Personal Disability Voice Chat celebrated its third anniversary on Feb. 7.
The event was held at Rincon’s First Christian Church, with 80 people in attendance. The event ran from 1-6 p.m.
Pastor Ralph E. Davis was the master of ceremonies for the event, and he started with his testimony on overcoming the things that life throws in people’s way. The band Crowns of Glory, with members Ricky Stokes, Mike McDougald, Tommy Davis and Darrell Sanchez, dedicated the song “Heavenly Eyes” to PD-VC.
Guest speaker attorney Timothy J. Haeussler spoke about the many issues facing the disabled community and how to best prepare for the economy. He said that by forming groups personal experiences could be shared so future generations of persons with disabilities will have road maps in life.
Following a second set by Crowns of Glory, a dinner prepared by Kaye Hunt and her volunteers was served. Michael Stokes of Savannah prepared a video presentation containing photos of past events conducted by Personal Disability Voice Chat.
Philip Skipper was named the 2008 recruiter of the year and Davis and Allen Speller from 105.7 FM received an award. Davis and Speller visit voice servers and pray for members unable to attend regular worship services.
Pastor Steve Parker of First Christian Church received an award for being a spiritual influence and for making it possible to hold larger program events. Parker also presented the fundraiser of the year award to T.J. Kessler.
Lynell Andrews had 12 inches of her hair cut to donate to the Locks of Love for children with cancer. This was an emotional event that many family and friends gathered to watch her hair being cut. Debbie Derryberry of Color Works of Springfield cut Andrews’ hair.
Event organizers also thanked First Christian Church for allowing them to hold the event at the church and for being such a big part of their program.
Visit the Web site at www.pd-vc.com if you or anyone you know has any type of disability or have had any form or cancer. This is a free service and it is expanding, and hope to provide people in wheelchairs a free transport by 2010.
If you would like to assist with this goal and have used wheelchair lift vans, contact Jay Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (912) 312-2524.