Charitable Hands Are Divine: C.H.A.D. is named For Chad Radvansky whose dad is a Morning Rush Irregular. He called one day when he heard that I was in need of someone to help me install a door for a senior citizen who was in need of help. As I spent a few hours with Bob Radvansky I learned why he not only makes himself available to help others, but in fact what motivates him to look for such opportunities. His son, CHAD, had died in an auto accident. Chad had stopped at a gas station just prior to his accident and desperately needed a few dollars for gas. The station would not accept a $5 check, or allow him to sell a $25 gift card to the cashier for $5 so he could in turn use the money to buy gas. He was then "run off" by the manager when he tried to sell the gift card to another customer. Chad responded like I am sure I would have, he became upset and then sped out of the convenient store parking lot. A few miles away, he ran off the road and died in the accident. The exact details of what happened are a mystery, but Bob and Lisa Radvansky are sure that if only someone had help their son when he was in need, the chances are good that he would be alive today.
How about you, have you ever turned away from someone who was truly in need? Or better yet, have you helped someone when you could have easily just kept moving? It is funny that the feeling that you get when you help someone else is a heart warming experiece that you can't generate with any other action.
When Bob shared CHAD's story on the air, it motivated many Morning Rush Irregulars to get involved and help others. It also created an opportunity for us to salute those in our community who have worked with organized charity efforts as well as those who already practice random acts of kindness. That is what C.H.A.D. is all about, facilitating those who want to help with members of our communities who need help.
When Julie (of the Mayor's Office) heard Bob's story, she played the interview with Bob Radvansky for Mayor Bob Coble. Mayor Bob called and wanted to get involved, so he facilitated a meeting for us to not only get organized, but to afford us the opportunity to use his office to link up with charities, neighborhood associations, and other organizations within the city so that our collective efforts would have a hub to not only identify such needs be be a source to join those individuals who can either donate time, money, or guidance and services to make Columbia and surrounding communities a better place to live. So I ask you "Can you share your two hands, or give me two dollars?" So many of our needs in our community are not expensive to overwhelmingly time consuming, most of the time it a few hours or a few dolars. Can you help? Do you know of someone in need? Can yo donate two dollars to the cause to facilitate those who can help? Email me at email@example.com to become a part of C.H.A.D.Charitable Hands Are Divine. Experience that feeling that you can't get anywhere else, the feeling of helping others in need.
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Jonathon Rush Voted Best Radio Personality!!! What?????
Best Local Radio Personality Jonathan Rush Again! 1994, 1995,1996,1997,1998(runner up), 1999 (runner up), 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,(runner up), 2006, 2008, 2009 and now...2010! No matter what you read in the Free Times 'Rant" page, I did not stuff the ballot box! I did not pay my kids to vote. I can't explain it either, but I thank the readers of The Free Times for the votes!
MIRANDA & DIERKS ARE LOCKED & RE-LOADED! Miranda Lambert Dierks Bentley WITH SPECIAL GUEST LEE BRICE TOUR KICKS OFF AT COLONIAL LIFE ARENA IN COLUMBIA, SC ON JANUARY 17! Known for their distinctive styles of music, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley announce their 2013 Locked & Reloaded Tour. Set to kick-off January 17 at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC, Miranda and Dierks bring to the stage scores of # 1 singles, chart topping albums and trophies from The Grammy’s, CMA’s, ACM’s and CMT’s. Tickets go on sale Friday November 16 at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Lexington Medical Center box office at Colonial Life Arena, Play It Again Sports in Columbia, or by phone at 855-4-LMC-TIX. USC Students can purchase tickets with their Carolina Card at the Lexington Medical Center box office at Colonial Life Arena. “Making music for our fans is the best job in the world,” says Miranda. “It’s especially great being able to take to that music on the road with someone I respect as an artist and human being. This will be a tour of ‘epic badassery,’” she laughed. Dierks Bentley added, “Some of my favorite times on tour over the years were with Miranda and her crew. We have a lot in common musically and our fans do too. It's going to be a killer year.” The Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter is the reigning two-time CMA and reigning three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. Her current album, Four The Record, made history when it debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making Miranda the first country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at # 1. Four The Record won the ACM Album of the Year Award and garnered rave reviews. Her headlining ‘On Fire’ Tour played to more than one million fans this year. Miranda dedicates much of her time to her MuttNation Foundation which has raised more than $700,000 to fund no-kill animal shelters, pet adoption, spay and neutering of pets and much more. Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, Dierks Bentley has forged his own brand of country music combining classic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass instrumentation and the energy of rock‘n’roll. Bentley’s sixth studio album HOME, released earlier this year, debuted at No. one and has spawned three chart-toppings hits, marking 10 career No. one songs as a singer and songwriter. HOME is also currently nominated for three 2012 CMA award nominations for “Album of the Year” and“Single” and “Song of the Year” for its title track. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies and earned him an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. 2013 Headline Tour Kicks-off January 17 Columbia, SC Knoxville, TN Roanoke, VA Baltimore, MD Reading, PA Atlantic City, NJ Dekalb, IL Dayton, OH Huntington, WV Ames, IA Champaign, IL E Lansing, MI Rochester, NY Albany, NY Portland, ME Wichita Falls, TX Oklahoma City, OK Kansas City, MO Macon, GA Jacksonville, FL Estero, FL Bossier City, LA Springfield, MO Tulsa, OK Syracuse, NY Hershey, PA Uniondale, NY San Diego, CA Irvine, CA Las Vegas, NV Phoenix, AZ Albuquerque, NM Denver, CO For more information go to www.livenation.com.
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