Martin Luther King Jr. once said “The time is always right to do what is right.” and WAOK’s Rashad Richey decided that January 25th from 10am-4pm was the right time. In partnership with The City of Atlanta’s Department of Corrections, Beulah Heights University, and Street Groomers; Richey, “The Realest Man” with a heart of gold, was able to bring resources together and collect thousands of warm blankets and coats for the homeless and families in need.
For six hours straight, droves of listeners piled into Beulah Heights University and answered Richey’s plea for winter coats and blankets.
With the assistance of The City of Atlanta’s Department of Corrections, Chief Labatt’s team of officers and the Founder of Street Groomers, Haroun Shaid Wakil, listeners were able to have assistance dropping off their donations. Atlanta City President, Felicia Moore, came out to show her support and encouraged listeners to do so as well. Fellow WAOK on-air personalities dropped by with donations and to co-host with Rashad Richey throughout the day. Derrick Bozeman, Lericia Harris, Mary Gill, and Joyce Littel, stood side by side with Richey in an effort to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. Watch the video below to hear more from WAOK’s very own Rashad Richey.