The comments tell the tale.
“Just want to thank you again for being here today. You guys were awesome! I look forward to working with you again next month and hopefully even sooner than that.
Brent… Seriously… These guys were awesome!”
The email came from Gillis’ coordinator Jennifer Hurst on Dec. 11, 2014, mere hours after Mary Cygan and her Rockhill Insurance coworkers had helped staff the children organization’s holiday gift gallery for six and half hours. Two days later, Cygan and her family (10 strong) visited Morning Glory Ministries to help feed the homeless.
“We loved Gillis and we loved working with Pete to feed the homeless. It felt so good to give back…thanks so much for making that happen for us.”
Friends, this is why we do this. Those comments represent the heart of what we’re striving to create. So much good comes from one person helping another, and it positively affects all involved. The impact can be life changing, and if we as a city can just care a little bit more about someone else, imagine what we could accomplish. It’s a movement. It’s real. It’s love.
Our impact stats as of Dec. 17, 2014: 34 different KC charities assisted by 448 individual volunteers for a grand total of 1,331.5 service hours since April 2014.