It’s that point of yr once more. Time for one among my favourite charitable occasions of the yr. No, it’s not the late November day I inform my Georgia Tech grad neighbor simply to be conciliatory that they had been actually shut this yr (they weren’t) and so they’ll most likely break their dropping streak subsequent yr (they gained’t).
Nope, it’s the beginning of the EDSBS Charity Bowl. Longtime Dawg Sports activities readers are most likely already aware of the weeklong telethon that started a decade in the past over at our now-dormant SB Nation sister website Each Day Ought to Be Saturday. It was a less complicated time. Chris Conley hadn’t caught the ball on the 5 yard line but, 2nd and 26 hadn’t occurred, and Paul Johnson roamed the Bobby Dodd sideline in all his jowly resplendence.
And the oldsters at EDSBS decided to use their Internet bullhorn to help a worthy charity financially. It labored. It labored higher than anybody may have anticipated. It labored so effectively that it has turn out to be an annual occasion that raises six figures for New American Pathways, a 501(c)(3) group headquartered in Atlanta. Their mission assertion is here and I urge you to learn it in full. However in a nutshell they assist refugees from all over the world acclimate to life within the Peach State and supply the assets and help to assist them turn out to be productive Georgians.
It’s possible you’ll not have recognized this, however Georgia is likely one of the most energetic states in America for refugee resettlement. There are a selection of causes for this and I’ll be glad to debate them at size with you another time. However the actuality on the bottom is that our state is the place the place many from internationally discover themselves when the U.S. authorities acknowledges that they’ve been subjected to spiritual, ethnic, and political persecution and may by all means depart the one residence they’ve ever recognized to start out a brand new life in a international land.
It’s good to keep away from being a sufferer of genocide. It’s unhealthy to search out your self in a spot whose language you don’t converse, whose customs you don’t know, typically with little in the way in which of economic assets or household help.
That’s the place New American Pathways is available in. They supply preliminary help to accommodate, feed, and dress those that want it. They supply academic assets to assist refugees acclimate to America, and construct expertise that assist them be a part of the work drive. They usually present counseling companies to assist those that bear the psychological scars of escaping the warfare zones and repressive regimes lots of NAP’s purchasers are escaping.
It’s vital work, and I consider you have to be proud that your fellow Georgians are doing it. That being mentioned, it ain’t low-cost. That’s the place you are available.
You possibly can donate to the Charity Bowl at this link. You’ll be prompted to pick out an quantity, your morally superior faculty, and given the possibility to incorporate a message of hope and love. Or you too can write “AUBURN DELENDA EST!!!!” or “GATORS EAT BOOGERS!!!!!” or no matter else strikes you. Any quantity is appreciated and helps the oldsters at New American Pathways do good issues. However you too can attune your donation to a selected sporting occasion or final result. My 2018 donation was for $42.07 in honor of, effectively, I still giggle about it.
Bulldog followers completed eleventh general in giving final yr, tallying $8092.29. It was a strong effort, one among which we must be proud.
However right here’s the factor. Look who was #2. In truth, simply take a gander on the complete high ten.
If Tech followers are giving forty Gs to an awesome trigger I’m prepared to allow them to have it. However I’ll be a Gator’s uncle earlier than I consider that Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee followers are extra charitable than us. I simply can’t fathom it.
So give. Give $44.21 in honor of the game that marked the start of the top of the Jeremy Pruitt period. Give $3.07 to honor Georgia Tech’s momentous 3-7 2020 season (they matched their win whole from 2019 in two fewer video games!). However no matter else, think about giving. Till later…