RMA Board Member Shares Touching Story

Retail Merchants Association Board Member Mark Smith, Owner - Midas of Richmond, recently shared a story with us that we wanted to pass along to you:

A few years ago, Richmond had been snowed in for 3 out of 4 weeks and schools had been closed for a week. When school opened a teacher asked the first student that came into her class how much she enjoyed being off for a week. According to the story, the child then said she was glad to be back because the last time she ate was when she was in school a week ago – this story still catches me off guard.

Mark told this story at a BackPack event – now watch the dots connect…

A lady came in to our store, and asked if I was the one who told the story, to which I said, “Yes.” She said,”It’s my story. The little girl in question came in to my class at Oak Grove Elementary and literally said she was starving and needed food now, as she had not had any for 8 days.”

She asked how we do what we do with radio spots, etc.  After hearing how it worked, she asked if I’d tell the story louder and more often!  How crazy is that?

Want to hear a cool radio spot recently done by Mark Smith at Midas? Click this link: Midas (FeedMore) Jan 26-2012 audio. The spot will run on stations managed by  Mainline Broadcasting and Cox Media Group.

Cronic hunger affects everyone – children, families and seniors. The cure is in everyone of us who choose to become a part of fighting hunger in central Virginia. So get engaged and help in the fight against hunger. To find out more, visit WWW.FEEDMORE.ORG

Never lose the power of your voice, your message or your story – people do listen and it does matter. And never forget that it is all about the possible.

Mark is very involved in the FeedMore BackPack program and is a big supporter of the Central Virginia Food Bank. For questions or to get more involved in the FeedMore BackPack program contact Mark Smith at: Midas of Central Virginia or 804-240-1066.

$10.00 feeds a chronically hungry child in Central Virginia for an entire weekend:   WWW.FEEDMORE.ORG

Mark Smith, Midas, is Virginia’s 2012 Great Strides Honorary Chairman

The Virginia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced that RMA Member Mark Smith, Midas of Richmond, has agreed to become the 2012 Great Strides Honorary Chairman for the Richmond Metro Walk.

Please join the Retail Merchants Association staff in congratulating Mark.

As he said when he accepted the role, “CFF has a cure—we need funds to find it. And, funds we shall get!”

For more information, please visit http://greatstrides.cff.org or tweet congrats to Mark at http://twitter.com/midasrva.