Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Power of the Shower

 The Kingfish subbed for Kim Wade on WYAB Tuesday.  Instead of pontificating for two hours, yours truly hosted Mary Ann Kirby of Shower Power.  Shower Power is a group of volunteers who help the homeless in downtown Jackson every Friday.  Facebook page.  JJ could tell you about Shower Power's mission but that would spoil the fun of listening to the radio show posted below.  Enjoy. 



Anonymous said...

Sound like such a homosexual.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for showcasing this special group of folks, K

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great program - But only if it serves as an inspiration and only if it offers a temporary and fleeting 'hand up'. It can't be viewed as 'what I'm owed on Friday'. It must be viewed as 'what I can use to get me to a different plane'.

Anonymous said...

This lady is truly a saint.

Anonymous said...

12:06, the time stamp of your posted sermon tells me a lot about you.

Anonymous said...

Good job KF, and a worthwhile topic -- even got some donation commitments during the broadcast. Kudos.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the people who post things like: "Y'all jus' wanna talk ish bout Jackson, y'all aint 'bout helpin' nobody" will shut up and thank this lady.

Spoiler alert, they wont.

Anonymous said...

A good cause to be sure.

Anonymous said...

Well done

Anonymous said...

6:36 - To what in the 12:06 post do you object? Please be specific.

Your mentality seems to stop at the notion that 'the goal here is to give people a bath'. My mentality starts at the notion that 'the goal here is to give people a hand-up so they can better themselves'.

The better they feel about themselves, the better their chances for path correction. I bet even you could understand that.

Anonymous said...

6:36 — What exactly does the time of 12:06's post tell you about him or her?

Works a late shift?
Works two jobs?
Is working and taking classes?
Has insomnia?

To make an assumption about anyone based on the time they post (or the time they wake and sleep) is pure idiocy.

Perhaps you aren't aware that we're no longer in the 1940s, 1950s, or 1960s. We live in a 24-hour society with a 24-hour economy.

Would you rather doctors, nurses, firefighters, police, EMTs, cashiers, customer service, tech support, road construction, and countless other personnel shut it down at 5 p.m. so you aren't "forced" to make asinine assumptions about their character, productivity, or anything else?

Some of you who comment on this site truly bewilder me. It's as if you have absolutely no common sense and no awareness of anything other than yourself and what seems "right," "best," or "normal" for you. Reading comments here leaves me with absolutely no doubt about why Mississippi is the way it is today.

Anonymous said...

Great interview Kingfish! Mary Ann is such a blessing to those she is helping! I enjoyed your radio time and wish you had a radio show on a regular basis! Enjoyed your show so much! Do it again soon! Maybe a pod cast or Facebook live? More more more! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This lady has definitely stepped in to assist, but the person behind the entire Shower Power concept - recognizing the need, establishing the program, partnering with contacts to acquire and retrofit the shower van... is a little bitty thing named Teresa Renkenberger! She just doesn't like the publicity as much.

Anonymous said...

Goodness 3:21. I’m not sure that could have been made any more clear. Did you actually listen to it? There’s been no shortage of publicity.

Anonymous said...

1:13 your last paragraph nails it!!!

PrayForJackson said...

Mary Ann Downey From St. Andrews in the 1970's elementary school!! I have run into her several times through the years.. Always so nice with high energy and a good wit. Love to see that she is working to help the homeless..!!

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