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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
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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