New England Patriots 12/17/20: Patriots Present Patriots Difference Maker of the Week Award to Bob Crook from Wayland, Mass. Bob Crook from Wayland, Mass. was selected as a 2020 Patriots Difference Maker of the Week for his commitment to the United Way of Tri-County. As part of this recognition, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation will be making a $5,000 donation to support the United Way’s Call2Talk program.
For the past 17 years, Bob has been volunteering his time with the Call2Talk mental health, emotional support and suicide prevention program. He answers incoming calls from people who are emotionally despondent, feeling isolated or lonely and struggling with suicidal ideation. Bob engages with callers who are looking to connect with someone and feel more hopeful about their current situation. He helps callers move from a place of crisis to a calmer state.