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Sponsors of Savannah Maritime After Hours Donates $1,500 to Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Sponsors of Savannah Maritime After Hours Donates $1,500 to Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the fourth consecutive year, Savannah Maritime After Hours has made a donation of $1,500 to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire.

Maritime After Hours Presents Check to Ronald McDonald House of Coastal Empire

(From left to right) Larry Hearn and Ryan Faulk of Savannah River Logistics, Ben Goldberg of JIT Warehousing and Logistics, Jed Young and Billy Robinson of Port City Logistics, and Bill Sorochak, Executive Director of the Ronald Mcdonald House of the Coastal Empire

Maritime community leaders, Ben Goldberg of JIT Warehousing and Logistics, Larry Hearn and Ryan Faulk of Savannah River Logistics, Billy Robinson and Jed Young of Port City Logistics, presented the check to Bill Sorochak, executive director of the Ronald Mcdonald House of the Coastal Empire.

The donation was raised through after-hours networking events held the first Wednesday of each month. The donation was increased this year by $500 to support the growing needs of the House and their residents.

“We are incredibly thankful for Savannah Maritime’s annual donation,” said Sorochak. “This year’s monetary increase will allow our organization to help our families even more, and I can’t stress to the public enough that, really, every penny means something to us.”

For more information on this donation or on how to get your organization added to the recipient list, contact Billy Robinson at billy@portcitylogistics.com.

ABOUT THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE© OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
One of 365 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide, each House is an independent non-profit, 501©3 community organization. The Savannah House is governed by a 16-member board of directors and managed by a full-time staff of four. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities© of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The House has thirteen bedrooms and operates on a waiting list most of the year. The Savannah Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for critically ill and injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital at Memorial, Candler Hospital, or where needed in the Coastal Empire. Since the House first opened its doors 30 years ago in 1987, over 10,200 families have been served. The House currently serves approximately 290 families each year. Although the average length of stay runs 16 days, some families stay much longer.

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Billy Robinson
CEO, Port City Logistics, Inc.
billy@portcitylogistics.com

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Local Rotary Clubs Donate to MAP International to Assist with Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

(BRUNSWICK, GLENNVILLE, AUGUSTA, GA) The Glennville and Augusta chapters of Rotary presented $2,250.00 to MAP International in Brunswick to supply over 200 Disaster Health Kits (DHK) to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Dr. Hamsa Thota, District Governor of Rotary District 6920, presented a check for $2,000.00 from the Augusta Rotary Club to MAP International President and CEO, Steve Stirling. The donation will supply 200 DHK’s to Puerto Rico citizens.

“Our desire to aid hurricane victims has tied in nicely with our recent collaboration with MAP International,” said Dr. Thota. “MAP is the perfect partner for us to provide relief to people in Puerto Rico who are in dire need right now.”

MAP International and Rotary launched a program last Tuesday to provide life-saving medicines to uninsured or underinsured low-income people in surrounding areas. At the launch event, Margaret Jacobs, District Governor Elect, and Mike Muldowney, Assistant District Governor, presented an additional $250.00 given by the Glennville Rotary Club and Virginia Ellis, of the St. Simons Rotary Club, to provide 25 DHK’s to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

“MAP is profoundly grateful for the generous support from Rotary,” says Stirling. “Their support through this partnership will save lives here in Georgia.”

Rotary Club of Augusta

The Rotary Club of Augusta Donates to MAP International to aid in Puerto Rico disaster relief.

Glennville Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Glennville donates to MAP International to aid in disaster relief in Puerto Rico.

About MAP International
MAP International is a Christian organization providing life-changing medicines and health supplies to people in need. MAP serves all people, regardless of religion, gender, race, nationality, or ethnic background. For more information, visit map.org

About Rotary International District 6920
Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Rotary District 6920 consists of 63 clubs with a membership of over 3200 Rotary members scattered throughout southeast Georgia including Macon, Augusta, Valdosta, Brunswick, Camden, Tift, and Savannah.

Low Country Dermatology Presents Donations to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Low Country Dermatology Presents Donations to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology held a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for RMHC families. The donations were presented to Bill Sorochak, executive director of RMHC.

“The stress of having a child in the hospital is often overwhelming, and having to think about buying holiday gifts has to be the farthest thing from a parent’s mind,” said Dr. Corinne Howington, who owns Low Country Dermatology. “I’m so thankful for my patients, community and staff who brought so many items into our office. It really makes a difference.”

Items donated to the holiday store allow parents who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House to pick out presents for their children and other family members.

Collected items included: stuffed animals, bath toys, teething toys, board books and interactive toys (blocks, rattles), nerf and Fisher Price toys, board games, toy trucks, dolls and dress-up clothes, adult coloring books and colored pencils, books, snacks, high efficiency free and clear laundry detergent and dryer sheets, hand sanitizer and hand soap, disposable bowls, plates utensils and gloves, trash bags, sponges and liquid dish soap, tissues, and disinfectant wipes.

“We are dedicated to providing a ‘home away from home’ for seriously ill or injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at area hospitals,” said Sorochak. “Every donation helps ensure we can stretch the dollars that support our 13-bedroom house in Savannah to better serve the families who depend on us. We are so grateful she has stepped up year after year to help them.”

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The house operates on a waiting list most of the year. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology presents donations collected for the Ronald McDonald House to executive director Bill Sorochak

 

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

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Savannah Yoga Center Presents $2,047 to the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Joe Marchese, Immediate Past President of LDSS, Tom Kenkel, LDSS Board Member, Emily Kenkel, Daughter of Tom, receive $2,047 donation from Kelley Boyd of the Savannah Yoga Center.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Joe Marchese, Immediate Past President of LDSS, Tom Kenkel, LDSS Board Member, Emily Kenkel, Daughter of Tom, receive $2,047 donation from Kelley Boyd of the Savannah Yoga Center.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) received a $2,047 donation from the Savannah Yoga Center in support of the non-profit organization’s program and educational endeavors. LDSS is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through a variety of efforts.

