13th Annual Long Blue Line- 2015 Ambassador Ben Brewer!
Long Blue Line- 2015
Thank you to all those that participated!
Police officers are tough and resilient, so it's only fitting that Ben Brewer join the Aurora Police Department.
Ben is only 14 years old but has faced and overcome more than most adults.
Ben has fought cancer for 12 of his 14 years of life.
Because of Ben's toughness, Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz has appointed him an Honorary Police Officer.
"We are proud to have your family a part of us," Chief Metz said on Wednesday. "Your family will always be with us. We are going to be your backup. We got your back."
Congratulations Officer Ben Brewer!
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Thanks Sandie and Joan!
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Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer
Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.
#10: It's good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
- Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
- Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.
#9: It saves resources.
Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
- The estimated value of a volunteer's time is $15.39 per hour.
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.
You can test out a career.
#7: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in:
- Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
- Building camaraderie and teamwork
#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.
As a volunteer you help:
- Support families (daycare and eldercare)
- Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
- Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
- Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)
#4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn things like these:
- Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
- Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
- Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
#3: You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.
Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
#1: You make a difference.
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