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April 2018

Low Country Dermatology’s Walk For Melanoma Awareness Announced for May 19th

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Melanoma Awareness Walk with Low Country Dermatology to be Held at Skidaway Island State Park on May 19th
Three-Mile Hike to Benefit Nancy N. and J.C Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington and Elizabeth Brennan of Low Country Dermatology will lead a melanoma awareness walk on Saturday, May 19th at 3 p.m. at Skidaway Island State Park.

Howington and her staff will lead a three-mile walk along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. Water, sunscreen and some light refreshments will be provided.

Low Country Dermatology's Walk for Melanoma Awareness Participants in 2017

Low Country Dermatology’s Walk for Melanoma Awareness Participants in 2017

National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month, designated by the American Academy of Dermatology, is celebrated in May to raise awareness of the risk of skin cancer and increase the chances of early detection.

“For those of us who live along the southern coastline, staying out of the sun is often not practical or desirable,” Howington said. “It’s important for everyone to learn some simple but essential ways to protect their skin from the sun’s dangerous UV rays before they and their family head off to enjoy the great outdoors.”

Low Country Dermatology's Walk for Melanoma Awareness

Low Country Dermatology’s Walk for Melanoma Awareness

Howington is a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She and her staff will give participants SPF30 sunscreen, which has been shown to prevent the onset of skin cancer by a whopping 80 percent.

They also will share “did you know” facts during the hike, such as:

• Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease.

• The American Association of Dermatology estimates the rates of melanoma in the United States for 2018 are:
– Approximately 178,560 new melanomas.
– About 91,270 of those cases will be invasive.

• Rates for melanoma have been rising for the last 30 years, and melanoma accounts for nearly half of all cancers, according to the American Cancer Society.

Indications of potential skin cancer include moles or growths that are asymmetrical, have an irregular border, exhibit changes in color, have a diameter larger than the size of a pencil eraser or have evolved in size or thickness. Self-examine your skin; when caught early, melanoma is highly curable.

Registration for the event is $35, which includes the parking fee for the park. Proceeds will benefit the Nancy N. and J.C Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion in Savannah. Participants are asked to meet the group at Picnic Area-A after entering the park.

Tickets and more information for Low Country Dermatology’s Melanoma Awareness Walk can be found at https://cityspin.com/savannah/e/melanoma-awareness-walk/

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.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
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912-665-0005

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 30, 2018

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WORKSHOP BY DEWITT TILTON GROUP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group will host a luncheon workshop on May 3 at the Savannah Golf Club for a presentation on “From Buying the Dirt to Obtaining the Permit: The Critical Steps to Starting a Commercial Construction Project.” The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is intended for realtors, business owners, individuals in commercial construction and anyone with an interest in the field. Space is limited. For more information on the luncheon or on commercial construction, call (912) 777-3404 or visit

 GIRL SCOUTS HIGH AWARDS CEREMONY

(GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA) High Awards Ceremony will be held on May 6, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please RSVP for either the  AugustaAlbanyMacon,  ColumbusSavannah, or  Athens location. There is limited space in some areas, so to avoid duplicate registrations, please confirm whether your troop leader has registered your girl before making your reservation. Learn more at https://youtu.be/CPEjiG7rNlE

LEGAL QUESTIONS?
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bowen: 10 Legal questions small businesses don’t always know to ask:

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY WALK FOR MELANOMA AWARENESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington and Elizabeth Brennan of Low Country Dermatology will lead a melanoma awareness walk on Saturday, May 19th at 3 p.m. at Skidaway Island State Park. Howington and her staff will lead a three-mile hike along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. Registration for the event is $35, which includes the parking fee for the park. Proceeds will benefit the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute in Savannah. For more information, visit https://cityspin.com/savannah/e/melanoma-awareness-walk/


LDSS 9TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host its 9th Annual Night of Champions on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event will recognize differently-abled Savannah area employees who excel in their workplace and their employers. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction and a cash bar, with Jamie Deen and Allyson Harvin serving as the night’s emcees. Business professional attire is requested. Individual tickets are $50, and tables of ten can be reserved for $500 at https://nightofchampions.org/.

BETHESDA ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP GALA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy will host its Fifth Annual Scholarship Gala on Friday, May 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Plantation Club at The Landings. The gala is open to the public, and tickets are $150.00. All proceeds from the gala provide assistance through scholarship funds for Bethesda students who would otherwise be unable to afford tuition. Bob Jepson Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Jepson Associates Inc., will be the keynote speaker. To buy tickets, visit https://app.etapestry.com/cart/BethesdaAcademy/default/item.php?ref=1229.0.185029681

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GEMINI MAN WRAPS PRODUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s latest feature film production, Gemini Man, has wrapped up its shooting schedule. Filming since October 2017, this particular film marks the largest show Savannah has hosted to date. Gemini Man stars Will Smith and Clive Owen and is set to hit theaters in the fall of 2019. The story is an action, sci-fi feature when an over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself. For upcoming Savannah Area Film Office projects, news, and events, visit https://www.savannahfilm.org/

