a Big Brothers / Big Sisters picnic together and now we are making plans for this Saturday. Going into this, I knew that I would be giving my time, but I never dreamed of the joy and satisfaction that I would be receiving in return.
This really demonstrates how Emerge is making a difference in Lakeland. If you have an interest in making an impact in the life of a children in Polk County by volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters, please contact Rebecca Gross Tieder at 863-682-5191 or via email at email@example.com.
Posted by Michael Wiener at July 20, 2005 05:21 PM
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