power of giving

The Power of Giving

After my son showed me a few inspiring videos I was just drawn to make a special area in WinWithFred.com to show the amazing gestures that are so often overlooked by some of the carnage we have in this world today. I am going to call this the Power of Giving portion of the blog.

I thought that if I can help spread the word of such kindness that it may become contagious.

power of giving

To start off, I wanted to recognize an amazing non-profit organization call Soldier Socks. Soldiersocks.org noticed that a lot of the military abroad where lacking sufficient necessities (mainly tube socks and wipes). Ever since it has started, soldiersocks.org has sent over 50,000 pounds of items to troops abroad. To Give to Soldiersocks.org visit here.

This goes to show that even the most simple things in life that we take for granted can make a huge impact for others!

Now onto a video that my son showed me that got the juices flowing for the #PowerofGiving


#icebucketchallenge to ice ALS for Good!

ALS #IceBucketChallenge

My son Chase was nominated to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

I am extremely proud of him that he went through with it because it is an extremely good cause to help others. The point behind the ALS Challenge is to nominate someone to pour a bucket of ice over their head and then they donate $10 to ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) which is also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. They have 24 hours to complete the challenge. If they fail to complete the #IceBucketChallenge than they have to donate $100 to ALS. 

The point behind pouring a bucket of ice on your head is because people with ALS feel the same way you will feel when ice is dumped on your head, and that is a chilling fact!

My son Chase Doing the #IceBucketChallenge below

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

My great friend and mentor Bob Beckett doing the #IceBucketChallenge, Great job Bobby!

I urge each and every person to take part in the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. You're not only helping an amazing cause but you have the opportunity to get someone drenched in ice water.


My Awesome friend who has nominated me, Mr. Bradly Harris getting cooled off:)

Below is one of my best friends/Pastor catching 5 buckets for ALS.

My awesome friend Scotty Rhodes below:)

One of my favorite Marketers on the planet Earth… @PatFlynn and his kiddos taking some ice baths for a good cause:)

So get to it everyone! This is a challenge worth taking to help someone else in need and to bring awareness to this life threatening disease.


To Donate to the ALS click below and help make a difference!

make a contribution to ALS


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