Category Archives: Community Outreach

Ameris Bank’s Bill Stern Honored with Israel Bonds Star of David Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ameris Bancorp Director and Ameris Bank – SC Community Board Member Bill Stern was recently given the Israel Bonds Star of David Award. Stern, along with his wife Linda, was recognized at the 2016 Israel Bonds of Columbia Community Reception on May 31st, which honored friends and supporters of the Jewish Community.…
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Salvation Army providing free summer day camps for children

[caption id="attachment_3490" align="alignleft" width="300"] Children enjoy making a craft at The Salvation Army's Summer Day Camp.[/caption] Educational, character, and team building activities, wacky writing, water sports, and even corn hole are several of the goings-on scheduled for Children’s Free Summer Day Camp at The Salvation Army of the Midlands’ Center for Worship and Service (3024…
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Resource Realty Group Announces Partnership to Battle Human Trafficking

Columbia, SC 6.10.2016 -- Dustin Johns with Resource Realty Group announces a partnership with Fannie's House, providing safe housing locations throughout South Carolina. These locations will support the housing needs for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. Beginning in July, 2016 the first property will be established in Columbia followed by housing locations to…
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Law Enforcement Officers Rappel Building to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank

Columbia, S.C. – Every day law enforcement officers protect our citizens and advocate to help the less fortunate. Now, a special team of officers and supporters is going to rappel 326 feet down The Hub on Main Street to bring awareness to people facing hunger. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews,…
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Summit to Teach Improving Relationships between Law Enforcement and Communities

(RICHLAND PIO) – Strengthening positive relationships between law enforcement agencies and the youth and communities they protect is the focus of an upcoming two-day seminar in Richland County. Moving Forward Together: A National Summit of Schools, Communities & Law Enforcement takes place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6-7 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The…
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Richland County Sheriff’s Department to host ‘CAMP LOTT’ again this summer

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott believes that many of our youth, that are experiencing at-risk behavior, simply need intervention and support. The Sheriff has made it his goal to provide every possible diversionary program and resource; making sure that our troubled kids (and their families) receive the assistance necessary to be successful in life and…
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Community Development to Hold Start Fresh Financial Education Series

Come learn how to enjoy your summer without breaking the bank at Community Development’s Start Fresh! Financial Education Series. Find out ways to jumpstart a summer vacation fund, easy techniques to save and enjoy the summer the smart way! During the series participants will also learn the importance of banking, budgeting, saving, building credit and…
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Carolina Cougarz ABA team announces community partners

        COLUMBIA,SC.  The  Carolina Cougarz ,of the American Basketball Association today announced it SPECIAL NIGHTS program for the upcoming season that begins in October. "This year, we will recognize 40 different communities organizations at our ten home games," stated Cougarz CEO Allen Franklin, "Our Goal is to bring awareness and revenue to these 40 organizations…
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First SC Legislative Food Drive May 25

Join the SC General Assembly, the SC Retail Association, and the SC Food Bank Association in the fight to end hunger in South Carolina by participating in a food drive at the South Carolina State House. Help legislative leadership build awareness of the enormous need in our state. In South Carolina, 1 in 4 children…
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Senior volunteers provide hands-on help to art program for veterans

COLUMBIA, SC – May 10, 2016 – The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program  (RSVP) of the Midlands is excited to announce a partnership with Creative Journey, an art outreach program for veterans sponsored by the City of Columbia Art Center. In its fourth year, Creative Journey provides veterans an opportunity to take monthly pottery or…
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