We are fortunate to have one of the most giving communities you could live in. People here give of their time and other resources on a regular basis. In the past, I had fun coaching, being on a few boards, and even serving as mayor of small-town Kershaw, SC. Today, Justice4Kids, keeping our community informed, and recognizing people that make a difference in our community is my focus.
Like it or not, our community is bombarded with car insurance advertisements. According to the Insurance Journal, car insurance companies spend over $6 BILLION dollars annually on advertising—and Geico holds the number one spot, spending over $1 billion alone. These commercials can be quite entertaining (or scary— remember the Super Bowl ads?), but some of them are educational as well. For instance, we learn from Progressive that “sprinkles are for winners.” Allstate tells us “Mayhem is everywhere.” Geico answers the age old-question—“did the little pig cry wee-wee-wee all the way home?” and what you do if you’re a free range chicken, or a scapegoat, or a camel at the zoo and visitors keep yelling “hump day.”
Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Haiti on a mission trip. I had every intention of going to Haiti to help where I could and to change Haiti. But Haiti changed me. I have done a lot of traveling in my days, but never before have I witnessed such poverty. Never before have I witnessed children in such need of attention. Not because their snotty older sister was always the spotlight—like we say in the US. I mean attention because their basic needs were not met. Food. Clothing. Shelter.
We live in an age where communication is literally at our fingertips. With a few simple movements of our fingers, we can send a message to thousands of followers, fans, and friends. We even have the ability to control our phones with our voices to make phone calls for us. Our community places a high priority on staying in touch.