“We Serve” Cycles for Foster Care - Floyd Lee Locums


“We Serve” Cycles for Foster Care

by Kelly Starkey in Community Impact, Locums Lifestyle, Our Story, Our Style 26/09/2018

“We Serve” Cycles for Foster Care

On a sunny August day in Granite Falls, NC, hundreds gathered to give time, dollars and hope to children awaiting adoption in the U.S. Foster Care System. As part of its corporate giving program, We Serve, Floyd Lee Locums’ team members donated and participated in the day’s festivities.

Put on by Mercy for America’s Children (M.A.C.), the Cycle-A-Thon raised money to support children and families before, during and after the adoption process. At the national charity event, over 140 participants rode stationary bikes poolside, with rock-and-roll music to keep them motivated.

Provider Services Consultant, Tracy Zeidler, was one of those riders whose team peddled their way to over $4500 raised. “When I heard about this M.A.C. event, I knew it was the perfect fit for our Floyd Lee Locums’ We Serve Program,” said Zeidler. “When I presented the opportunity to the team, I was amazed by their response and generosity.” To learn more about Tracy and her recent fundraising activity, head over here.

That generosity was even more meaningful when Floyd Lee Locums discovered they had a technology partner directly impacted by her foster care experience. That colleague, Lisa Long, grounded the team in a spirit of giving by sharing her story.

“My life was changed because of adoption,” said Long. “Two caring people chose me because they wanted me to be their daughter. My parents fostered me at 6 months old and finalized my adoption when I was 5.

“I actually remember parts of being in the courtroom. But what sticks out most is celebrating after at McDonald’s. I used to love their cheeseburgers, but that day we went during breakfast. When my father told the manager what a special occasion that day way, she made me a cheeseburger on the spot!

“From the moment they fostered, my parents said it was love at first sight. And they never let me go.”

This story—and the stories of all those helped by the U.S. Foster Care System—are fundamental to Floyd Lee Locums’ mission of serving those who serve others. If you want to learn more about Mercy for America’s Children, visit www.mac-cares.org today.

We Serve is Floyd Lee Locums’ corporate volunteer program. If you have a charitable giving or volunteer event you think we can participate in, get in touch with us.