TAMPA, FLORIDA – Help Us Gather, or HUG, a local nonprofit organization that specializes in connecting individuals with disabilities to social events and activities in the area, is launching a new ambassador program inspired by a local Pinellas county woman, Melissa Caulfield.
Caulfield is a 43-year-old woman from Indian Rocks Beach who is confined to a wheelchair. Despite her physical challenges, Caulfield graduated with honors from the University of South Florida in 2004 with a degree in interdisciplinary social science. She is an intelligent and beautiful woman who always has a smile on her face.
Although HUG had no existing plans to start an ambassador program, Caulfield inspired the idea during a group visit from the HUG team to a local fitness class that she attends. Robin Lally, founder of HUG, said “I started speaking with Melissa and I could see the potential she had to make a difference. She made me realize that HUG could be so much more than a three-person nonprofit. With the help of Melissa and others in the community, we can really have the impact we want.”
HUG Ambassadors are people with special needs that choose to become members of the HUG Team to advocate for social inclusion for those with disabilities. It is the job of a HUG ambassador to share HUG’s mission to facilitate a stronger social community for people with special needs.
Caulfield has accepted the role of ‘Original Ambassador’ and said, “I am honored, thrilled, and so grateful for the opportunity to help people. I feel blessed to be a part of HUG and I think this opportunity will be life changing for me.”
HUG plans to welcome over one hundred ambassadors within the next few months.
There are perks for ambassadors to make sure they know how much they are appreciated including an exclusive annual Ambassador party.
For more information on HUG or how to become an ambassador, go to http://www.helpusgather.org/. You can also find HUG on Instagram and Facebook @helpusgather.
Help Us Gather is part of The Helping Project, a public charity with 501c3 status. Robin Lally founded Help Us Gather (HUG) in 2017. Help Us Gather is an easy, no-cost way to find or share events for people of all abilities in Tampa Bay. For more information contact: Robin Lally, President at (727) 489 – 5885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.