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Rick Case “Drive For Supplies” for Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

Easy 93.1 is proud to support the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, serving for more than 12,500 of our local youth, ages 6 – 18. 

 

To help Club Kids keep their 96% class graduation rate, we want to ensure that each child has the school supplies they need to succeed.

 

                                   The 2nd Annual RICK CASE ‘DRIVE FOR SUPPLIES’ is underway, now through August 17th, 

                                   and along with Rick Case Automotive, Office Depot & Pembroke Lakes Mall - you can help! -

Here’s How … and When!

  1. From now thru August 17th, School Supply Donations can be dropped in the Collection Bins at these locations: (Scroll to the end of page to see the

Boys & Girls Clubs Supply Wish List.)

 

Rick Case Automotive Locations (in the main showrooms)Rick Case Honda: I-75 & Griffin Road, 15700 Rick Case Honda Way

Rick Case KIA: Sunrise Blvd. at Sawgrass Expressway, 14500 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise

Rick Case Corporate Office, 14500 W. Sunrise, Blvd, Suite 3

Rick Case Acura: On 441 at Sunrise Blvd., 875 N State Rd 7, PlantationRick Case Hyundai | Genesis: On 441 at Sunrise Blvd., 925 N State Rd 7, PlantationRick Case Volkswagen: I-75 on Weston Road, 3520 Weston RoadRick Case Hyundai | Genesis: I-75 at Weston Road, 3550 Weston RoadRick Case Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati: I-75 on Weston Road, 3500 Weston Rd.

 

Office Depot Stores: (Look for Collection Bins at checkout.)

Pembroke Pines - 11340 Pines Blvd, 33026

Davie - Tower Shops - 1940 S. University Drive, 33324

Sunrise - 12550 Sunrise Blvd, 33323

Weston - 4460 Weston Rd, 33331

 

California Pizza Kitchen at Pembroke Lakes Mall: 

(11401 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines)

 

Easy 93.1 Studios: 2741 N. 29th Avenue, Hollywood, Fl 33021

 

2. You can also make donations from the comfort of your home!

 - Visit Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward’s website for the secure donation page. 

 - Select items from their Amazon Wish List to have them shipped directly.

 

3. SHARE the Facebook Event @Easy931 and invite your Friends to help out.

4. Challenge your co-workers to #fillabin with school supplies, then bring them to one of our upcoming Collection Events:

 

5. Join Easy 93.1 and the Rick Case Van at Office Depot for supply collections:

 

Sunday, August 5th, 1pm - 4 pm

 

Enjoy Tax-Free Back to School Shopping Weekend! Use your savings for a donation!

Office Depot - Pembroke Pines

(11340 Pines Blvd, across from Pembroke Lakes Mall )

 

Sunday, August 12th, 1pm - 4pm

 

Office Depot - Sunrise

(12550 W. Sunrise Blvd, across from Sawgrass Mills Mall)

 

 

6a. Bring your kids to the

2nd Annual Rick Case Drive for Supplies Grand Finale KidsFest!

Saturday, August 18th

1pm - 4pm

Pembroke Lakes Mall Center Court

 

*Enjoy music, games and prizes with Easy 93.1.

*Face Painting, *Back to School Selfie Station

1:30 pm: *Teen Pop Singer Preston C. Howell & Miami Squadz

2:30 pm: *Kids' Martial Arts Demonstration from Cata Martial Arts

3:30 pm: *Macy's Back to School Fashion Show, featuring the latest trends Modeled by members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

*Makeup Makeovers by Macy's expert stylists

 

6b. Enjoy Pizza With a Purpose 

California Pizza Kitchen at Pembroke Lakes Mall will donate 20% of sales for the day to Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward when you bring in the flyer available at Center Court.

 

6c. Enter to win Fantastic Raffle Prizes, including:

 

- a Designer Fragrances basket or a Designer Handbag courtesy of Dillard's

- a $150 gift card to Office Depot - a Designer Fragrance basket from Macy's

- a Month of lessons from Cata Martial Arts and more; 

All proceeds go to Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.

