Friday, October 06, 2006

Daily News: "We Need to Dave These Kids"

Philadelphia Daily News publicizes BBBS plea.

Marlene Olshan reads the daily dispatches from the war zone like a field commander.

More than 300 lives have been lost so far this year in an inexplicable wave of violence that often turns whole sections of the city into a free-fire zone.

What drives Olshan, who is CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania, is the belief that it will be worse if she can't deploy more of her forces in the area of greatest need.

"So many of the children we serve right now are in the same ZIP codes where the murder rate is rising," Olshan said. "We need to save these kids."

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