JOB, CAREER OR CALLING? 
(FORBES) Meaningful work is important to almost everyone, regardless of what that work entails. Luckily, research suggests that experiencing your work as a calling instead of “just a job” largely comes down to changing your perspective. Read the full article at

https://www.forbes.com/sites/melodywilding/2018/04/23/do-you-have-a-job-career-or-calling-the-difference-matters/#32d05493632a


PROTECT YOUR DATA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Everyone agrees that protecting sensitive data should be a top priority for organizations and individuals around the world, learn about how you can strengthen your security skills and protect sensitive data from Speros in their Security newsletter. https://www.pii-protect.com/SecurityNewsLetters/view/32?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755 or for more information on Speros visit, www.speros.com

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS WALKATHON AT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In support of Southeastern Guide Dogs, Peacock Automotive hosted a walkathon. The event was kid friendly and had local firefighters and a firetruck for children’s interaction throughout the day. People were encouraged to bring their dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services include breeding and training dogs, on-campus instruction and lifetime follow-up for graduates. They are provided at no cost to students and veterans. In line with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Lions Club was on site with free vision testing for anyone who participated in the walkathon. For more information about the walkathon, visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/savannah. Visit the dealership online at www.peacockusedcars.com or call 843-208-1400.

ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT: 
LOOP IT UP SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) At the first of four presentations during the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Loop It Up Savannah was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for art supplies and food for after-school programs. At the luncheon, Dr. Luke Curtsinger discussed The Blue Zone and how its nine life-guiding principles can promote longevity, well-being and overall happiness. During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will receive a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter received over $3500 from 100+ Women Who Care, an organization dedicated to helping the community find at least 100 or more women to each contribute $100 on a quarterly basis to charities located in the Savannah/Chatham area. To learn more about Park Place Outreach and how it puts donations like these to use, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.

JOB POST: JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah (JLS) seeks to hire a part-time bookkeeper. JLS is a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Additional information about JLS is


PRODUCTS WITH PURPOSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Advertising Specialty Services, established in 1988 by Diana Morrison, recently celebrated 30 great years of service while unveiling a new logo and tag line, “Products with Purpose.” Ad Specialty’s mission to provide brand recognition for businesses, large and small, stays the same as the business strengthens its own brand. The showroom is located at 402 E. Montgomery Cross Road. For more information, visit

Advertising Specialty Services 30th Anniversary with Diana Morrison cutting ribbon


THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING BREAST CANCER
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Susan G. Komen 2018 Race for the Cure exceeded the organization’s fund raising goal of $200,000. The race secured $211,875 in funding to support the mission of saving lives in Coastal Georgia. Donations are still being accepted in person at the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia office, 2250 E. Victory Drive, or online at http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=7079&pg=entry

FELDER & ASSOCIATES BREAKS GROUND
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Pooler Catholic Community has been raising money to build a facility in the Pooler area. Corpus Christi Catholic Mission kicked off the eight-month construction process with a ground blessing and a groundbreaking. The ceremony, led by Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM, Conv. of the Diocese of Savannah, was held at the construction site located at 1745 Benton Blvd. off Pooler Parkway. The $4.2 million project is expected to be complete by early December 2018. Felder & Associates was selected as the lead architect and R. W. Allen was chosen as a commercial general contractor for the project. For more information, visit


JUNKLUGGERS E-WASTE RECYCLING 
AT EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s annual Earth Day Festival was held in Forsyth Park. Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire had a special exhibit where they collected electronic waste, such as computers, televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, small household appliances, and cell phones. The Earth Day Festival also included free workshops, including one from Trevor Hess, the owner of Junkluggers, presenting “Waste to Wealth: How to Use the Three R’s (Reducing, Reusing and Recycling) to Your Advantage.” For more information, visit www.earthdaysavannah.org. To view Cynthia Wright’s interview from the Earth Day event with Trevor Hess, visit https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/1496076253848737/
Trevor Hess, owner of The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire at Earth Day Festival

HUBBARD JOINS HOSPICE SAVANNAH FOUNDATION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah Foundation recently named its officers and directors for 2018-19. Sam Hubbard, founder and managing director, Coastal Capital Management, joins the non-profit board. Hospice Savannah provides services and resources on living with a life limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss. For more information on the non-profit, visit http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180413/newsmakers

FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS IN APRIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon will offer free oral cancer screenings throughout the month at both of her offices. These exams normally cost up to $80. The oral cancer screening is noninvasive and takes less than 10 minutes. By using a VELscope to shine a visible blue light in the mouth, Canfield’s staff will be able to detect suspicious tissue that is abnormal. While the screenings will be free, an appointment is necessary. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/free-oral-cancer-screenings-in-april/

