Roanoke-based rapper James “J2” Bumbry, who recently was among a group of local performers that opened the T.I., 2 Chainz and Kelly Rowland show at Roanoke Civic Center, has started an effort to help less fortunate children at Christmas.
Bumbry and a group called Solah Power Incorporation have started what they call the PowerTree concept – like an angel tree, where charitable groups match donors with families who are unable to provide seasonal gifts for their kids.
Applications are available at Lincoln Terrace Day Care (1738 Dunbar St. N.W.), UrbanStyle Clothing (2348 Melrose Ave. N.W.), Exclusive Clothing (3832 Shenandoah Ave. N.W.), Two Penny’s Salon (675 PetersCreek Road N.W.), Press Record Studio (126 Campbell Ave. S.W.), Innovation 360 LLC (401 Gainsboro Road N.W.) and Hair Envy (719 Orange Ave. N.W.).
The gifts will be distributed at the Eye Candy Car Club’s Soul Santa & Spaghetti Luncheon event, scheduled for noon Saturday at Happy’s Flea Market (we’re assuming here that a heavy snow does not force the city to close Happy’s.
I realize this is late notice. Bumbry sent me this last week, and I had a pile of stuff in front of me. Here’s hoping some folks cam make use of this.