Bubba the Love Sponge helps couple in need

October 12th, 2009 by

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PINELLAS COUNTY (Bay News 9) – A wheelchair-bound couple moved into a hotel this weekend instead of a homeless shelter.

Syndicated radio host Bubba the Love Sponge donated $979.77 to Rachael and Rhoden Haskell, quadriplegics with no way to access their fourth floor St. Petersburg condominium.

The only elevator in their building needs a state mandated upgrade, which is expected to take at least one month.

Bubba, who can be heard locally on 102.5, The Bone, knew about the situation and had previously discussed the issue on his radio show.
He decided to write a check to help the Haskells live temporarily at the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in Largo.

“Bubba the Love Sponge Foundation is paying for their stay, however long it is,” said Bubba. “We’re also buying them some groceries from Publix and bringing them gift cards. Just because they’re handicapped people that aren’t looking for a payout.”

The Haskells said they are very grateful for the help.

“We’d probably have to stay at a shelter,” said Rachael Haskell. “That probably wouldn’t be accessible for us, because we have real particular needs.”

“You know, Bubba the Love Sponge isn’t this big bad fat loudmouth guy all the time,” said Bubba. “I do some nice stuff every once in awhile. Regardless if it got any coverage from you guys or not, I was going to do it anyway.”

According to the Haskells, their condo association refused to waive maintenance fees during the elevator repairs.

They say they will continue to pay their mortgage while the repairs are underway.


6 Responses

  1. David K Gipson

    This is no surprise.
    Bubba really is a great person with a heart of gold.
    GREAT JOB!!

  2. Eric Morgan

    Bubba what you are doing is amazing. For a guy who prides himself on being the worlds biggest prick you surprise me. If there is anything else that can be done please hit me up with an email and i’ll do whatever is necessary.

  3. Paul Hiller

    First of all, I love the honesty, no holds barred style of the show. Honesty has been overrun with people walking the politically correct narrow path…..Thanks for making everyday an interesting one!

    Secondly, like the news cast said. You put your money where your mouth is.

    People need to follow suit with things like this. People all around us are in need. If you see people are in need, help them out.

    People should be more like you Bubba and just do the right thing. It’s just the thing that everyone should be doing.

  4. who cares

    thank you bubba for being the man that you are !!!! no shoot no mark ….. just honest …. a loyal radio fan

  5. DR. MUDD

    BUBBA HAS A HEART THE SIZE OF HIS STOMACH, I LISTEN TO HIM
    ON A REGULAR BASIS, AND HE HAS A BIG HEART , LOVES HIS SON
    AND IS VERY GOOD TO HIS STAFF, HE HAS A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH
    HIS SISTER AND MOM AND THIS HAS HELPED HIM BE A GOOD PERSON
    HEATHER HIS WIFE IS A BLESSING FOR HIM, AND TYLER IS HIS LIFE

    SO PROPS TO BUBBA , AND HIS STAFF , SPICE MANSON BRENT,NED
    ARE THE MOST TALENTED, JUST LISTED TO THE K5, THE BEST
    TALENT ON THE RADIO, HOWARD IS HOWARD, BUT HE DOES NOT HAVE
    THE NEDS , MANSON , AND SPICE AND BRENT,

    KEEP UP THE GOOD BUBBA, BIG FAN , BIG SUPPORTER IN BOCA

    MUDD

  6. anthony

    Bubba is the man

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