Former NFL player brings 'Betty's Hope' to Baton Rouge
POSTED: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 6:45pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 6:49pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Today was the kick-off for Betty’s Hope, a mobile children’s bereavement program in Baton Rouge.
There are almost 5 million young people across the country grieving the loss of a parent. Betty’s Hope will provide a safe, healing environment for children and teens.
Former Atlanta Falcons running back and Baton Rouge native Warrick Dunn decided to create this mobile unit to offer the support to children, and give the support he wished he had when he was grieving after he lost his mother.
"Before we came here, we did a lot of research on it,” stated Dunn. “We know it’s an area of need, and we want to help the Baton Rouge community, because the Baton Rouge community was there for me."
The mobile unit will offer support to anyone who needs it in the Baton Rouge area.