5 SKILLS FOR LAUNCHING YOUR OWN STARTUP

(MASHABLE) No matter how groundbreaking your startup idea is, you won’t be able to get it off the ground if you don’t possess the necessary technical and interpersonal skills. Read more at https://mashable.com/2018/04/23/skills-every-startup-founder-needs-to-have/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#NZfnnOvDLmqt

SCORE’S INFLUENCE IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH,GA) Reality, not theory. An independent annual Client Engagement Survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, has found that, in 2017, the Savannah Chapter of SCORE helped establish 166 new businesses and create 213 new non-owner jobs in the Savannah area. For more information about Savannah SCORE or to schedule a free mentoring session with a Savannah SCORE mentor, please go to https://savannah.score.org.

LEADERSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2018-2019 Leadership Savannah Class are currently being accepted.  This will be a one year class. To apply go to www.leadershipsavannah.org and click on the Apply button.

PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention month, Greenbriar Children’s Center and Park Place Outreach recently planted 120 blue pinwheels in front of the Forsyth Park Band Shell which serves as a visual representation of the freedom that is desired for each child. In addition, Mayor Eddie DeLoach signed a proclamation in honor of the contributions made by these two non-profits toward the prevention of child abuse in Savannah. Learn more about either organization or ways to volunteer at http://www.greenbriarchildrenscenter.org/ and https://parkplaceyes.org/

LDSS ANNOUNCES 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce its 2018 board of directors. Officers include Tom Kenkel, president; Dr. Ben Spitalnick, vice president; Michael Holton, Jr., secretary; Brian Hussey, treasurer; and Candy Bogardus, past president. They are joined on the board by Jason Ambrose, John Bogardus, Jamie Deen, Joe Marchese, Harris Martin, Kristin Nyce, Traci Shreck, and Stephen Greene. LDSS has grown from a group of four families who banded together in April 2006, with a shared experience of having a family member with Down syndrome, to a society that has attracted thousands of parents, children, advocates, community volunteers and corporate supporters. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-2018-board-of-directors/

RAMBAM 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rambam Day School presents the Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk at Kensington Park in Savannah, GA. Event starts at 8am. $35 to Register. To sign up:

DERBY PARTY FOR REED-HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) 2018 Art & Derby Party Friend & Fundraiser for Reed-House, Inc. will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Savannah Botanical Garden. Live Derby coverage, delicious fare provided by Elizabeth’s on 37th, Mint Juleps, plein air artists, auction and much more! Tickets $45 available at https://www.reed-house.org/

THE RIGHT FEEDBACK
(INC) Forget the Year-End Performance Review: This Feedback Technique Is Far More Effective

TEDx SAVANNAH – MAY 11th
(SAVANNAH, GA) Spend a day with us at TEDxSavannah. On May 11, the event is at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center’s Oglethorpe Auditorium. Art, science, history, technology–all are explored by speakers with unusual perspective. Ferry over from downtown or enjoy free parking. Get tickets and learn more at

WOMEN’S NETWORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held on June 1st at EmployAbility in Savannah. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire announce plans for Wine, Women & Shoes on Thursday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Savannah. The evening includes wine tasting, savory hors d’oeuvres, designer shopping, raffles, and more. Proceeds from the event support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. General admission tickets are $75 and may be purchased at  http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/savannah/ 

SAVE THE DATE FOR QUESTFEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) This July, Girl Scouts from around the country will once again travel to historic Savannah for an adventure unlike any other. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is hosting QuestFest, a weekend of fun adventure, challenges and entertainment from July 12-15, in the historic home of Girl Scouting. Last year, there was over 1,000 Girl Scouts in attendance. For more information, visit

SCCPSS STUDENT FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL SELECTS CHARLES BOWEN AS EMCEE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen will emcee the first annual SCCPSS Student Film and Media Festival announced for May 16th at 6 pm at the Yamacraw Center for Performing Arts. This festival will showcase student films from elementary, middle and high school students throughout SCCPSS who won at the state level for the Georgia Student Film and Media Festival. Charles is the founder of The Bowen Law Group, the Savannah Film Alliance, and Southern Gateway Production Services. For more information, contact Mary Ann Rogers Lamberth at maryann.lamberth@sccpss.com and by phone at (912) 682-2651

INTRODUCING SIMBA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Simba is a male Mackerel Tabby who is about 2 years old. He loves people and is getting attention. To view Simba and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-010-simba/


3,000 Lbs. of Electronic Waste Collected for Recycling by Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire at Earth Day Festival

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3,000 Lbs. of Electronic Waste Collected for Recycling by Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire at Earth Day Festival

(SAVANNAH, GA) During Savannah’s annual Earth Day Festival held in Forsyth Park, Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire collected 3,000 lbs. of electronic waste.

This year marks the first year the festival was produced by the Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) sponsored by Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire and the City of Savannah.

Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire had a special exhibit where they collected electronic waste, such as computers, televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, small household appliances, and cell phones. In total, Junkluggers collected 3,000 lbs.

Celebrating the environmentally responsible community living and working in coastal Georgia, this event is the City’s largest environmental outreach event of the year, and one of the largest education events held in conjunction with Earth Day in Georgia.

For more information, visit www.earthdaysavannah.org

Trevor Hess, owner of The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire at Earth Day Festival The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire Earth Day Festival Haul The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire Earth Day Festival Booth Trevor Hess of The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire Earth Day Booth

MORE ABOUT THE JUNKLUGGERS OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, owned by Trevor and Misty Hess, serves as an environmentally friendly junk removal company for Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty counties in coastal Georgia, plus Jasper and Beaufort counties in South Carolina. The company offers same day and next day appointments. Specializing in both residential and commercial clean-outs, Junkluggers accepts everything from furniture to construction debris, including office equipment, heavy machinery and appliances. All luggers are background-checked and professionally trained, and the company is insured with 100 percent property damage protection. The company is committed to partnering with local charities in service to the community as well as providing public education on issues such as recycling, donating and repurposing. For more information, please call 912-712-0227 or visit www.junkluggers.com.

Advertising Specialty Services Celebrates 30 Years in Business and Unveils New Brand

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Advertising Specialty Services Celebrates 30 Years in Business and Unveils New Brand

(SAVANNAH, GA) Advertising Specialty Services celebrated 30 years in business with long term loyal clients and friends. The unveiling and anniversary event took place on April 19 at Advertising Specialty’s showroom on 402 East Montgomery Crossroads in Savannah, Georgia.

Advertising Specialty Services 30th Anniversary with Diana Morrison cutting ribbon

Established in 1988, Advertising Specialty Services was founded by Diana Morrison and has been a dream come true to support businesses of all sizes with brand recognition.

“We felt that our old logo and tag line “Service is more than part of our Name” had supported us well for 30 years and it was time for a change. Our new brand is so exciting, it brings a fresh new look to Ad Specialty, it states what we do clearly and brings to focus that our products have purpose” said President, CEO and founder, Diana Morrison.

The new brand can be seen here: adspecialtyservices.com

ABOUT ADVERTISING SPECIALTY SERVICES
Advertising Specialty Services offers over 1 million products that brand and offer long term visibility for companies and organization all over the world.
Promotional Products are targeted long exposure advertising products that amplify an organizations visibility. They can be reached at (912) 920-4901

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 Encourage Health Grant to Loop It Up Savannah

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Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 Encourage Health Grant to Loop It Up Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) At the first of four presentations during the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Loop It Up Savannah was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for art supplies and food for after-school programs.

Loop It Up Savannah is a community non-profit that each year brings creative art workshops to more than 5,000 kids. They serve a healthy snack and dinner to 30-40 children with after-school programs at the Yamacraw Community Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presents check to Loop It Up Savannah

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presents check to Loop It Up Savannah

At the luncheon, Dr. Luke Curtsinger discussed The Blue Zone and how its nine life-guiding principles can promote longevity, well-being and overall happiness.

Curtsinger, a plastic surgeon who practices with Savannah Plastic Surgery, has performed more than 20,000 operations and is president-elect of the Georgia Medical Society.

The 2018 Encourage Health Education Series will feature four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who will share insights on nutrition and fitness, plus general tips for healthy living. A healthy lunch is provided. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required on Healthy Savannah’s website.

During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will receive a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education.

This marks the fifth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine.

To RSVP for the lectures, visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 stores as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

Adoption Bill Endangers Georgia’s Economy and Reputation

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Adoption Bill Endangers Georgia’s Economy and Reputation

By: Charles Bowen, Esq.

In a clear effort to legalize discrimination against the gay community, the Georgia Senate recently passed a bill authorizing taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to refuse to provide any service that violates their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

This bill was thankfully rejected.

The entertainment industry is thriving in Georgia, generating $9.5 billion in 2017. History has shown that legalizing discrimination can instantly destroy this progress.

In 2016, North Carolina passed the infamous “bathroom bill.” The fallout was immediate. The state lost $4 billion in revenue as major businesses pulled out of the state, film and television shows relocated, musical artists canceled concerts, and the NBA and NCAA withdrew sporting events.

In Georgia, numerous businesses and individuals have already publicly stated that they would stop doing business in Georgia passed any similar law legalizing discrimination.

Writer and producer Ben Wexler, the showrunner on “The Grinder” and “Arrested Development,” made his feelings about the adoption bill clear on Twitter: “To my fellow showrunners: if this dumb bill becomes law, let’s be done filming television shows in Georgia.”

Alyssa Milano, who is filming the Netflix series “Insatiable” in Atlanta, agreed. “If it does pass the House of Representatives and if the Governor signs the bill, I think the film and entertainment industry will take a strong stand and will pack up and leave the state of Georgia,” Milano said. “There is just no tolerance for discrimination of any kind.”