 

6c. Donate a Dollar to move an item from the Office Depot ‘Pile of Supplies’ into the Rick Case Van, on display at Pembroke Lakes Mall Center Court!

 

With your help, we will #FILLTHEVAN with school supplies - and deliver them straight to the Club Kids on Monday, August 2oth in our Caravan of Vans.

Bring your kids for an afternoon of fun at Pembroke Lakes Mall, for our 2nd Annual Rick Case 'Drive for Supplies' Grand Finale KidsFest, Saturday, August 18th, 1 - 4pm. Center Court at Pembroke Lakes Mall!

We could never make this happen without YOU, our Listeners, our Community, our Family. THANK YOU for your support! And special thanks to our Sponsors!

  

 

@bgcofbroward @rickcaseautomotive #officedepot @Easy931 

#FilltheVan @pembrokelakesmall #macyspembrokelakes @gssef

#prestonchowell #miamisquadz @catamartialarts @pizzawithapurpose 

@cpkpembrokelakesmall @dillards 

 

More about Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s services:

 

*After School Programs*Homework Help*Hot Meal Daily*Vocational Training*Nutrition Guidance *College Preparation

 

Boys & Girls Clubs programs focus on three key areas:*Academic Success, *Good Character and Citizenship and *Healthy Lifestyles  Amazingly, the 12 Clubs provide all these services for a registration fee of just $15 per YEAR, per child.

 

 

 

EASY’S COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Community Announcements

The FBI's Miami Office is holding a Diversity AgentRecruitment Event Monday, February 5th. They're looking for people in a wide range of areas, from STEM to attorneys, CPA's, detectives and foreign language speakers. Pre-registration is required. Click here for information.

Miami-Dade County has several ways to recycle your Christmas Tree, including Curbside Pickup. All the details are here.

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Easy 93.1 invites you to join us supporting the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida.

Girl Scouts in the 21st Century are a force to be reckoned with, the preeminent leadership development organization for girls who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) to change the world.

----------------Girl Scout Cookie Program------------
Selling Girl Scout Cookies enables girls to develop five esssential skills:
Goal Setting
Decision Making
Money Management
People Skills
Business Ethics

When you buy Girl Scout Cookies, you help the girls learn these skills and achieve their goals.
Girl Scout Cookies Sales run from January 18th through February 11th this year. Find the cookie booth nearest you with the Cookie Booth Locator on the home page at www.gssef.org. 
And plan to join Easy 93.1 with the Girl Scouts for the annual 'Give A Box, Get A Box'event to provide Cookies for the Military. On February 9th, 5pm - 9pm at all Duffy's Sports Grill locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties, buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies for our troops overseas and receive a FREE box for yourself! We'll be onsite with the Girls and Veterans from Mission United at the Duffy's at The Fountains on University Drive in Plantation..

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________---------------American Heart Association / Go Red For Women

February is HEART MONTH

Easy 93.1 partners with the American Heart Association year-round to raise awareness of the issue of women and heart disease.

Why it Matters#lifeiswhy

The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Campaign reminds you that heart disease is still the #1 killer of women. 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease - yet 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

Know your numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body mass index / BMI) and schedule your annual well-woman visit. Learn more about the causes, your risk factors, and prevention tips here.

Learn more about the Go Red for Women movement and Go Red Por Tu Corazon.

Heart Month is in February, but you can take steps toward healthier living all year round. Check out their Eat Smart tips and upcoming events here.

Kids' Health, courtesy of the American Heart Association:

THE AHA says lowering your kids' sodium intake now can protect their health later. Visit www.sodiumbreakup.heart.org for tips on how to stay healthy through the school year.

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--------------- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS --------------

Easy 93.1 supports Women in Distress and the SafeSpace Foundation shelters in Broward and Miami-Dade County.
Both provide a wide range of services for people seeking to leave an abusive relationship, including counseling and safe shelter.
Any time you need assistance or guidance, please call the 24-Hour Crisis Hotlines:
954-761-1133
800-500-1119
In an emergency always call 911.

