Posts Tagged ‘charity’

We are happy to again be the title sponsor for AM 930 WFMD’s annual “Christmas Cash for Kids” tradition.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Please join us to support this worthy cause, and ensure that every child in Frederick has a joyous Christmas! 

Each year, WFMD works with the Salvation Army, a local Frederick bank, and many other businesses and organizations to raise money to provide Frederick children with a Christmas they would otherwise miss. Every dollar goes to directly to providing presents for the children – none of the money received is used for any overhead expenses.

Here’s what you can do at your place of business.  If you work at a retail business, put out a collection can and a poster in your storefront window.  Pass the hat in your company or come up with unique fund raisers, i.e. dress down days, funny hat days or whatever you come up with and have fun!  Call the WFMD offices at (301) 663-4181 for a poster or more information.  Click here to donate.

Provide relief to Japan without getting scammed.

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Last Friday’s magnitude 8.9 earthquake and deadly tsunami caused thousands of deaths and horrific destruction throughtout Japan.  There is no doubt Americans will be opening their wallets to give to the shaken nation, but how can donors choose the right charity and avoid being scammed?

To find legitimate, helpful ways to donate to relief for Japan, go to this story on Fox Business.

                                                                                                                                                   – Chris

Cynicism, corruption, hope and faith…It’s all in our nation’s capital.

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

I’m a pretty cynical person when it comes to the world of politics.  However, my recent lunch at the National Press Club showed me that some very positive influences can come from inside the walls of Washington.  At a members’ luncheon at the Press Club, Ms. Barbara Bush, Founder and Executive Director of Global Health Corps, shared how her experiences traveling to the continent of Africa with her parents, President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush impacted her life.  Ms. Bush knew at the age of 20, while still attending Yale University, that she wanted to improve the lives of those less fortunate around the world.  At the ripe old age of 28, Ms. Bush has excelled as the leader of Global Health Corps, in leadership, fundraising and recruitment.  This allowed her to utilize young talents, from all walks of life, to bring hope and faith to some who may otherwise have known it.

By the way, Mrs. Jenna Bush Hager was also with us, and even though she does not work with her sister, she is just as compassionate and caring.  Mrs. Hager focuses her energy on the improvement of education for American students.

So, I am happy to say that I was wrong.  I see that not all bad comes from the corruption of power inside the beltway.  The wonderful influence that George and Laura Bush had on their daughters, and the experiences that they provided, are, and will continue, to have a wonderful effect on the world.