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I wanted to take a few moments to express my gratitude to everyone on this site. First of to K, R, and W. Thank you so much for all the hard work you guys put into this site to make it the best site for Vol information. I have been a member almost since the beginning and have witnessed first hand the hard work and dedication that you guys put into this site. So a big thank you for not only bringing quality information but maintaining your journalistic integrity. Also wanted to thank you guys for the interaction that give everyone on this site. I have been on a few message boards and you are top notch when it comes to interaction. Thank you for building this amazing community of Vol fans! I could go on and on and list all the things that makes you guys the best in the business but it would take all day!! It is noticed and much appreciated!!
To the members of the board a very BIG thank you. Above I spoke about how great this community is and it is because of people like you. You guys have made this much more to me than a message board. You are my extended family and I love you for it. I consider most of you dear friends. I enjoy reading all the knowledge and information that you bring to board. I hope we have many more 247 meet and greets. Atlanta was so much fun and I enjoyed meeting everyone of you.
I am writing this b/c I am going to have to take a break from being a VIP for awhile. My good friend lost her husband on Jan 27th to suicide. She is only 31 and a mother of two small children under the age of 4! She only works part time as a church day care teacher. Because it was suicide, there is no life insurance. I am giving her all the extra money I can for the next few months to help her get through this difficult time. I know it's only $10 a month but I feel like I need to help her out anyway I can. I will be back as VIP, it just might take a few months to get her there. I will continue to come on and read the things I can and try to join in the discussion as much I can. This was a difficult decision for me but in the grand scheme of things it was the only decision to make.
Thanks for kind words, gr82b. You aren't going anywhere, though ... and you'll still have VIP access.
Folks have already pledged to help you since you are helping your friend.
Sent details in private message.
Your team. All the time.
This is what makes this site so special!!
"When we step on that football field, everyone flips a switch. And it's on..." - Butch Jones
That is fantastic KR. Proud of this Site for that decision. 2nd DV on the BOOOOM
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Praying for your friend GR82.
maybe we can set some kind of fund we can donate a little to help your friend out?
big heart.our prayers go out to the young ladie and children.
Agree 100%. Started getting messages in my inbox about 30 seconds after the post hit the board.
Your prayers, support, and generosity are a big part why I have remained a member here for so long! It was the reporting that got me in but it was this family style community that made it an obsession. I have seen what really makes a Volunteer in so many members on this board. It is b/c of people like you that TN has the greatest fan base in all of college football. You make me feel even more proud to display/wear my orange daily. To the people who offered to help, there are no words to truly express my gratitude. It touches my heart. Tears fell but they were the good kind. Thank you so much!!
Any way we can help your friend?
Senior Writer, govols247
By the time I saw this thread, Kevin had already posted about the responses. I can't say I'm surprised, because this board has stepped up like this time and time again...
I second this notion...
Prayers for sure! She is too proud to let me set up a fund at our bank. She will only accept my help using the premise it was a loan she will pay back. I have had my paychecks direct deposited in her account for the next few months.
How about something that isn't money?
Is she a sports fan? A UT fan?
gr82b, I can only hope I surround myself with friends like you in the future. I will definitely be keeping you and your friend in my thoughts and prayers.
I am simply amazed by the family atmosphere and the generosity of folks on this site. My friends don't believe me when I say I'm part of a family by being a UT fan. It's not about winning or losing in the big picture, it's about the relationships you forge during the process. I'm truly proud and blessed to be a part of this family.
As I'm sure you know, if there is anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to ask.
Prayers for you and your friend. Everyone needs people in their lives like you to share the good times with and to get through the bad times with. You are the living definition of a friend and the embodiment of what our Lord would have us do. God bless you!
"Never take for granted what it means to be a Volunteer." Peyton Manning
gr82btnvol, I am deeply moved by your generosity and love for your friend. Know that I am lifting her and her children up in prayer. I am also thanking God for people like you that make a difference in someone's life. God Bless.
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
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