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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 06:46 AM
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Never Forget Chickenman
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Never Forget Chickenman
by: Brian
Mon Jun 25, 2007 at 10:40:59 AM EDT

Chances are you have seen the "Never Forget Chickenman" bumper stickers on cars and road signs all over the Greater Boston area. Chances are you didn't know that Chickenman was a Dedham resident, and that the stickers are being distributed by the punk band Dropkick Murphys.

Chickenman was Gregory Riley, for whom the playground at Paul Park is named, who died a few years ago in a motorcycle accident. The band, who describe him as "one of the kindest, most generous and unselfish people we have ever had the pleasure of knowing," decided to have the stickers - and t-shirts - printed up both to remember him and to raise money for My Brother's Keeper, a charity Riley gave a lot of his time to.

After you buy your sticker or shirt the band encourages you to put it up somewhere cool and take a picture of it. They are then putting up all the pictures on their website so "everyone will know you are not a cheap bastard and you contributed to a good cause."

So far they have pictures up from around the world, including the Grand Canyon, Uhuru Peak in Tanzania (which the sign says is Africa's highest point), behind the White House, and at Athenry Castle, Ireland.


The Mission of Our Ministry

"And He sent them out two by two ..." (Luke 10:1)

Crucifix photoMy Brother's Keeper is a ministry of volunteers whose mission is to bring the love and hope of Jesus Christ to those it serves.

We deliver furniture, household items and food, free of charge, to those who seek assistance.

There are no prerequisites for service.

As a remembrance to those we serve and a reminder to ourselves, we offer each family with a crucifix, saying:

"We're just the delivery people.
This is the person who sent you the furniture."

Each person that we have the privilege of serving will be offered a crucifix as a gift for their home, and the following message shall be conveyed:
"We're just the delivery people, this is the person who sent you the furniture."
If the crucifix is declined for a stated religious reason, e.g., "No thank you, I'm Jewish," our reply should be: "No problem ... whoever your God is ... that's who sent you the furniture."
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