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The Grammy award winning country group is known world wide for their hit songs.
the group announced it is hoping to use the name established in the
music industry to bring good to children from Nashville to Haiti, with a
new philanthropic effort cleverly titled LadyAid.
We don't feel
like stars but recognize we have a platform and want to speak up and
have an organization that will wave the flag for kids" says Dave
Lady aid is a multi-level organization that will benefit five different children driven organizations.
In Tennessee - the money raised will help Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and St. Jude.
On a national level they will support Children's Miracle Network and on
a global level the UN Refugee Agency and My Life Speaks, an
organization Hillary has been involved with for some time now, visiting
Haiti several times each year.
"So many charities in the world,
to finally feel we are all collectively have one goal and agree and know
we can make a difference, feels pretty good" says Charles Kelley.
LadyAid will be funded by several different fundraising efforts
including a one of a kind event called "Ping Pong and Songs".
Just like the name sounds there will be ping pong and music, but that's just about all they know.
The group says right now it is just having fun being in the brainstorming stage!!
is the beginning of something that wil grow and build. Who knows how
many events we will end up doing" says Hillary Scott.
Hilary, Charles and Dave each have platforms that are important to them, but the one thing they all agreed on was kids.
not a hard sell, helping kids is something everyone wants to do.
Individually we can do all these things but when it's under Lady A we
can raise so much more money" says Charles.
For more information you can visit www.ladyaid.org
Tuesday, December 4 2012, 04:23 PM CST
Christian legal group complains about assignment
June 20, 2013 11:46 GMT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.
According to The Daily Herald a Christian legal group sent the college a letter about Professor Linda Brunton's psychology class assignment. The Alliance Defending Freedom said students complained to the group.
Some students objected to being told to wear a rainbow ribbon and make statements in support of gay rights. They were then to write a paper detailing discrimination they faced for their perceived support.
The legal group asked the college to investigate the assignment, discipline Brunton and order her to apologize to students.
Chris Sanders of the Tennessee Equality Project told The Tennessean the assignment was voluntary and is commonly used in psychology classes.
Brunton was unavailable for comment.
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