Such discriminatory laws are also flagrantly unconstitutional. We are all constitutionally entitled to equal protection under the law. And while we also enjoy freedom of religion, personal religious beliefs may not be used to justify actions that are illegal or harmful to others. If you refuse to pay your taxes, stating that you did not pay because of your religion is not going to help.

If Georgia were to allow public adoption agencies to refuse adoptions based on religious beliefs, for example, nothing would require them to stop with gay couples. The same law could be used to discriminate against single parents, divorced men and women, unwed couples or individuals of different races or faiths, including Christianity.

Regardless of the rhetoric emanating from a few clock stoppers in the legislature who were pandering for votes, denying even one single child a parent who wants to love and support that child unconditionally is indefensible and immortal. We must remain vigilant that Georgia remains a state that is welcoming to all.

Attorney Charles Bowen, Founder of The Savannah Film Alliance and Southern Gateway Production Services

Attorney Charles Bowen, Founder of The Savannah Film Alliance and Southern Gateway Production Services

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTION SERVICES
Entertainment attorney Charles Bowen founded Southern Gateway Production Services with the mission to ensure a seamless experience for out-of-town producers by providing connections with local crew, vendors and service providers. Southern Gateway Production Services is a signatory to all IATSE National Term Agreements. Bowen is recognized within the Savannah film community for his formation of the Savannah Film Alliance in 2015. As the founder of The Bowen Law Group, he has also developed a reputation as one of Savannah’s most experienced attorneys in entertainment law. Southern Gateway Production Services is located at 7 East Congress St, Suite 1001. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050.

CONTACT
Charles J. Bowen
Southern Gateway Production Services
912-544-2050
cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com
thebowenlawgroup.com

Cecilia Russo Turner honored at Youth Heroes Award Breakfast

American Red Cross Honors Cecilia Russo Turner at Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast

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American Red Cross Honors Cecilia Russo Turner at Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast

Esther Sheppard, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia hosted its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. in downtown Savannah.

This event recognized local students who are giving back to their communities by volunteering at school and for religious organizations, various non-profits, camps and more. It also honored Cecilia Russo Turner for her volunteer work in the community, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy.

Honorees at the 2018 Red Cross Youth Heroes Award Breakfast

“We hold this event each year to recognize outstanding youth for their commitment to improving our communities through volunteer service and to help increase awareness of the difference a commitment to service and compassion makes in the lives of our neighbors in need,” said Esther Sheppard, the agency’s executive director. “We know their potential is boundless. Therefore, we also honor a community mentor of the year to inspire and encourage them in their work.”

Cecilia Russo Turner Honored at Red Cross Youth Heroes Award Breakfast

Cecilia Russo Turner Honored at Red Cross Youth Heroes Award Breakfast

Turner, this year’s community honoree, was CEO of Cecilia Russo Marketing. During her 23-year career, she has managed and participated in philanthropic activities that have raised millions of dollars for nonprofit charities and civic improvements in Savannah and the Lowcountry. Turner also was one of the creators of the Youth Heroes event.

(Left to Right) Esther Sheppard, Cecilia Russo Turner, and Cliff McCurry

 

(Left to Right) Josh Hildebrandt from the Georgia Secretary of State and Esther Sheppard

“Five years ago, I could not have imagined this idea would take hold, take shape and grow to be embraced the way it has by both this organization and the community it serves,” said Turner. “Professionally, my mentor is Cliff McCurry, who was, incidentally, the first recipient of this award. He and the other recipients have mentored untold numbers of young people, and each knows the power of hard work and rising above doubt, adversity and rejection.”

In addition to McCurry, who is a managing trustee at the University of Georgia Foundation; previous honorees are Cathy Hill, who recently retired as a senior executive with Georgia Power; Celia Dunn, owner of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty; and former Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson.

Students in the sixth through twelfth grades who were recognized are enrolled public or private schools or are home-school students in the 2017-2018 school year. They each had at least 30 recorded and verified volunteer activities addressing community needs within southeast and coastal Georgia.

Youth Honorees at 2018 Red Cross Youth Heroes Award Breakfast

The public were invited to support the Youth Heroes Breakfast and contribute to the American Red Cross through tax-deductible gifts that ranged from purchasing individual tickets or corporate-level packages to making donations to recognize the honorees.

“Contributions make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors in need when a disaster affects their lives,” said Sheppard. “We hope that, like these volunteers, members of the community will answer the call to help by supporting this organization and this event.”

