I did not write the 160 words in bold below. They were written by a Curt Yeomans and they appeared in the Gwinnett Daily Post on page 8A on September 10, 2014...
“Carl Rhodenizer can still remember the morning he went to see Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy about funding the establishment of a shelter for abandoned children in Clayton County.
It was the 1980s and children were being abandoned at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Rhodenizer was seeking funding to buy a place where the children could be brought and cared for. He went to a county commissioner, but was told to come back when he had some funding lined up from the public.
So he went to the Chick-fil-A headquarters to see Cathy, whom he’d known since the early 1950s. The pair had lunch and talked for a while in Cathy’s office.
“He finally said ‘Now Carl, what do you need?’ and I told him what the commissioner had told me,” said Rhodenizer. “He was familiar with the situation at the airport and I asked him if he’d help us, and he said ‘Yes I will. Now how much do you need?”
Mr. Cathy did not say...
- What’s in it for me?
- I’ll have to check with my lawyers.
- I’ll get back to you.
He simply said, “Yes I will. How much do you need?”
Above is the story about how Rainbow House got its first $100,000 while no one was looking.
Would I kid u?
Samuel Truett Cathy March 14, 1921 – September 8, 2014
It is truly a shame that we know more about the Celebrity involved in he Celebrity of the Day Scandal than we know about this caring and giving man. Please, take a few moments to read about Mr. Cathy... Click Here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Truett_Cathy