You can support Women in Distress by donating items for their Thrift Shop year-round; and take a look at other ways to support Women in Distress with Donation Drives here.

The Broward Victims Rights Coalition provides a list of more than 2 dozen agencies that offer support and services for people in, or trying to leave an abusive relationship, here.

--------------- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS --------------

The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative is an outreach organization dedicated to educating women about the importance of breast & heart health while providing them with the resources to beat these diseases.

Check their Outreach Schedule here, or call for information: 1-866-315-7711.

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SERVICES FOR VETERANS

Join Easy 93.1 in honoring our Veterans by supporting Mission United – helping Veterans with employment, legal, health, educational services and more. Find details at MissionUnited.org.
To see upcoming events including Job Fairs and Homeowners Workshops, visit the Mission United Facebook page.

You'll also find links to a number of organizations that provide resources and support for Veterans on our Veteran's Resource Page.

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Easy 93.1 invites you to join us supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward Countyand the great work they do for our young people, including after-school programs, homework assistance, vocational training and more. Find more info about programs, how to support them, and how to get your child involved here.

--------------- HURRICANE SEASON --------------

Hurricane Season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

Here are links to important information about Hurricane Readiness and what do before, during and after a storm:
Miami Dade County Emergency Management.
Broward County Emergency Operations.
Our TV news partner, WSVN 7.
The National Hurricane Center.
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Caring For the Environment
Take care of the planet all year! Click the link to learn simple things you can do to Heal the Planet (and you’ll probably save money, too!).

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Information about the Zika Virus:

Miami-Dade Public Schools Zika Info Broward Public Schools Zika Info

Click here for regular updates from the Florida Department of Health, including information about protecting yourself from mosquito-borne illness.

Resources - links you can use:

Miami-Dade County Government Call 311

Broward County Government Call 211

Your City Connections - click the city name to go to the city website.

Miami-Dade County

Allapattah

Aventura

Bal Harbour

Bay Harbor Islands

Biscayne Park

Coconut Grove

Coral Gables

Cutler Bay

Doral

El Portal

Florida City

Golden Beach

Hialeah

Hialeah Gardens

Homestead

Key Biscayne

Medley

Miami

Miami Beach

Miami Gardens

Miami Lakes

Miami Shores

Miami Springs

North Bay Village

North Miami

North Miami Beach

Opa Locka

Palmetto Bay

Pinecrest

South Miami

Sunny Isles Beach

Surfside

Sweetwater

Virginia Gardens

West Miami

Broward County

Coconut Creek

Cooper City

Coral Springs

Dania Beach

Davie

Deerfield Beach

Fort Lauderdale

Hallandale Beach

Hillsboro Beach

Hollywood

Lauderdale By the Sea

Lauderdale Lakes

Lauderhill

Lighthouse Point

Margate

Miramar

North Lauderdale

Oakland Park

Parkland

Pembroke Park

Pembroke Pines

Plantation

Pompano Beach

Southwest Ranches

Sunrise

Tamarac

West Park

Weston

Wilton Manors

EASY 93.1 VETERANS RESOURCES

MISSION UNITED FEATURED VETERAN OF THE MONTH

 

Name Daniel Zambito Branch of Service  US Marine Corps | E3

 

Hear Daniel’s Interview here

Seeking a full time position in rehabilitative therapy. 

Degrees- Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology 

Certified Fitness Trainer - International Sports Science Association (ISSA) 

Proficient in: Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Client Relationships, Adaptability, Teamwork, Decision Making, Works Well Under Pressure

MISSION UNITED has aligned and mobilized resources to organize a comprehensive system of support for Veterans including housing support, education, health and mentorship services. A large part of the mission is helping Vets learn, resume writing and interviewing skills and succeed in the civilian workforce. Mission United connects veterans with job opportunities and helps employers discover the value of hiring veterans. For more info contact:

 

 

MISSIONUNITED-UNITED WAY MIAMI/BROWARD

https://unitedwaymiami.org/what-we-do/mission-united/

http://www.unitedwaybroward.org/ 

VETERANS RESOURCES PAGE EASY 93.1 

MISSIONUNITED-UNITED WAY MIAMI/BROWARD

https://unitedwaymiami.org/what-we-do/mission-united/

http://www.unitedwaybroward.org/ 

Mission United helps ease the transition to civilian life and address the unique needs of veterans. By connecting them to a coordinated network of community partners, we empower veterans and their families to lead productive lives in our community. Services include job training and opportunities, affordable housing, legal resources and more.

