WVAF's Random Acts Of Kindness
November 2, 2006 at 10:31 AM (PT)
WEST VIRGINIA RADIO AC WVAF (V100)/CHARLESTON, WV OM/PD RICK JOHNSON checks in with ALL ACCESS with a great feel-good story that was carried in the local newspaper.
As the CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL tells it, DEBORAH MARTIN was working when someone walked in and handed her $100 in cash. "For real?" she asked in awe. Then she waved her arms in the air and hugged a bystander. "I just paid the gas bill, but I needed $78 for the electric bill," she said. "I just said, ‘Lord, how am I going to pay the electric?' This is a blessing."
MARTIN was part of a "random-acts-of-kindness" event carried out by V100 radio and funded by PAUL O'NEILL, founder of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. V100's STEVE BISHOP and JENNY MURRAY distributed the cash as they drove throughout CHARLESTON and stopped on impulse.
"I wish I could do this every day," MURRAY said. "It's so much fun to see the surprise on people's faces when they realize what it is all about. This is the second year I've been able to do this. Thank you, PAUL O'NEILL. It's wonderful to be able to give money away."