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Today we’re shining the community spotlight on Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Fredericksburg by sitting down with Executive Director Michelle Hedrich and our very own Michael Gillies, who is the newly elected president on the board. This organization has had a huge social impact in our area for the past 50 years, and it continues to champion mentorship and positive relationships between “bigs” and “littles” from all different backgrounds.

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch the full message, or use these timestamps to skip to topics that interest you most:

0:5—An overview of this respected national organization and its inspiring local mission

2:15—How Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Fredericksburg has been impacted by COVID-19, and how the board is surmounting these new challenges

5:22—Simple ways you can help the organization get through this difficult time

6:20—Upcoming events to mark on your calendar

8:17—How to stay engaged in the mission via social media

If you or someone you know would make a fantastic big brother or sister, we encourage you to reach out to Michelle Hedrich or anyone else on staff, and attend one of their upcoming virtual events. Of course, for any real estate-related needs you may have, feel free to give us a call here at The Gillies Team; we always look forward to hearing from you and helping in any way we can.