Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Charitable Superhero of the Week, Wade Yeoman


This week’s Charitable Superhero wants his industry to give

back. 


Wade Yeoman became a Champion for Best Buddies Kentucky as a way to give back to his community. He learned about the organization from Wes Auberry, founder of Beauty for a Benefit, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for charities. Wade had been looking for a cause that his law firm could support, and Best Buddies fit the bill:

“I have worked with multiple children that have sustained mental and physical injuries and disabilities. I quickly learned that one of the main services I was providing was simply being a friend. Not only listening about the client's case, but also spending time with them to truly understand what they are going through. It doesn't take long to understand that children that are different are ostracized. As an attorney representing these individuals we can help them pay for much needed healthcare, but we cannot provide the companionship that an organization like Best Buddies can.”
He was hooked, so he asked Auberry to put him in touch with the organization. As it turned out, it was perfect timing, as BBKY was getting ready for their annual Champion of the Year campaign. As part of his campaign, Wade is asking members of the personal injury law community to step up and support Best Buddies.

“I’m asking personal injury attorneys to donate money, raise awareness, and champion the cause. Have the brochures and literature available in your offices, and tell people about the program. It’s a way for us to give back and to offer emotional support to some of our clients.”
Wade also feels that giving back to the community has personal benefits:

“It’s very fulfilling. The old phrase is true, it’s better to give than receive.”