Georgia GOP Makes Huge Donation to the Bowen Story Fund

August 27, 2014 19:00 pm

by Joash Thomas · 8 comments

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.

GOP“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.

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gcp August 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Interesting, but there are already two “Ronald McDonald Houses” which support the two Atlanta CHOA hospitals. These facilities have been around for years and do a great job supporting families. Bowen Fund Story folks, you need to get with the Ronald McDonald House and see how you can work together. Just a suggestion.

Choosy Mothers Choose Rick August 27, 2014 at 8:27 pm

If this is done to buy the graces of the voters in order to show how human(e) they are, then no.

It is more of a baby step than a vindication.

I cite a higher source (make sure and read that last line several times, guys)

And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

“Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?”

All in all, Jesus was a pretty hip guy… for a Nazarene.

Lawton Sack August 28, 2014 at 12:16 am

And continuing:
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first

Noway August 28, 2014 at 11:33 am

Cherry picking those religious quotes again, Rick? LOL! I thought you were an atheist anyway…

MattMD August 27, 2014 at 11:28 pm

The easiest way to tone down perceived Republican bigotry is to tone down the dinosaur social conservatives.

Nobody is going to argue with giving help to critically ill children.

JDS August 28, 2014 at 6:53 pm

I am on this committee and I am also from the home town of Bowen Story. This organization was started in his memory and helps out families of the children that have cancer that live over 50 miles outside of Atlanta. These families have many bills that they encounter that is not covered by insurance. The gas and food gift cards that we raised will help these families as they travel back and forth to the hospital for appointments and long-term stays. The Ronald McDonald House is also an excellent organization, but sometimes these children can’t stay there because the house is full. There are also other children there and some of these cancer patients with their compromised immune systems can’t be in contact with them. These gift cards that were raised will go directly to the families. There is no administration fees being taken out, so each dollar raised is helping someone and going to brighten up a portion of their day. I am honored to be a part of what we accomplished.

gcp August 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

I agree. Very commendable.

Joash Thomas August 29, 2014 at 9:31 am

Keep up the great work Sir!