Big Brothers Gets $100,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma received a $100,000 endowment donation from an anonymous donor. The gift was made in honor of Marine Lance Corporal Cody W. Hill of Ada and all of the men and women serving in the armed forces.
The 23 year old was seriously injured September 4 when the vehicle he and three other soldiers were riding in was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED). The explosion killed the other soldiers including Jared Shoemaker, a Marine reservist and Tulsa police officer. Hill was hit by shrapnel and suffered burns over 50 percent of his body.
The donor said, “I made this gift to underscore how important it is to think about others. Cody and our other brave soldiers illustrate this every day. They give of themselves unselfishly. I could think of no better organization to receive this gift than BBBSOK for it too has a day-to-day heroes who make a difference in the lives of children all across Oklahoma.”
Seven Big Brothers Big Sisters sites in Oklahoma merged in January of 2006 to form BBBSOK. The organization’s vision is to provide a Big Brother or Big Sister for every Oklahoma child who needs or wants one.
Contact BBBSOK at (918) 728-7904 for more information on how you can help.