VA-THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION 

https://www.miami.va.gov/

The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,245 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,065 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.

 

VETERANS CRISIS LINE

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

 

NATIONAL CALL CENTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 877-424-3838

 

VETCENTER HELPLINE

https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/media/Call-Center-PSA.asp

1-877-WAR-VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as families members of combat Veterans. This benefit is prepaid through the Veteran’s military service.

 

POMPANO BEACH VET CENTER

https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=5976

Pompano Beach Vet Center

2300 West Sample Road, Suite 102

Pompano, FL 33073

Phone: 954-984-1669 Or 877-927-8387

 

BROWARD COLLEGE VETERAN’S RESOURCE CENTER

http://www.broward.org/Library/Pages/Veterans.aspx

Veteran’s Resource Center 

Broward College

1000 Coconut Creek Blvd

Bldg 62 13-C 

Coconut Creek FL

33066 954 201 2545

The College is designated a Military Friendly institution and offers a variety of programs to Veterans, in-service personnel, and to dependents of deceased or disabled Veterans.

 

BROWARD LIBRARY WIFI HOT SPOTS

http://www.broward.org/library/Veterans/Pages/default.aspx

 

Veterans, active military members and their dependents can check out free WiFi hotspots at nine library locations throughout Broward County with valid military identification.

 

HONOR FLIGHTS SOUTH FLORIDA

http://www.honorflightsouthflorida.org/

Transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

PATRIOT PLACEMENTS

http://patriotplacements.org/CareerServices.aspx

Patriot Placements is committed to serving the military community by working with the business community to promote job placement and economic independence to our nation’s heroes and their spouses. Patriot Placements helps veterans find their next career path by providing a dedicated recruiter, career transition and training programs, resume building, interview coaching, job placement, networking events and job fairs.

FREEDOM FIGHTERS

https://www.freedomfighteroutdoors.org/

 Mission is to raise awareness and seek public aid for needs, services and activities for injured service veterans. To facilitate injured service veterans in assisting each other through teamwork based outdoor recreational activities and to provide unique, once in a lifetime outdoor activities to honor and empower our nations injured service veterans.

Rick Case “Drive For Supplies” for Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

 

                       

THE RICK CASE “DRIVE FOR SUPPLIES” 

 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTION DRIVE | AUGUST 7 – 27, 2017

Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County 

 

School supplies needed for over 12,500 kids at Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County:

 

#FILLTHEVAN

 

• Paper - Lined notebook paper, copy paper

• Construction paper

     
  • Pencils - #2 pencils, colored pencils

• Pencil cases

• Pencil sharpeners

• Ink pens - blue or black

• Crayons & Colored markers

• Highlighters

• Dry erase markers

• Thumb drives

• 3 ring - 2 inch binders

• Folders w/pouches

 

• Report covers

• Erasers

• Rulers

• Back packs or string bags

• Hand sanitizer

• Tissue

• Post it note pads

• Spiral notebooks,

• Composition books

• Glue sticks

• Lanyards

• Index cards

SUPPLY DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Rick Case Honda: I-75 & Griffin Road  Rick Case KIA: Sunrise Blvd. at Sawgrass Expressway 

Rick Case Acura: On 441 at Sunrise Blvd.  Rick Case Hyundai | Genesis: On 441 at Sunrise Blvd. 