For additional information, to buy individual tickets or to sponsor a table, email esther.sheppard@redcross.org or call 912-651-5349.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF SOUTHEAST AND COASTAL GEORGIA
The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia was established on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1917, and has served the community for more than one hundred years, now providing services in 17 southeast Georgia counties. Volunteers constitute 96 percent of the workforce, serving as members of the board, instructors teaching lifesaving skills, disaster action team members, office administrators and event organizers. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/southeastgeorgia or call 912-651-5300 or 800-733-6767.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO TURNER
Cecilia Russo, of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, is a marketing professional with a proven record among Savannah’s top-tier non-profit and for-profit organizations, businesses and corporations in the areas of fund development, marketing, public relations and event planning. As a native Savannahian, Cecilia’s knowledge and experience give her unique insights into channeling the efforts of volunteers and constituents into effective, mission-driven public relations activities that translate into measurable results. She was voted one of Savannah’s “40 Business Leaders Under 40” by the Savannah Business Report and Journal in 2005. For more information, visit online at https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com or call 912-665-0005.

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cecilia Russo Turner
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
info@crussomarketing.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 23, 2018

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Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire



LDSS 9TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host its 9th Annual Night of Champions on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event will recognize differently-abled Savannah area employees who excel in their workplace and their employers. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction and a cash bar, with Jamie Deen and Allyson Harvin serving as the night’s emcees. Business professional attire is requested. Individual tickets are $50, and tables of ten can be reserved for $500 at https://nightofchampions.org/.

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS WALKATHON 
AT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In support of Southeastern Guide Dogs, Peacock Automotive is hosted a walkathon. The event was kid friendly and will have local firefighters and a fire truck for children’s interaction throughout the day. People were encouraged to bring their dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services include breeding and training dogs, on-campus instruction and lifetime follow-up for graduates. They’re provided at no cost to students and veterans. In line with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Lions Club was on site with free vision testing for anyone who is participating in the walkathon. For more information about the walkathon, visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/savannah. Visit the dealership online at www.peacockusedcars.com or call 843-208-1400.

GROUND BLESSING CEREMONY 
FOR CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) A group of Catholic faithful in the Pooler area, the Pooler Catholic Community, has been raising money to build a facility in the Pooler area. Corpus Christi Catholic Mission kicked off the eight-month construction process with a ground blessing and a groundbreaking. The ceremony, led by Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM, Conv. of the Diocese of Savannah, was held at the construction site located at 1745 Benton Blvd. off Pooler Parkway. The $4.2 million project is expected to be complete by early December 2018. Felder & Associates was selected as the lead architect and R. W. Allen was chosen as a commercial general contractor for the project. For more information, visit http://www.poolercatholiccommunity.org/home.html

or www.felderassociates.net


AMERICAN RED CROSS HONORS CECILIA RUSSO TURNER
(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia hosted its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. in downtown Savannah. This event recognized local students who are giving back to their communities by volunteering at school and for religious organizations, various non-profits, camps and more. It also honored Cecilia Russo Turner for her volunteer work in the community, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy. Learn more at http://www.wtoc.com/clip/14289392/american-red-cross-honors-youth-heroes

JUNKLUGGERS E-WASTE RECYCLING 
AT EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s annual Earth Day Festival was held in Forsyth Park. Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire had a special exhibit where they collected electronic waste, such as computers, televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, small household appliances, and cell phones. The Earth Day Festival also included free workshops, including one from Trevor Hess, the owner of Junkluggers, presenting “Waste to Wealth: How to Use the Three R’s (Reducing, Reusing and Recycling) to Your Advantage.” For more information, visit www.earthdaysavannah.org

ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT PRESENTED 
TO LOOP IT UP SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) At the first of four presentations during the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Loop It Up Savannah was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for art supplies and food for after-school programs. At the luncheon, Dr. Luke Curtsinger discussed The Blue Zone and how its nine life-guiding principles can promote longevity, well-being and overall happiness. During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will receive a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

HAPPY SCHOOLS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) You are invited to an evening of Indian culture, cuisine and music, and to hear about the new Happy Schools Foundation, founded by local Rotarians with a mission to drastically improve the lives of children in need in government schools in India. Learn how to make a difference on Tuesday, April 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm at 7 Country Club Drive, Savannah 31410 (Whitemarsh Island, home of John Neely). Suggested Contribution: $30/person. For more information, please visit http://www.jimbruce.org/District6920/Donations/donation.php or call John Neely at 912-657-1778.

INC.’S FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES
(INC MAGAZINE) Apply for the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America. https://www.inc.com/apply?cid=hmsub3

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has received a donation of $3553.59 from 100+ Women Who Care, an organization dedicated to helping our community by finding at least 100 or more women to each contribute $100 on a quarterly basis to charities located in the Savannah/Chatham area. To learn more about Park Place Outreach and how it puts donations like these to use, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.

WORKSHOP BY DEWITT TILTON GROUP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group will host a luncheon workshop on May 3 at the Savannah Golf Club for a presentation on “From Buying the Dirt to Obtaining the Permit: The Critical Steps to Starting a Commercial Construction Project.” The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is intended for realtors, business owners, individuals in commercial construction and anyone with an interest in the field. Space is limited. For more information on the luncheon or on commercial construction, call (912) 777-3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/.

