By Chris Misun, Meridian, Miss
In light of the recent Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, started by Mike Huckabee, I began an event on Facebook, to encourage people to donate their lunch money to a charity of their choice rather than a profitable company, such as Chick-Fil-A.
On July 23, 2012, Mike Huckabee released a statement on his website and encouraged people to show their appreciation for the Chick-Fil-A restaurant, which was facing scrutiny from the LGBT Community when CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments regarding his stance on gay marriage as, “Guilty as charged.” You can read more on his statements in an article on the Huffington Post as well as many other online news organizations pages.
People flocked to the chicken sandwich restaurant per the push of Mike Huckabee and other organizations, especially many churches. Yahoo! News reported, “record sales,” for many restaurants around the country. I urge people to spend them money in a better way by skipping their lunch on Friday, August 31, 2012 and spend that money at a charity organization of their choice and maybe give lunch to an individual who might not be able to have lunch on their own.
Youth from Church of the Mediator and St. Paul’s Episcopal Churches in Meridian, Miss., are giving back to a local food shelter by keeping the gardens at the shelter clean of weeds and will also be planting flowers in the coming months.
Please R.S.V.P. to the “Donate to a Charity,” event on Facebook and give back to your community, on your terms.