This is the thirty-eighth of 49 random acts of kindness (RAKs) that I’m doing to honor the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. Hopefully each small act puts a little bit of happiness back out in the world!
This one is near and dear to my heart and not at all random. My high school band teacher, Mr. Hodge, is retiring this year. With the exception of my parents, I would say he’s the second most influential person in my musical life. Several alumni have started a scholarship in his name, so I donated to that for this RAK. If you’re interested in supporting a young musician, click on the following link: Ritchey Hodge Music Scholarship
This RAK is in honor of Jean C. Nieves Rodriguez, who was 27 years old at the time of the shooting. He had just purchased his first home who was known for his work ethic. Rest in peace, Jean.