(WJCL) People said it wouldn’t work’: Lowcountry man starts nonprofit, donating books to rural African schools. Roy Austin tells his story.
PODCAST ON STRATEGIES TO STAY HEALTHY DURING PANDEMIC
(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Savannah’s healthy living expert, Paula Kreissler, was a guest on the August 13 episode of the Commute podcast to discuss the talks about strategies to stay healthy during the pandemic and how a healthy community leads to better amenities for residents.
FIVE LOCAL GARDENS TO RECEIVE $1500 EACH FROM CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union is donating $7,500 to five Savannah area community gardens with each to receive a contribution of $1,500. The recipients are the Garden City Homestead Association, Employability, Coastal Heritage Society (Frogtown) Garden, West Broad Street YMCA and Morningstar Arts Creative Garden. The presentation is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 27 at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah Georgia 31419. https://carriagetradepr.com/center-parc-credit-union-donates-7500-to-five-savannah-area-community-gardens/
BOOTS N’ BBQ
(FAITH EQUESTRIAN THERAPEUTIC CENTER) Faith Equestrian’s third annual Boots N’ BBQ fall fundraiser event will be held on Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Faith Equestrian Farm, 243 Appaloosa Way, Guyton, Georgia 31312. The fundraiser event will include dinner, silent auction, raffle prizes, and much more. https://event.auctria.com/7fecc9f2-e566-4ba0-8cb6-6d5eed4dba56/
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION SIGNS STADIUM NAMING-RIGHTS DEAL
(ATLANTA, GA) The stadium formerly known as Turner Field is getting a new name. Georgia State University has signed a stadium naming-rights deal with Center Parc Credit Union. GSU, a Sun Belt Conference school, has agreed to a 15-year deal worth $21.5 million with the organization that operates under Atlanta Postal Credit Union, making it one of the richest naming rights deals outside of Power Five conferences, according to Sports Business Journal. Center Parc Credit Union plans to open two Chatham County locations in September at the Pooler Walmart, 160 Pooler Parkway, and the Savannah Walmart, 6000 Ogeechee Road.
SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Service
(SAVANNAH, GA) SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is seeking the community’s help to raise $300,000 to continue serving a growing number of victims of domestic violence in the metro Savannah area during the COVID pandemic. For more information, visit www.safeshelter.org or call 912.629.0026
COASTAL STATES BANK SUPPORTS PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER WITH $5000 DONATION
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Coastal States Bank recently made a contribution of $5,000 to the local non-profit Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, through its initiative, the “Coastal States Community Commitment”. Serving Savannah since 1984, Park Place Outreach offers residential, prevention, outreach, and family preservation services for homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth, ages 11-21, through a variety of shelter and enrichment programs. The organization has helped over 6500 youth find housing stability and family security.
(LOWES) Lowe’s has announced that they are opening up another round of grant applications on Aug 31st. Grants of $20,000 will be made available to small business owners to help meet their most immediate needs. They are primarily focused on historically underserved communities, especially those enterprises owned or led by minorities and women.
ROTARY CLUB OF SAVANNAH CONTRIBUTES 20K TO UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah has contributed $20,000 to the United Way of the Coastal Empire’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. Since meeting virtually during the pandemic, the club found themselves with unspent money in the budget and decided to support the community with those dollars. The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is providing financial assistance to residents of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties who are not able to pay all or part of their monthly rent, mortgage, or utility bill(s) due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19. https://uwce.org/the-rotary-club-of-savannah-contributes-20000-to-the-united-way-covid-19-rapid-response-fund
LIVE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME MEETING
(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY) Kandi Pickard, president and CEO of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the August meeting of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. The event will be held LIVE on LDSS’ Facebook and YouTube pages at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25. NDSS is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. https://www.facebook.com/ldssga
(SBDC) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Georgia
Southern University will hold four free webinars on emergency weather
preparedness for business from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Monday, August 24, through Thursday,
August 27 via Zoom. Participants will learn about emergency loan programs available, how to plan for continuity after a disaster, state, and federal requirements for reentry to evacuated communities. Registration is required: https://www.georgiasbdc.org/training/?center=southern%20coastal
RAISING HOPE ON AUGUST 27
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Union Mission for a virtual 5th Annual Raising Hope Watch Party at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at https://www.facebook.com/UMIsavannah. A short pre-recorded 45-minute program will extend appreciation to key supporters and sponsors, provide an update from Union Mission on the impact of COVID-19, share information on affordable housing from the Keynote Speaker, Michelle Norris with National Church Residences, as well as special remarks from community leaders. www.unionmission.org
(WTOC) Enmarket and a coalition of local businesses donated more than 50,000 reusable water bottles to returning students in Savannah-Chatham and Effingham County public schools.State guidelines recommend that schools turn off water fountains during the pandemic.
VIRTUAL BUDDY WALK OCT 3
(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY) The 2020 Buddy Walk will kick off at 10 a.m., Oct 3 with virtual opening ceremonies followed by participants of all ages walking in their own locations locally, across the state and elsewhere. Anyone who registers will receive a Buddy Walk t-shirt. Individual registration is $10. If your business or organization would like to become a sponsor for the Buddy Walk, go to www.ldssga.org or call 912-663-8573. Families are encouraged to form teams for the event using the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s website: https://www.classy.org/event/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-2020-virtual-buddy-walk/e293811.
HOSPICE SAVANNAH SUMMER NIGHTS PARTY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah is planning its first-ever virtual Summer Nights Party & Auction. Save-the-Date for a fun, fast-paced virtual party on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. with proceeds supporting the vital Healing Arts of Music & Massage Therapy. Hospice Savannah will begin rolling out its auction items on Facebook starting September 16, including a fabulous trip to Alaska with a three-year window, personal planning concierge and no black-out dates. https://www.facebook.com/HospiceSavannahInc
(SAVANNAH, GA) Are you or a loved one experiencing hardships with paying rent? If so, visit the HERO Database to find the assistance you need. The H.E.R.O (Health Effective Resource Organizations) Database is an online health and social services resource for Savannah-Chatham county residents. It is funded by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through grant funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control’s REACH program to eliminate disparities in health outcomes based on race and income in Savannah and Chatham County. https://www.herohelpme.com/MatchList.aspx?k;;0;;N;0;3227;Rent%20&%20Utility%20Assistance;TopServices;All
(INC MAGAZINE) Inc. 5000 2020: An Exclusive Guide to America’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs. These are the stories of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the U.S.
LANDON NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) Landon is a male black Lab mix puppy that would make great new addition to your family. He loves to play with his foster brothers and sister and loves to snuggle up on the couch with his foster parents.
HOW TO SET UP FACEBOOK SHOPS TO SELL YOUR PRODUCTS
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Does your business sell physical products? Wondering how to sell your products using FB Shops? Learn how to create a Shop and how to add products to your shop. You’ll also discover whether your business is a good fit for Facebook Shops.
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