donations

Valiant Cross Academy Receives Scholarship Donation

GOOD IN THE COMMUNITY: Morning Star Baptist Church donated two-thousand dollars to Valiant Cross Academy to assist in their educational enhancement. The check was presented to Valiant Cross Academy founders and staff Thursday, Oct. 1st by Morning Star Pastor Micah Thomas. Thomas, sought out Valiant after noticing the good its staff is doing for young African American males in Montgomery….

Shortage of Blood in the River Region LifeSouth Needs Your Help

LifeSouth Community Blood Center is in great need of blood donations. It’s currently experiencing a shortage and is in need of all blood types especially O negative. LifeSouth supplies blood to the local hospitals in the river region and wants to make sure its supply is adequate at all times. They are encouraging all community members who can to donate…

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Makes Donation for COVID-19 Response

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has made a generous donation to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). ADPH says the donation is to enhance the department’s COVID-19 response capabilities. “Each county in the state will benefit from the donation,” State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said. “Much-needed testing equipment and supplies will be purchased for county health departments….

April 13 is Personal Protective Equipment Donation Day in Alabama

The Medical Association of the State of Alabama and partnering county medical societies, in an effort to assist physicians and other healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, are hosting a statewide PPE donation day on April 13, at various locations around Alabama. The public and businesses from around the state are encouraged to donate any extra PPE they might have…

City Unveils New Initiative to Help Montgomery’s Homeless

Mayor Steven Reed has announced the launch of a new initiative to help support the homeless in the River Region. It’s called the Feed the Meter for the Homeless project, and it’s a partnership between the city and the Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (MACH). Ten special green meters will be placed on sidewalks in downtown. The meters will be…

$70K in Layaway Purchases Paid Off by Anonymous Donations at Two Alabama Walmarts

Anonymous donations have paid off $70,000 in layaway purchases at two Walmart stores in Alabama. A company spokesman says someone paid off $45,000 in purchases at a store in the city of Anniston on Monday. He says someone paid off another $25,000 in layaway purchases two days later at a Walmart in nearby Oxford. It’s unclear whether the same person…

Winn Dixie Raising Money for Hurricane Dorian Victims

You can help those affected by Hurricane Dorian by doing something as simple as going to the grocery store. Winn Dixie’s parent company Southeastern Grocers has announced that it’s raising money to help those in the Bahamas and those along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Every dollar raised at Winn Dixie locations will go directly to the American…

Covington County School Systems Receive School Supplies

-From the South Alabama Newsroom- School systems in Covington County received a large donation of school supplies Wednesday. It was thanks to a partnership between Christian-based World Vision International, Covington County faith and civic leaders, and school officials. The school supplies will provide enough items to help about 1,050 students.  Boxes were filled with pouches containing pencils, rulers, markers, crayons, and…

Troy Community Helping with Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Hurricane Florence is long gone, but North Carolina residents are left with a lot of damage and flooding, which is is why members of the Troy community are preparing to deliver donations to help in relief efforts. After Hurricane Florence ripped through the Carolinas, Pike County resident Nikki Stallings knew what she had to do. “Well I wanted to go…

Troy Non-Profit Gearing Up for Annual Day of Giving

A Troy community non-profit organization is preparing for a day of giving back to the community. The Christian Love Community Center will have its 6th Annual Day of Giving this Friday. Volunteers are expecting a big turnout. “We cater to the needs of the community,” Lawanda Bell with the Christian Love Community Center said that is the main mission of…