Rick Case Volkswagen: I-75 on Weston Road Rick Case Hyundai | Genesis: I-75 at Weston Road  

Rick Case Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati: I-75 on Weston Road 

 

Pembroke Lakes Mall Retailers(11401 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines)

California Pizza Kitchen; Red Robin Burgers and Brews, Novus Shoes, Pandora Jewelry, The Gap

 

Pet Supplies Plus Locations: (Also accepting donations of supplies for Chain of Love Abandoned Animal Rescue) 

Sunrise: 1368 SW 160th Avenue - Coconut Creek: 4839 Coconut Creek Pkwy - Delray Beach: 800 Linton Blvd

 

Cox Media Group: Easy 93.1 and Hot 105.1, 2741 N. 29th Avenue, Hollywood

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATES:

‘RICK CASE DRIVE FOR SUPPLIES’ for BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BROWARD COUNTY

GOES ON LOCATION!

AUGUST 26TH, 10AM – 2PM: SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTIONS AT

 

 

Store #252 8842 W. SR 84, Davie Store #820 9359 Sheridan St., Hollywood

Store #652 11000 Pembroke Rd., Miramar Store #703 6921 W. Broward Blvd, Plantation

Store #1301 10018 Griffin Rd., Cooper City Store #1526 5656 S Flamingo Rd., Cooper City

 

 

AUGUST 27TH, 1PM – 5PM:

 

PEMBROKE LAKES MALL, 11401 PINES BOULEVARD – CENTER COURT

 

‘RICK CASE DRIVE FOR SUPPLIES’ GRAND FINALE & ‘BACK TO SCHOOL KIDSFEST

#FILLTHEVAN

 

*DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES & RECEIVE A $500 GIFT CERTIFICATE TOWARD A NEW RICK CASE CAR

 

*MUSIC, GAMES & PRIZES with EASY 93.1 and HOT 105.1

 

*PUBLIX PHARMACY with Health & Immunization Information

 

*BACK TO SCHOOL FASHION SHOW with MACY’S

(featuring models from the GIRL SCOUTS OF SOUTHEAST FLORIDA)

 

*FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL PHOTO with ANY DONATION to BGCBC

courtesy of LLOYD GORADESKY PRODUCTIONS (Creator of the ‘GATOR IN THE BAY’)

 

*ADOPTABLE DOGS from CHAIN OF LOVE DOGS ABANDONED ANIMALS RESCUE

 

*PET SUPPLIES PLUS - *PANDORA JEWELRY  - *CPK ‘PIZZA WITH A PURPOSE’:

EACH DONATING A PERCENTAGE OF SALES FOR THE DAY TO BGCBC

 

*KIDS’ SELF-DEFENSE DEMONSTRATIONS *FACE-PAINTING AND BALLOON ART

*FANTASTIC RAFFLE PRIZES!

 

AND 

 

MEET THE FOLKS FROM BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BROWARD COUNTY

FIND OUT HOW MUCH YOUR CHILD CAN BENEFIT FROM JOINING!

        

EASY’S COMMUNITY CONNECTION

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American Heart Association / Go Red For Women

Easy 93.1 partners with the American Heart Association year-round to raise awareness of the issue of women and heart disease.

Why it Matters#lifeiswhy

The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Campaign reminds you that heart disease is still the #1 killer of women. 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease - yet 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

Know your numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body mass index / BMI) and schedule your annual well-woman visit. Learn more about the causes, your risk factors, and prevention tips here.

Learn more about the Go Red for Women movement and Go Red Por Tu Corazon.

Kids' Health, courtesy of the American Heart Association:

THE AHA says lowering your kids' sodium intake now can protect their health later. Visit www.sodiumbreakup.heart.org for tips on how to stay healthy through the school year.

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Caring For the EnvironmentTake care of the planet all year! Click the link to learn simple things you can do to Heal the Planet (and you’ll probably save money, too!).

_____________________________________________

Information about the Zika Virus:

Miami-Dade Public Schools Zika Info Broward Public Schools Zika Info

Click here for regular updates from the Florida Department of Health, including information about protecting yourself from mosquito-borne illness.

Resources - links you can use:

Miami-Dade County Government Call 311

Broward County Government Call 211

Your City Connections - click the city name to go to the city website.

