Category Archives: Community Outreach

Joe Strong Bocce Bash to benefit Special Olympics of South Carolina

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott would like to invite all citizens to be a part of an incredible day of fun and fellowship supporting Special Olympic Athletes South Carolina. The Sheriff stated that the Bocce Tournament has been named in honor of Captain Joseph Pellicci, who passed away at the young age of 53 after…
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Volunteers sought for Civil War site cleanups April 1

(Washington, D.C.) –This spring, South Carolina volunteers will team up with the Civil War Trust to aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, a nationwide effort that includes more than 130 historic sites in 30 states. Thousands of volunteers across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates…
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Columbia Mayor Benjamin receives Deborah Boward Leadership Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 21, 2017) – Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has been named the recipient of the 2016 Deborah Boward Leadership award. “It is an honor to receive this award from Senior Resources,” said Mayor Benjamin. “Our senior neighbors add incredible value to our community in their leadership and service; it is up to us…
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Dominion employee group donates $500 to Junior League of Columbia

Columbia, SC – The Dominion Women’s Employee Resource Group, “We3”, donated $500 to the Junior League of Columbia (JLC), to support JLC’s mission of aiding children and families in the midlands. “We are grateful to receive Dominion’s donation,” said Jennifer Robinson, President of the Junior League of Columbia. “The support of community partners like Dominion…
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Savannah River Site employees exceed fundraising goal

AIKEN, S.C. (Feb. 10, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Savannah River Site (SRS) presented a check to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) on January 30 in the amount of $131,403.28, exceeding the campaign goal by more than $11,000. The CFC is the annual workplace giving…
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Annual Cookout for Kids at Epworth Children’s Home April 8

[caption id="attachment_7906" align="alignleft" width="400"] Balloon Art by Lila Manuel[/caption] The Epworth Alumni Association is proud to announce its 9th annual Cook-Out for Kids to be held at Epworth Children’s Home on April 8, 2017. All proceeds go directly to Epworth Children’s Home. The Cookout for Kids is an alumni event supporting Epworth Children’s Home and…
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2nd annual All Access Columbia Conference on March 4

The City of Columbia Community Development Department will host their 2nd annual All Access Columbia Conference. All Access Columbia is a workshop that gives citizens information about financial education, homeownership, neighborhood leadership, and home maintenance. All Access Columbia is a premier workshop for the entire family. Citizens can build relationships with local banks, financial institutions,…
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Columbia ‘Hoop it Up’ Blood Drive is Feb. 24

COLUMBIA, S.C.  — The city of Columbia and Mayor Steve Benjamin are once again teaming up with the American Red Cross in hopes of saving thousands of lives at the annual ‘Hoop It Up’ Blood Drive. The community is invited to join a lifesaving team at the blood drive on Friday, Feb. 24 from 7…
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Savannah River Remediation donation to support rural workforce development

[caption id="attachment_7779" align="alignleft" width="300"] From left, Savannah River Remediation President and Project Manager Tom Foster presents a $5,000 donation to Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance (SCA). Accepting the check is SCA Board Member and S.C. Sen. Brad Hutto and SCA President and CEO Danny Black.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. — Savannah River Remediation (SRR) has donated $5,000…
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Aflac #Duckprints campaign for childhood cancer surpasses 2016 goal

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., announced that it exceeded its 2016 goal for social interactions regarding the company's #Duckprints campaign for childhood cancer. The year-long campaign rallied people across America to become active in the fight against pediatric cancer by asking them to…
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