Category Archives: Community Outreach

Historic Columbia Recognizes Volunteer Contributions at Annual Awards Luncheon

[caption id="attachment_2572" align="alignleft" width="300"] Historic Columbia recognized the service and contributions of its volunteers at a private luncheon on Monday, April 18, at The Big Apple.[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 19, 2016)—Historic Columbia recognized the service and contributions of its volunteers at a private luncheon on Monday, April 18, at The Big Apple. “While we take…
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South State Bank Continues Flood Relief Initiative

(COLUMBIA, SC– April 11, 2016)  South State Bank continues its efforts to help rebuild South Carolina communities in the aftermath of the October floods by making a $10,000 donation to Plant It Forward. “The work being done by Plant It Forward is vital to the survival of farmers around our state,” said John F. Windley,…
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Jefferson Awards Foundation Announces Media Partnership with WACH-Fox TV

Columbia, SC – The Jefferson Awards Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a culture of service across America, announced today that WACH FOX, part of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, has signed on to be the newest Jefferson Awards Media Partner, joining 80 other media outlets around the country that currently partner with the Jefferson…
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City of Columbia to Host National Youth Violence Prevention Week Activities in April

In recognition of National Youth Violence Prevention Week, the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department and the Columbia Police Department have partnered to host a series of youth violence prevention activities from April 3-8, 2016. National Youth Violence Prevention Week is held in order to raise awareness and educate students, teachers, school administrators and…
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Richland County Council Recognizes 14 Women for Roles in the Community

(RICHLAND PIO) – Richland County Councilwomen Joyce Dickerson and Julie-Ann Dixon recognized 14 women for being “trailblazers and true change agents” during a luncheon today at the Township Auditorium. Dozens of people attended the second annual Richland County Distinguished Women’s Awards Luncheon to celebrate the contributions of the honorees to the community. “Ladies, today is…
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Aaron Roe Named 2015 Columbia Opportunity Resource Member of the Year

Aaron Roe, the current Vice President of Technology at Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate, was voted the 2015 Member of the Year for Columbia Opportunity Resource also known as COR. The award was presented to him at COR's annual event on March 16th for "recognition in character, leadership, and outstanding service to the community and…
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Councilman Manning to Moderate Event on Human Trafficking

(RICHLAND PIO) – Richland County Councilman Jim Manning will moderate a community conversation in April to address the issue of human trafficking. The forum – Human Trafficking: Under Our Nose – will be 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward St. The panel will include law enforcement officials,…
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Suicide prevention advocates meet with state lawmakers

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In South Carolina, one person dies by suicide every 11.5 hours. On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, volunteers from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, visited Columbia for the Annual Mental Health Advocacy Day at the South Carolina State House.…
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