Hundreds of thousands throughout the nation flocked to their local Chick-fil-A for a grassroots-powered Appreciation Day inspired by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
In Vermont, listeners of “The Light” Radio Network not only took a stand for free speech and Godly values by eating at Chick-fil-A on Aug. 1, they also donated hundreds of sandwiches to feed those less fortunate.
“We received $1,763 in donations for the Chick-fil-A/homeless shelter event,” reported Richard McClary, General Manager of “The Light,” who unintentionally initiated the donation drive by simply telling listeners what he had planned to do on “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”
Of that amount, McClary said $750 went to a homeless shelter in Nashua, NH, and $1,013 went to a Rescue Mission in downtown Boston.
“Praise the Lord. We placed the orders for the chicken sandwiches live on the air to be delivered to the shelters. Lots of fun!” exclaimed McClary, whose radio station is an NRB member.
While Chick-fil-A said last week that it doesn’t release exact sales numbers, it confirmed that Aug. 1 was an “unprecedented day.”
The “Appreciation Day” on Aug. 1 was organized to express support for “a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values [Christians] espouse.” The event was a direct response to recent criticism against Chick fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, who affirmed to the press that he believes the biblical view of marriage should be upheld.
Published: August 8, 2012