The BEST kinds of e-mails, are the positive messages sent from our members and volunteers. This one was too good not to share, from one our dedicated members and volunteers, Dorothy:
“One Cold Friday night sometime ago, my husband and I were sitting at home enjoying casual conversation (and wine). Stephen asked me if I could pose a question to Andrea about Amino Acids in certain foods next time I ran into her at the ‘Y’. As I reached for my phone to text Andrea, Stephen said, “what are you doing? It’s 9:00 p.m., surely she does not want to be bothered now”. I reluctantly fired off the text. My cell phone chimed immediately. Still reluctant, I answered. There was a passionate voice on the other end of the line that answered, “Dorothy, how can I help“?
When my family and I joined the Wheeler Branch seven years ago, we were immediately embraced and befriended by its’ entire staff and members. There was a time when I told the Executive Director that I could not swim very well, his response was, “how can I help“? There was a time when philanthropy asked of me was answered with “how can I help“? Wheeler was an organization about its’ profit second and dedication to improving the entire person in spirit, mind, and body foremost. Today, I am proudly writing that I am witnessing a spirit among the members of The Run Club that surpasses any that I have experienced before. It is because of Andrea’s enthusiasm, passion, and encouragement that a ripple effect has transcended The Wheeler Branch. (There are also many reported stories of our children being more aware of their own nutrition choices because of this and even have their own run club) After being positively impacted by Andrea, I find myself looking around asking, “how can I help“?
This year’s spin-a-thon is right around the corner and I thought what better way is there to honor Andrea’s efforts than to do it by improving the lives of others. In honor of Andrea, The Run Club has sponsored a bike of its own in her honor. Thanks to generous donations from Richard’s Machine, Inc., Pat, Karen, Lynn, Alison, and Gabi the wheels on the Run Club Spin Bike will proudly and with honor be turning on the 4th of May. I also take this opportunity to ask each and everyone of you that has been positively impacted through Andrea to please make a donation. Ask yourselves, “How Can I Help“?
Andrea your willingness to help is greatly appreciated! Thank you for all you do.
Dorothy B. Weber”