“We greatly appreciate this generous gift from the Savannah Yoga Center,” said Joe Marchese, Immediate Past President of LDSS. “This type of public support means so much toward getting our message of inclusion and acceptance for families with Down syndrome in the area by helping to fund programs such as our Camp Buddy.”

Since 2003, the Savannah Yoga Center, located at 1319 Bull St. in Savannah, has provided a diverse offering of yoga workshops and training. Their mission is to be a community-oriented center for all ages and abilities. Every six months, Savannah Yoga Center teams up with a local non-profit organization to bring awareness and help raise funds for the group. Donations are raised through community classes, special events and YOGA FEST Raffles.

For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/. For more information for Savannah Yoga Center, visit http://savannahyoga.com

MORE ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education, and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/. Find LDSS on Twitter at @LowcountryDSS.

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Candy Bogardus
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
912-728-8505
jcbogardus@gmail.com

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Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR
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Savannah Mall’s Bass Pro Shop Donates Fishing Equipment to Boy Scout Camps

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Chris Finnegan, Bass Pro Shop’s Operations Manager (center), at the Bass Pro Shop Savannah Mall store presents donations to Hillari Keese Operations Manager for the Coastal Conservation Association’s Savannah Chapter (left) and Nikki Bing, District Executive for the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America (right).

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Bass Pro Shop, located in the Savannah Mall, made a large donation of rods and reels to the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America and the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia.  Coastal Georgia Council District Executive, Nikki Bing and Coastal Conservation Association Operations Manager, Hillari Keese were on hand to accept the donated equipment at the Bass Pro Shop at Savannah Mall.

Local Boy Scouts Field Director, Micah Donaldson said, “We greatly appreciate this donation of equipment that will be used at our Scoutreach Fishing Derbies here in Savannah and at our two camps, Black Creek Scout Reservation in Sylvania and Camp Tolochee in Brunswick.  Our on-going partnerships with Bass Pro Shops and the Savannah branch of the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia have been instrumental in helping us introduce our Scoutreach members to the great outdoors and the sport of fishing through our annual fishing derbies.”

Bass Pro Shop’s Operations Manager, Chris Finnegan said, ”Bass Pro Shops is donating 32,000 rods and reels across the US and Canada as part of ‘Gone Fishing,’ a nationwide Bass Pro Shop campaign to inspire kids to put down their digital devices and pick up a fishing pole and discover the great outdoors.”

About:  The Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America serves over 5,500 young men and women annually in coastal Georgia though traditional scouting, inner city Scout Reach programs and Explorer Post career exploration programs. Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be ‘Prepared. For Life.’  For more information, or to join Boy Scouts, call 912-927-7272.  The council website address is http://www.coastalgeorgiabsa.org/

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-A, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli, Sarah Janes Kitchen and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery and the Nuts About Savannah. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsi@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467or visit www.savannahmall.com. Find the Savannah Mall on Twitter at at @savannahmall.

O.C. Welch Donates $10,000 Toward A New Van For Park Place Outreach

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) O.C. Welch III, President of O.C. Ford and Lincoln; DaShauna Kimble, PPO Sr. Case Manager; and Stephanie Williams, PPO Night House Manager, stand in front of the new Ford Transit.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter recently received a $10,000 donation from O.C. Welch III toward the purchase of a Ford Transit vehicle. The brand new, nine-passenger Ford vehicle replaces the shelter’s decade-old van.

“Safe and reliable transportation is a crucial component for keeping our program on track,” said Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach.

In addition to providing a safe place to stay, the shelter transports young people to and from school, doctor’s appointments and a variety of other places on a daily basis.

Welch said, “I know how vital this organization is to the youth in Savannah and I was more than pleased to donates funds toward a new van.”

Pictured in front of the Ford Transit are (L to R): O.C. Welch III, President of O.C. Ford and Lincoln; DaShauna Kimble, Sr. Case Manager; and Stephanie Williams, Night House Manager.

Park Place Outreach operates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County serving youth age 11 to 17 and all services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. Since opening in 1984, over 6200 at-risk youth have been served by the organization. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 that are in need and might not come in to the shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
www.parkplaceyes.org

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Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
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Re-Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards Program to Donate to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

Local Shoppers Urged to Re-Enroll for Kroger Community Rewards Program to Continue Funding Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter and Other Local Charities

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is encouraging Savannah area Kroger customers participating in the retailer’s Community Rewards program to re-enroll during the month of August. Kroger requires participants to re-enroll each year to demonstrate they have an active role and interest in the program. Dollars will start accumulating for chosen organizations beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Customers can designate reward points to participating schools, charity or organization of their choice by using their Kroger Plus Card. Funds received by Park Place Outreach through the Kroger Community Rewards program benefit the Shelter, located at 514 East Henry Street, which offers teenagers a safe place to go 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“It only takes a few moments to sign up, and costs shoppers nothing to participate, yet each dollar designated for Park Place Outreach makes such a positive impact in the services we can provide,” said executive director Linda K. Hilts. “Kroger customers who support us through this program help ensure that we can continue taking care of the needs of runaway, homeless and in-crisis youth in our community.”

This year, Kroger expects to donate $600,000 to local schools and nonprofits through the Kroger Plus Card-based fundraiser. To enroll or re-enroll, please visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com. For more information, contact Kroger Community Rewards at 770.496.7538 or fax details to 770.496.5354.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 that are in need and might not come in to the shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

CONTACT
Linda K. Hilts 
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street 
Savannah, GA. 31401 
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621 
www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990