FROGs founder, Will Lourcey, was sitting at Red Carper Car Wash in Fort Worth and noticed a man next to him reading the Star Telegram newspaper. Will waited for the man the put the paper down, then read the article. The article was about George P. Bush, who lives in FW, running for Texas Land Commissioner. A light bulb went off!
When Will got home he told his mom that he was going to write George P. Bush a letter because he knew Mr. Bush would love to learn about the Tarrant Area Food Bank and ways to fight hunger. Will also knew that George P. Bush was probably a lot like his grandfather, President George Herbert Walker Bush, who happened to be the founder of the Points of Light Institute.
"I was a Daily Point of Light Award recipient, and I knew how important volunteerism and service is to the Bush family," Will said. "So, I wrote Mr. Bush a letter and hoped he would volunteer with me and my friends to fight hunger! It doesn't hurt to ask...right!?"
On Wednesday, August 14th, Mr. Bush and friends came to the food bank and toured the facilities learning about volunteer opportunities and ways to fight hunger. Team George P. Bush also helped pack over 1,000 backpacks with food for hungry children through the Backpacks for Kids program.
"It was awesome! Thank you Mr. Bush for helping us fight hunger!" Will said. "I hope this brings a lot of awareness and inspires others to be Do-ers and Not watchers!"
"See a need, make a plan, gather friends...CHANGE the WORLD! Ask people to volunteer...they will! Be a Do-er...take the initiative to get others involved!" Will stated.