Charleston Animal Society
As you probably already know, Tuesday morning on WEZL is one of my favorite times...that's when Kay Hyman with the Charleston Animal Society stops by with a dog or a cat that is up for adoption. Well, sometimes it's a rabbit, or a ferret, a rooster, or a pony. Believe it or not, we have had all of those animals, and more up for adoption on WEZL. I am a huge lover of animals, dogs being my favorite, and everytime we are able to help one find a home and leave the shelter, it makes me feel great. Of course the CAS is always needing help...
whether it's donations, or volunteers, or foster homes for animals...they can always use your help. Check out their website...I'm sure you'll find some way that you can help if you want to get involved. Be sure to listen each Tuesday morning at 8:15...maybe the animal that is looking for a home, is just the one you've been looking for.
Here's the website...visit it if you have a minute...
Sea Island Habitat for Humanity
I had the privilege of working with Sea Island Habitat For Humanity when WEZL built a home with them in 2005. What a great organization!
I really believe that Habitat for Humanity is one of the best organizations around for helping people. There are many Habitat programs in the area...all working for the same cause..."eliminating poverty housing and homelessness", and I like working with Sea Island Habitat on John's Island, since that is where we did the WEZL build. If you enjoy working with your hands, even if you have no experience, Sea Island Habitat For Humanity would love to have you volunteer.
It's not just construction either...there are many, many ways to help them. Visit them at www.seaislandhabitat.org for all the info on the outstanding work that they do, and how you can get involved. It will be a blessing to you!
Healing Farm Ministries
I recently met with a group of people that are doing some great work with the developmentally disabled. It is an organization call Healing Farm Ministries and it is located at Thornhill Farm on Hwy. 17 in McClellenville. This is actually a workingfarm where those that are developmentally disabled can come and work with flowers, plants and vegetables in the garden. They can spend time with the animals at the farm...right now a cow, 4 donkeys, a bunch of chickens and some geese. There is a huge pond on the property where they can fish, plus just lots of room to run and play! It gives them a chance to really enjoy the outdoors with their family and loved ones.
Visit their website at www.healingfarm.org to find out more about this wonderful place.
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Ya Gotta Love Kellie Pickler
I've always been a fan of Kellie Pickler...during her Idol days, her break into country music, the live shows I've seen her on...but she did something yesterday that made my respect for her go through the roof. She shaved her head...in support of a friend who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Kellie Pickler...all of that beautiful blonde hair gone...to show support for her best friend. What a great, unselfish thing to do. She didn't have to do it...she could have just made a donation and moved on. But, she decided to get right in the middle of it to show her compassion. The complete story is here, courtesy of GAC, and thanks to Russ Harrington and Essential Broadcast Media for an awesome pic.
Let's Find Goonie A Home
Kay Hyman with the Charleston Animal Society stopped by earlier this week and brought another one of the many animals they have looking for their "forever" home. Goonie, the ferret, came into the shelter a week or so back and would very much like to be adopted. No...it's not your traditional pet, but weasels need love too. According to Kay, Goonie is ready to go home today. Check out the video and see if that home might be yours. Please allow a few moments for the video to load by clicking on the pause button once it has started loading. Find out more about Goonie and other great animals looking for homes here.
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Who Said Dogs Don't Smile
See the reaction from man's best friend to their Marine just returning from a training mission...you gatta see this video. Happy Dogs! Get the full story here, courtesy for the NY Daily News.
Hillary Gets A New Puppy!
Meet Baker...the newest member of the Hillary Scott, Lady Antebellum clan. Hillary and her fiance, Chris Tyrell, introduced the puppy Saturday night by "tweeting" a message from her older sister "Hobbs" a puppy that Hillary got in November. According to a resident dog expert at "Taste of Country", Baker is a Goldendoodle. I just think it's a big ol' ball of "cute". Dogs...ya gotta love 'em! Check out the complete story here, courtesy of Taste of Country.
Keith Urban Will Teach...For A Day
As part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's education program, Keith Urban has signed on to be a teacher for a day...September 6th...to close to 200 Nashville high school juniors and seniors. Not open to the public, but just to arts and music students from 4 schools, Urban will talk in the class about his job, songwriting, who his influences have been, and how he is inspired creatively. If you want to see how he does, there will be a live stream on CMT.com at 11am Eastern time on Sept. 6th. Get the complete story here.
David Finishes His First Ironman Competition
If you've been listening to WEZL for any length of time, you know by now that my youngest son David loves the thrill of the chase! His latest adventure was this past weekend in Louisville Kentucky at "Ironman Louisville" . He's been training for over a year for this one particular competition...swimming, running, biking, everyday! The competition started at 7:15am Sunday morning with a 2.4 mile swim in the Ohio River, followed immediately by a 112 mile road course bicycle ride, followed immediately by a 26.2 mile marathon run. His time for the entire event...14 hours, 48 minutes, 47 seconds. He injured his leg during the bike ride, but didn't let that stop him...he did the entire marathon run with a bad leg...amazing! If you'd like to check out the ironman website and see some great pics, you can click here. To find info about David simply search for bib number 1307. I'm very proud of this accomplishment for him. As he traveled home we were texting and I said I was afraid to ask "what's next?" He just texted back..."LOL, I've got a few things up my sleeve." I'm sure you do son...where will our next adventure be?
Taylor Swift Could Play At Your School!
How would you like to have Taylor Swift visit and play an acoustic set at your high school or college? Pretty Awesome, I'd say. Here's the deal...Taylor is hosting an acoustic set at one very lucky high school or college and it's going to be filmed by the Storytellers series on VH-1. The contest runs now through September 21st and you can get complete details at www.taylorswiftoncampus.com . The top school gets the concert, the top 5 schools get a $10,000 grant for their music department. Hey...somebody's gotta win this thing, it might as well be you! Talk about making a huge impact on your school.
CAS Looking For Foster Homes
Kay Hyman from the Charleston Animal Society stopped by the studio today with a handful of puppies, and a kitten. These puppies came in with their stray mother and Kay says they need about 2 weeks of playtime in a "foster"environment so they can mature enough to be placed up for adoption. Maybe you can help them out. Also, since the shelter is full again, CAS is having a fee waived adoption event beginning Wednesday. That means that you get your newly adopted friend for free! Get complete details here.