Earlier this week, the Georgia Republican Party made a donation of thousands of dollars to the Bowen Story Fund. The Bowen Story Fund is a non-profit organization that focuses on enhancing the lives of the families of pediatric cancer patients by providing help, care and support during emergency hospitalizations and long-term stays. The following is from the Georgia Republican Party’s press from earlier this week.
(Atlanta, Georgia) – The Georgia Republican Party Committee Service Committee led by GAGOP 1st Vice-Chairman Michael McNeely donated thousands of dollars to the Bowen Story Fund this weekend after a multi-month fundraising drive.
“Service to others is one of the highest callings any person can have,” said McNeely. “When we give of our time, talent, and treasury to help those in need, we make our country a better place to live. We must consistently show people we care and not only tell them. The Community Service Committee is proud to support the Bowen Story Fund and look forward to working with many more organizations across the state of Georgia.”
With the help from 14 county parties and the DeKalb Young Republicans, the Community Service Committee raised $7,217.00 in gift cards to benefit the Bowen Story Fund, which provides food, shelter, and transportation to families who travel more than 50 miles from home to receive treatment at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. Many families are drained financially because of their child’s diagnosis and the gift cards donated by Georgia Republicans will alleviate the financial burden they face during their hardship.
Participating counties include: Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Jackson, Greene, Upson, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Henry, Muscogee, Lowndes, Clayton, and Douglas. The Cobb County, Jackson County, and Henry County Republican Parties will be honored at the GAGOP Victory Dinner this fall for their exceptional fundraising efforts.
The GAGOP Community Service Committee is now working with the Georgia Federation for Republican Women to donate pocket-sized constitutions to 5th grade students in honor of Constitution Day. The Committee will also volunteer to serve meals with the Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia.
Kudos to the Georgia Republican Party for pro-actively advocating for and contributing towards good, charitable causes. Do you think such GOP efforts are sufficient enough to dispel myths / beliefs (depending on your perspective) that Republicans are cruel, heartless bigots who hate everyone? No seriously, discuss.