A Bucs Gift For A Special MotherMay 13th, 2012
As we wind down Mother’s Day 2012 — strangely, a sports bar/watering hole Joe frequents in St. Peterburg was virtually vacant tonight — Joe brings a really cool story about how the Bucs helped out a great mother in need, and perhaps made the family’s year if not decade.
The Bucs early this month completed a search for a mom most in need of a car, and awarded a single-mother of four, Diana Rose of Clearwater, who relies on public transportation to get to work each day, a brand new Ford Focus.
Rose also volunteers at her children’s schools. She is a student mentor at Clearwater High School, and a math tutor at Belleair Elementary School. Rose also has developed a poetry lesson plan at Largo Middle School.
Rose can relate to some of the citizens she helps. Though Rose has a car, she confesses it is unreliable. For four years she took public transportation to work, a job where her supervisor can’t remember Rose ever being late.
Additionally, Rose walks six miles round-trip to Clearwater High School for her mentoring program, in addition to her trips to Largo Middle School and Belleair Elementary.
In the Clearwater Patch article, Rose noted how now she can take her son to soccer practice each day and use her car for additional responsibilities at work. Now with a car, she got a promotion. She works for the State of Florida helping needy families find assistance.
Joe has been holding on to this story for a while because he thought it was a tremendous Mother’s Day story, and Joe gives props to the Bucs for reaching out and helping a good woman, a great mother, making her family’s life just a little bit easier.