RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer and Varina resident Donna Meade wants to share a special musical message this holiday season: “Help Somebody.” She was inspired to write the song after hearing the story of Thomas Cannon.
The retired Richmond Postal worker lived a modest life, and in later years cared for his ailing wife, but over the course of 33 years, donated over $150,000 of his own money to people in need. He passed away in 2005.
Taking a page out of Thomas Cannon’s book, Donna is offering you her song, simply asking those who download it to do a good deed and ‘help somebody.’
“I loved that about Mr. Cannon,” Donna said, “he asked for nothing but for others to do simply that.” Help Somebody.
Right click this link — ‘Help Somebody’ (Ode to Thomas Cannon) — to download the song. Be sure to click “Save As” to complete the download.
Donna Meade sang “Help Somebody” on CBS 6’s Virginia This Morning on Friday, December 6, as she was interviewed about being chosen as a Boomer Magazine “Boomers and Shakers” honoree. That annual honor is done in partnership with CBS 6. That performance is also featured on our website.