COMMUNITY HEADLINES – JANUARY 11, 2021

By January 11, 2021Local NewsWIRE
NEARLY 9,000 PEOPLE GET HELP THROUGH HEROHELPME.COM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Nearly 9,000 people across the Savannah area have found the help they need during the pandemic through HeroHelpMe.com. The database was launched in January 2020 by the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information & Resource Center through grant funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program to the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah. Its purpose is to empower residents with access to a one-stop, all-inclusive resource of agencies and programs.
Hero Help Me
ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH LECTURE SERIES EXPLORES HEALTHY WALKING ROUTES
(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) The Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, in partnership with Healthy Savannah, streamed its latest broadcast on January 7 with “Activity-Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations” with speaker Armand Turner, Healthy Savannah / YMCA of Coastal Georgia Physical Activity Program Manager. The third entry of the series will be April 1, featuring Dr. Nandi A Marshall, assistant professor of Health Sciences with Georgia Southern University who will speak on “Breaking the Breastfeeding Barriers,” which highlights the health benefits for breastfed infants and breastfeeding mothers, and how businesses can help eliminate the barriers that exist for many breastfeeding mothers and children.
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION
(CENTERPARC.BALANCEPRO.ORG) Every December you are bombarded with suggestions (some subtle, some not-so-much) for items to buy for the holidays. But what about items to buy AFTER the holidays? Here is a list of clever things to purchase in January when the holiday bustle dies down.

PODCAST
(PODBEAN) Podcast of Savannah Community Headlines, January 4th, 2021. Interview about sustainability in the Savannah area. https://carriagetradepr.podbean.com/e/watercooler-january-4-2021-interview-on-enmarket-encourage-health-series/.
HEALTHY MOMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) In this week’s Healthy Moment video, host Frandasia Williams speaks with partners of the Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health or REACH grant, Dr. Nandi Marshall, an associate professor and Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, and Shawntay Gadson, owner of Glow Lactation Services & More as they address barriers to breastfeeding among Black and African American women.
HEALTHY MOMENT WITH Nandi Marshall and Shawntay Gadson
COLONIAL GROUP’S SAVANNAH YACHT CENTER ACCLAIMED AS INDUSTRY’S FIRST CHOICE
(SUPERYACHTTIMES.COM) SuperYacht Times investigates how the Savannah Yacht Center has earned its reputation as the industry’s first choice on the East Coast for superyachts. Strategically located near the deep water of the North Atlantic Ocean, the subsidiary company of the Colonial Group, Inc., was designed to offer high-class services to some of the world’s most well-known yachts. https://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/best-yacht-refit-yard-on-east-coast
VACCINES
(WSAV) The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) wrote a letter to the Georgia Department of Public Health, requesting that officials consider people with Down syndrome when prioritizing who would receive the COVID-19 vaccine first. President of the NDSS’s Lowcountry chapter John Bogardus and other advocates argue people with Down syndrome are at a higher risk of death from COVID-19 due to complex medical conditions and comorbidities that exist in this population.
MIA TALKS
(SOUTHERN SPOTLIGHT / G100) Southern Spotlight including discussing coastal climate change with Senator Whitehouse, the Latinx vote, Black Women Breastfeeding photobook project and supporting the United Way of the Low Country.
LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME ANNOUNCES
(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Volunteers are needed for the 6th Annual Night to Shine Event, which will be held virtually this year on February 12 at First Baptist Richmond Hill. Volunteers will meet on January 31 for NTS Volunteer Prayer Night, assist with the Shine-Thru outdoor drive-thru celebration, and help with the Night to Shine Virtual Prom experience. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and up, and is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. https://fbcrichmondhill.wufoo.com/forms/z1b6paqw1am6gdx/
MR. WAKKO NEEDS A HOME
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Wakko is a real Southern Gentleman; super polite, full of charm, and gets along with everyone he meets. He loves other cats, and does not shy away from dogs. He loves to run and play in the cat tree and especially loves playing with the tail of his toy mouse and adores his little “brother” Roscoe. http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2020-c-118-wakko/
FINDING SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT IDEAS: A PROVEN SYSTEM
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Social video expert Matt Johnston shares a repeatable system you can use to develop a pipeline of content ideas that never ends. You’ll learn how to combine your buyer persona and a lifestyle map with search to develop numerous topics your audiences will be interested in.
Finding Social Media Content Ideas: A Proven System
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