When someone is in trouble, do you head toward the action to lend a hand or do you turn and go the other way?
If you are Darren W. Carter, lead organizer of our Cleveland Dads Group, you take action to help.
Carter’s work to serve his community, family and friends recently earned his second place in the “Run Toward Fires” service contest held by a local sales and marketing group.
His wife, Theresa, nominated him for the award, citing not just his work with City Dads Group but also the work his does in his community for neighborhoods, schools and foster children. Darren has organized community bike riding events, donation drives and is also working on a community dinner to build local camaraderie.
We’ve written about Darren’s annual “birthday wish” in which he asks people to do something for a charity, most notably collecting backpacks so foster children have something to pack their belongings in when moving between locations.
“He is a wonderful man, who is always looking for ways to spread love and impact his family and the community around him,” she wrote in her nomination to the Company 119 agency.
Her entire nomination letter is read in the award announcement below, starting at the 4:59 mark:
Congratulations, Darren. You make City Dads Group proud.