Big Brothers, Big Sisters Honors Volunteers

Some volunteers for Big Brothers, Big Sisters Berrien and Cass have been saluted by the organization with Outstanding Service Awards. At the group’s annual gala this month, Big Brothers, Big Sisters Berrien and Cass Director Jenny Miner tells WSJM News they named Dr. Anjana Gupta and Daniel Gearhart as the Bigs of the Year at an event November 18. Each has gone the extra mile to help a young person improve their life. Miner tells us you don’t have a to be a hero to be a big.

“It doesn’t always have to be a parent, and it doesn’t always have to be a relative,” Miner said. “If there is an adult in a child’s life who cares about them, is consistent, who follows through on what they say they are going to do, who can just be that extra person that says, ‘Hey, I care about you,’ that can make such a significant difference.”

Miner tells us Big Brothers, Big Sisters Berrien and Cass works with around 150 volunteers at any time, and they could always use more. If you’re interested, give them a call.