The tragedy of Freddie Gray’s death has led to many things including an massive uprising around the country, riots in Baltimore, social media outrage worldwide, tears, love, hate, anger, empathy, and even apathy. His death has also led to the inducement of the six police officers involved in his arrest and murder but there is one thing Freddie Gray’s unfortunate death has led to that isn’t getting a great amount attention.
In less than two days following all the uproar in the streets Baltimore, the city’s chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has received an overwhelming amount of support and interest from mentor applicants. A 100% increase would be quite significant; 500% would be amazing; but the 3000% increase in mentor applicants for the Baltimore chapter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is astronomically awe-inspiring.
“To have people reach out and say, ‘I want to make a commitment for the next year of my life spending every week with a young man or woman,’ is blowing my mind actually,” said the President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake Terry Hickey to NBC News.
While the organization is used to receiving approximately 5 inquiries per week, Hickey pointed out that the 500 inquires he has received within the last few days is mind blowing and unexpected.
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