Miami-Dade County

Allapattah

Aventura

Bal Harbour

Bay Harbor Islands

Biscayne Park

Coconut Grove

Coral Gables

Cutler Bay

Doral

El Portal

Florida City

Golden Beach

Hialeah

Hialeah Gardens

Homestead

Key Biscayne

Medley

Miami

Miami Beach

Miami Gardens

Miami Lakes

Miami Shores

Miami Springs

North Bay Village

North Miami

North Miami Beach

Opa Locka

Palmetto Bay

Pinecrest

South Miami

Sunny Isles Beach

Surfside

Sweetwater

Virginia Gardens

West Miami

Broward County

Coconut Creek

Cooper City

Coral Springs

Dania Beach

Davie

Deerfield Beach

Fort Lauderdale

Hallandale Beach

Hillsboro Beach

Hollywood

Lauderdale By the Sea

Lauderdale Lakes

Lauderhill

Lighthouse Point

Margate

Miramar

North Lauderdale

Oakland Park

Parkland

Pembroke Park

Pembroke Pines

Plantation

Pompano Beach

Southwest Ranches

Sunrise

Tamarac

West Park

Weston

Wilton Manors

About Rev. Dr. James Orange

Rev. Dr. James Edward OrangeThe Man…The Activist...The Leader

We decided to give you a glimpse of the man that we call husband, dad, grandfather, brother, uncle…Leader.He began his career as an activist after attending a mass meeting with the Rev. James Bevel, in his native, Birmingham, Alabama. He became known for his singing and how he was able to inspire the young people of Birmingham to participate in the movement for social justice. As a result, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hired him as the first field staffer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

He organized and assisted in organizing marches and demonstrations throughout the South. Some of his most notable marches and demonstrations include: The March on Washington (1963); His near lynching which led to the prelude of “Bloody Sunday” and later the Voter’s Right Act of 1965; Resurrection City, and Poor People’s Campaign(1968).

He was at the bottom of the stairs at the Lorraine Motel with Rev. Andrew Young when the shots of April 4, 1968 rang out.

His commitment to the movement and the philosophy of Dr. King allowed him to take those same principles with him when he began to work for Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union in 1977. He found that the Labor Movement allowed him to use the philosophy of the Civil Rights Movement. He then went on to work with UNITE and later retired from AFL-CIO. After retiring he was able to pursue his causes and interests at leisure while living in Oakland City.When Mrs. Coretta Scott King founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change and began the celebration to commemorate Dr. King’s birthday, Dad was the person to organize the Commemorative March and also provided marshalling for all of the events. The King Week Celebrations started long before the National Holiday; and so was the birth of The March Committee.

Further, since his passion has always been voting, Dad always had his family and friends involved in various political campaigns from Atlanta to South Africa. One such campaign was the 1981 Atlanta mayor’s race when Andrew Young was elected Mayor. Dad recruited and mobilized hundreds of students from the University Center and other colleges throughout the metro area the “Blue Crew” was born.

Both the Blue Crew and the March Committee have given birth to many Chiefs of Police and Fire Department personnel, City Councilmembers, Mayors, Preachers, reformed gang bangers, activists, organizers and just better people along the way.

While on his trip to South Africa he met and became fast friends with a South African activist, S’bu Ndebele. This relationship led to introducing the Africa African American Renaissance Festival to The March Committee. We don’t have the printing capabilities to list the various other organizations that Dad is affiliated with; however the two (2) that were dear to his heart are: S.C.L.C/W. O. M. E. N, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia and the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma Alabama.

As you read this, it is important to know that our father was a family man. In 1974 our family proudly bought our first home on Westmont Road in the Oakland City neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta. Our family still resides there and continues to keep his legacy of alive even after his sudden death in 2008. How do we want Dad to be remembered? Remember Dad by making it your civic priority to go out and vote and practicing non-violence. Dad was a drum major for Dr. Kings Six (6) Principles of Nonviolence. Remember Dad through his Humor and giant Heart. Remember our Dad as THE LEADER he was to all of us.

Walk To End Alzheimer's Miami 11.08.2014

Walk To End Alzheimer's Broward 11.01.2014

City of Margate Night Out Against Crime 2014

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