COMMUNITY HEADLINES – OCTOBER 5, 2020

By October 5, 2020Local NewsWIRE
WALKING SCHOOL BUS
(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Armand Turner of Healthy Savannah explains why he and law enforcement officials are walking various routes to local schools now to ensure a safe and barrier-free experience for children who walk to school when in-classroom learning resumes.
NEW HIRE
(SAVANNAH,GA) Park Place Outreach hires Kylie Carrico as their new AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). Carrico’s duties revolve around marketing and donor relations for Park Place Outreach, including social media and webpage management, grant writing, event planning, and public relations for the organization.
PODCAST
(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) A 43-minute podcast link on “Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety During COVID”. The Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series is in partnership with Healthy Savannah, media sponsor, the Savannah Morning News; and community partners, City of Savannah, Gulfstream, and Clover Health. https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20201001/watch-enmarket-encourage-health-panel-on-rsquotips-to-reduce-stress-and-anxiety-during-covidrsquo
SPECIAL VISIT TO AD SPECIALTY
(WJCL) The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Jovita Carranza, visited Savannah and stopped by small businesses that received federal help during the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.wjcl.com/article/sba-administrator-visits-savannah-small-businesses-that-received-ppp-loan/34187740
STEP UP SAVANNAH RECEIVES $3,000 DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham Parkway Toyota recently donated $3,000 to Step Up Savannah. The funds will go towards general operations needs for Step Up Savannah’s programs. https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news/nonprofits/sept-28—-step-up-savannah-receives-3-000-donation-from-chatham-parkway-toyota/article_b345f2f8-01aa-11eb-a818-0f5ca513d535.html
SAVANNAH CENTER FOR THE BLIND AND LOW VISION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Pave the Way to Independence by purchasing your personalized brick online to support promote independence with dignity and confidence for those who are blind or visually impaired. The Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision is Southeast Georgia’s only fully accredited community facility providing visual rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. https://www.thatsmybrick.com/savannahcblv
UNION MISSION RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL PAPER GRANT
(SAVANNAH TRIBUNE) Union Mission has been awarded a $13,500 grant from International Paper’s Savannah Mill and the International Paper Foundation. Funds will support Union Mission’s Emergency Services Programs which include Magdalene House, a 20-bed emergency shelter for homeless women and their children, and Grace House, a 32-bed emergency shelter for homeless men.https://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/union-mission-receives-international-paper-foundation-grant-3/
BIZ PITCH SCORE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Have a Great Business Idea? Want a Chance to Win Over $10,000 in Cash and Services To Help You Get Started? The deadline is Monday, October 5 at midnight. http://bizpitchsavannah.com/
(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are looking for affordable, equitable housing that can accommodate you and your family, consider visiting the H.E.R.O (Health Effective Resource Organizations) Database to find the assistance you need. This online health and social services resource for Savannah-Chatham county residents 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.
CHEFS’ TABLE 2020 – THE GREAT UNEVENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia to host the Great UnEvent to benefit Kids Cafe, October 6th at 8:00 p.m. on https://www.facebook.com/Help.End.Hunger.Ga/
Online Auction Page – https://bit.ly/33fv07c
SOUTHERN SPOTLIGHT – FIGHT THE WAR WITHIN
(MIA MANCE) Fight the War Within in the time of COVID19 has formed to super-serve veterans who are struggling with their mental health and suicidal thoughts, hear from Miranda Briggs who lost her veteran husband, SPC Garret Briggs, to suicide. Miranda and other dynamic community leaders have come together to protect those who have given us their all. Join the upcoming Car, Jeep and Bike show on October 10th to support this amazing work.
UNION MISSION PARTNERS WITH SAFE SHELTER FOR ZOOM SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Union Mission will host a 30-minute informational ZOOM series from 11:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, with Cheryl Branch, SAFE Shelter’s executive director. The monthly informational series is intended to feature topics that impact homelessness. Union Mission will highlight the connection between domestic violence and homelessness in our community during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Registration is not required, a zoom link will be available at www.unionmission.org.
MONDAY MARKETING WITH MARJORIE: TOPIC: SIGNATURE LOOK
(REPUTATION MATRIX™) On the last Monday of each month, public relations professional Marjorie Young holds a free online marketing support group for small businesses and non-profits. The next session is scheduled for 8:00 PM EST on Monday, October 26, 2020. To receive an email with the Zoom link please click here: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/JZgxZJM/MARJORIEYOUNG
STATE OF THE PORT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Registration is open for the State of the Port event, to be held at 11:00 a.m. on October 22, 2020. The event is FREE and virtual this year. Registration is available at: https://gaports.com/events/registration/?utm_campaign=Register%20Now%21%20For%20the%202020%20Virtual%20State%20of%20the%20Port&utm_medium=email&utm_source=SOP%202020%20-%20Charting%20the%20Course%209-18-2020
MR. MARSHMALLOW NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) Marshmallow is a sweetie who loves attention. When you think you’re done petting him, he’ll lick your hand and pull it back with is paw for more. This gorgeous guy gets along with the other cats, and we think he would make a great addition to any family.
HOW TO USE USER GENERATED CONTENT ON INSTAGRAM
Instagram marketing expert Jenn Herman explains how to share User Generated Content (UGC) in your marketing on Instagram.
How to Use User Generated Content on Instagram
SIGN UP TO GET SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES™ FREE
(SAVANNAH, GA) To receive SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES™ each Monday morning, please sign up here for free: SIGN UP HERE.