We usually have a call with the recipients to prepare for our grant stories, but for this one, I got to interview Angie. It isn’t every day we’re able to hand out $20,000 to some of the hardest working, most dedicated people on the planet, share the work Chive Charities is doing for the first responder community, and spread the word we’re looking for even more police, fire, and emergency services applicants who could use a helping hand. This was a special circumstance.
“Do you have any little nuggets I can share in the story, Ang?” I asked.
“There were so many people that came by our tent – volunteers, first responders playing in the tournament, Rich Pinskey from Ignite the Spirit stopped in. Even Joel Murray popped by to thank us for the donations and to learn more about Chive Charities,” she said. That’s Joel in the middle, by the way.
“And,” she added, “there was a Evanston police officer volunteering his time. He said he’d heard of theCHIVE, but he didn’t know Chive Charities supports first responders. ”
Which is why Canal Shores was the perfect way to spread the word.