HUBBARD JOINS HOSPICE SAVANNAH FOUNDATION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah Foundation recently named its officers and directors for 2018-19. Sam Hubbard, founder and managing director, Coastal Capital Management, joins the non-profit board. Hospice Savannah provides services and resources on living with a life limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss. For more information on the non-profit, visit http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180413/newsmakers

FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS IN APRIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon will offer free oral cancer screenings throughout the month at both of her offices. These exams normally cost up to $80. The oral cancer screening is noninvasive and takes less than 10 minutes. By using a VELscope to shine a visible blue light in the mouth, Canfield’s staff will be able to detect suspicious tissue that is abnormal. While the screenings will be free, an appointment is necessary. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/free-oral-cancer-screenings-in-april/

ENMARKET ASSUMES OPERATIONS OF 34 E-Z SHOP STORES IN S.C.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket has assumed operations of 34 E-Z Shop convenience stores located throughout South Carolina. The Savannah-based company recently bought the stores from Brabham Oil Company, Inc., based in Bamberg, S.C. The purchase includes Brabham Oil’s wholesale fuel distribution company as well as eleven Subway franchises. It marks the second major purchase in recent months that, together, have doubled Enmarket’s store count. For more information, visit www.enmarket.com

HOW FACEBOOK LIVE CAN GROW YOUR BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Is your business using Facebook Live? The social tool offers big marketing opportunities for large and small companies alike! Join us THIS Wednesday, April 25, at noon for our April session of Open for Business where we will be discussing a full guide to Facebook Live. Read the article beforehand and join the conversation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/602993156706721/

SCORE’S INFLUENCE IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH,GA) Reality, not theory. An independent annual Client Engagement Survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, has found that, in 2017, the Savannah Chapter of SCORE helped establish 166 new businesses and create 213 new non-owner jobs in the Savannah area. For more information about Savannah SCORE or to schedule a free mentoring session with a Savannah SCORE mentor, please go to https://savannah.score.org.

LEADERSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2018-2019 Leadership Savannah Class are currently being accepted.  This will be a one year class. To apply go to www.leadershipsavannah.org and click on the Apply button.

NEW MEMBERS TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH’S STREET OUTREACH TEAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has added two team members to its Street Outreach program, Jamal Choice and Pamela Franklin. The Street Outreach Program (SOP) finds and offers assistance to Chatham Country’s runaways, homeless and street youth. Choice and Franklin will coordinate with local agencies and programs to meet the needs of these teens and young adults, as well as advocate for them in the surrounding community. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/new-members-named-to-park-place-outreachs-street-outreach-team/

AMAZON BOOK REVIEWS 
(INC MAGAZINE) The Most-Highlighted Book on Amazon Is 11 Years Old and Was Rejected by 27 Publishers: https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/the-most-highlighted-book-on-amazon-is-11-years-old-was-rejected-by-27-publishers-heres-what-its-author-says-now.html

PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention month, Greenbriar Children’s Center and Park Place Outreach recently planted 120 blue pinwheels in front of the Forsyth Park Band Shell which serves as a visual representation of the freedom that is desired for each child. In addition, Mayor Eddie DeLoach signed a proclamation in honor of the contributions made by these two non-profits toward the prevention of child abuse in Savannah. Learn more about either organization or ways to volunteer at http://www.greenbriarchildrenscenter.org/ and https://parkplaceyes.org/

LDSS ANNOUNCES 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce its 2018 board of directors. Officers include Tom Kenkel, president; Dr. Ben Spitalnick, vice president; Michael Holton, Jr., secretary; Brian Hussey, treasurer; and Candy Bogardus, past president. They are joined on the board by Jason Ambrose, John Bogardus, Jamie Deen, Joe Marchese, Harris Martin, Kristin Nyce, Traci Shreck, and Stephen Greene. LDSS has grown from a group of four families who banded together in April 2006, with a shared experience of having a family member with Down syndrome, to a society that has attracted thousands of parents, children, advocates, community volunteers and corporate supporters. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-2018-board-of-directors/

HISTORIC DISTRICT STATUS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Contrary to some recent news coverage, the National Park Service has confirmed that Savannah is not in danger of losing its National Historic Landmark status. Read City Manager Rob Hernandez’s editorial in the Savannah Morning News which clarifies the omissions, weaknesses of and exaggerations about the report at http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180406/savannah-city-manager-column-historic-district-assessment-insult. The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce encourages its members to share their input on the study to the National Park Service at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?documentID=86899 by June 30, 2018.

