Check Me Out on the News – WPXI Interview Tomorrow

There’s a number of things that happened today that I’d like to fill you guys in, but right now I’m pretty tired so I’ll write about today tomorrow. Before I hit the sack though I wanted to let everyone know that WPXI (channel 11 news) is interviewing me outside of Little’s Shoes tomorrow morning in case anyone was interested in watching. I’m not sure but I think the interview will be aired during their afternoon and/or evening broadcasts. I’ll let you guys know more about that when I find out. That’s it for now (I can hear my bed calling my name) but I got more great, exciting news to share with you guys tomorrow.

Adam

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About adambrok

My name is Adam Brok. I am a recent graduate of DePauw University, a small liberal arts school in Greencastle, IN, where I was a Philosophy major and Jewish Studies minor. I am also a proud Pittsburgher. I come from a family and environment where helping people in need was just what you did. If you came across a friend, neighbor, or even a complete stranger that was in need of help, you stopped and did what you could to help. It was just as simple as that. As I grew and moved on to college I continued to help where I could. I volunteered as a student friend at a local elementary school where I served as a mentor and tutor to a kindergartner named Jordan and worked with a local church to help run their non-food pantry (where we supplied members of the community on food stamps with essentials like soap, toothpaste, detergent, etc, that cannot be purchased with food stamps). During the summers after my sophomore and junior years respectfully, I volunteered at the University of Pittsburgh Legal Clinic and The Pittsburgh Refugee and Immigration Assistance Center. I also was fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend the spring semester of my junior year in Philadelphia where I was a social work/legal intern in the Juvenile Special Defense Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. It was during this semester in Philadelphia that I became really passionate about the issues of hunger and homelessness. It was impossible to walk around downtown Philly for more than ten minutes without seeing someone laying on the sidewalk or sitting in dirty clothes on a park bench asking for food and money. It was a scene I just couldn't get comfortable with seeing. Here I was a young college student without much money of my own, yet I had an apartment I slept in each night and food to wake up to each morning. Why should I be so fortunate and not the guy that slept on the sewer grate every night down the block from my bare, but warm apartment. That is when I decided that I needed to something, something much more and much greater than what I had done in the past. Being an avid exerciser and enjoying taking on physical challenges, I decided that I would walk from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia to raise money and awareness for the hungry and homeless.
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4 Responses to Check Me Out on the News – WPXI Interview Tomorrow

  1. Diana Corbett says:

    Adam – What a wonderful cause you’re supporting. Wishing you much success! Love – Diana Corbett

    • adambrok says:

      Thank you so much for the support Mrs. Corbett. I have had a lot of great people around me growing up who set wonderful examples for me to follow. Thank you for being one of those great people.

  2. Darlene Turner says:

    Adam you are all the talk among the soccer moms. We are so proud of you.
    good luck!

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