Mike Moore’s 3rd Annual Bike Ride for Wolfe Street Foundation

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Join Mike Moore for his 3rd annual bike ride for Wolfe Street! July 27th at 6:00 a.m. at Murray Park, Pavillion 3.

Here is how it works—Mike will ride 124 miles (two miles for every year ) back and forth on the river trail. He has pledged $5/mile for every mile he rides to the Wolfe Street Foundation to honor the gift of a new life that he received there. BUT HE CAN'T DO IT ALONE! So Mike also pledges $1/mile for every mile his friends ride with him that day. Come early or late. Ride a lot or a little. Come out to support Mike and the Wolfe Street Foundation!

You can also donate in honor of Mike by clicking on the button below.

Former WSF Executive Director Passes

Lew Block, former WSF executive director, passed away on July 15, 2019. The Board and Staff send our deepest condolences to family and friends. He will be missed.

LEWIS SOLOMON BLOCK III

 In memoriam

 Lew Block was born on November 17, 1952 and died at the age of 66 on July 15, 2019. Lew was the son of Carrie J. Block and Lewis Solomon Block, Jr.

Lew attended Little Rock Public Schools, including Hall High School, and graduated from Hendrix College. Lew’s career spanned several fields. He was a salesman for the family-owned Block Realty and went on to become Executive Director of the Wolfe Street Foundation.

Over his final years, Lew was the operations manager of Recovery Directions, a recovery house in Little Rock.

Lew is survived by good friends, many of whom remained a part of his life from childhood on and who will feel his absence in a meaningful way. 

Over his final years, Lew was, more than anything else, a striver, particularly in matters of self-knowledge, self-honesty and self-improvement. He accepted his life and how he had lived it, accepted his imperfections and the choices he had made, looking back with clear eyes but with no regrets. Rather, he chose to settle into the life he had come to know at the end, which included, above all, helping the newly sober, mostly young, residents at his halfway house, people whose struggles Lew understood better than anyone. That understanding, combined with his compassion, tough love and dedication, gave those kids their best chance at a new life.

Lew had come to recognize – and had broken free from – the hollowness of material pursuit and the toxic grip of resentment and regret. It is telling that he had discovered the simple pleasures of gardening.

At the end of his life, Lew had become, without a doubt, the best version of himself, a funny, smart, compassionate full-hearted man. 

To honor Lew’s work in the recovery field, a memorial has been established at the Wolf Street Foundation/P.O. Box 3708/Little Rock, Ar., 72202

Read his obituary here. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Wolfe Street Foundation. Donations can be made here.

 

Greek Food Festival 2019

A Big Thank YOu to all our Volunteers for Greek Food Festival 2019!

Your time and hard work is much appreciated