RAMBAM 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rambam Day School presents the Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk at Kensington Park in Savannah, GA. Event starts at 8am. $35 to Register. To sign up:

LSEGA SESSION 4: BULLOCH COUNTY
(BULLOCH COUNTY) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held its fourth of five sessions, focusing on educational and workforce factors that impact the region. The session, held in Bulloch County, also addressed agritourism and its impact on the local economy. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

TEDx SAVANNAH – MAY 11th
(SAVANNAH, GA) Spend a day with us at TEDxSavannah. On May 11, the event is at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center’s Oglethorpe Auditorium. Art, science, history, technology–all are explored by speakers with unusual perspective. Ferry over from downtown or enjoy free parking. Get tickets and learn more at

SCCPSS STUDENT FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL SELECTS CHARLES BOWEN AS EMCEE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen will emcee the first annual SCCPSS Student Film and Media Festival announced for May 16th at 6 pm at the Yamacraw Center for Performing Arts. This festival will showcase student films from elementary, middle and high school students throughout SCCPSS who won at the state level for the Georgia Student Film and Media Festival. Charles is the founder of The Bowen Law Group, the Savannah Film Alliance, and Southern Gateway Production Services. For more information, contact Mary Ann Rogers Lamberth at maryann.lamberth@sccpss.com and by phone at (912) 682-2651

WOMEN’S NETWORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held on June 1st at EmployAbility in Savannah. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at

SUMMER 500 PROGRAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Returning for the third year this summer is Savannah Mayor Eddie Deloach’s student intern program, Summer 500. Students will begin the program with a week of career skills training on Monday, June 4 and be ready to work June 11. Learn more at http://www.savannahga.gov/1856/Summer-500-Businesses

DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) All rising 10th or 11th grade girls in Chatham, Liberty, Bryan or Effingham Counties are invited to apply for the 2018-2019 Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. The sessions will be held June 11-15, 2018.  Two additional sessions will be held during the 2018-2019 school year. Through interactive workshops & field trips, students will learn the skills you need to become successful in their personal & professional lives. Applications are in all school counselors’ offices NOW.For more info., call 912-721-7388.

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire announce plans for Wine, Women & Shoes on Thursday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Savannah. The evening includes wine tasting, savory hors d’oeuvres, designer shopping, raffles, and more. Proceeds from the event support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. General admission tickets are $75 and may be purchased at  http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/savannah/ 

SAVE THE DATE: GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA TO HOLD SECOND EPIC SUMMER QUEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) This July, Girl Scouts from around the country will once again travel to historic Savannah for an adventure unlike any other. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is hosting QuestFest, a weekend of fun adventure, challenges and entertainment from July 12-15, in the historic home of Girl Scouting. Last year, there was over 1,000 Girl Scouts in attendance. For more information, visit

GIRL SCOUTS HIGH AWARDS CEREMONY

(GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA) High Awards Ceremony will be held on May 6, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please RSVP for either the AugustaAlbanyMacon,  ColumbusSavannah, or Athens location. There is limited space in some areas, so to avoid duplicate registrations, please confirm whether your troop leader has registered your girl before making your reservation.

SIMON SEEKS FOREVER HOME

(SAVANNAH, GA) Simon is a male akita mix who is about 1.5 years old. He seems to always have a smile on his face and loves life. Simon is great with kids and other dogs. TO view Simon and any other pet available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-140-simon/


New Members Named to Park Place Outreach’s Street Outreach Team

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New Members Named to Park Place Outreach’s Street Outreach Team

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has added two team members to its Street Outreach Program, Jamal Choice and Pamela Franklin.

The Street Outreach Program (SOP) finds and offers assistance to Chatham Country’s runaways, homeless and street youth. Choice and Franklin will coordinate with local agencies and programs to meet the needs of these teens and young adults, as well as advocate for them in the surrounding community.

The SOP has received funding intermittently since 1997, but Park Place Outreach recently received a three-year annual grant of $121,654 to re-fund the program, which serves teens and young adults up to age 21 through counseling and a drop-in center.

Choice, who is working toward a master’s degree in epidemiology from Georgia Southern University, is also involved with Collegiate 100 Men of America, Habitat For Humanity, NAACP, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the National Pan-Hellenic Council in addition to running his own barbecue business “The Firepit.”

“I have mentored youth for the past seven years and am really excited to continue pursuing my passion for working with kids through Park Place Outreach,” said Choice.

Franklin, who is pursuing a major in child and family development from Georgia Southern, will serve as the promoting safe and stable family case manager for Park Place.

“I am thrilled that Park Place Outreach has given me the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young at-risk youth,” Franklin said.

Jamal Choice, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter's Street Team

Jamal Choice, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter’s Street Team

 

Pamela Franklin, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter's Street Team

Pamela Franklin, New Hire to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter’s Street Team

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 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 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 more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.

CONTACT
Jamal Choice
jamal@parkplaceyes.org
912-234-4048

Pamela Franklin
pamelaf@parkplaceyes.org
912-234-4048

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Marjorie Young
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912-844-9990