#GivingTuesday Pee Dee supports local charities
Sarah Shelley of Eastern Carolina Community Foundation stated that they work closely with nonprofits in the area and thought that this event was perfect for everyone. It gave an opportunity to showcase the local charities while also giving Eastern Carolina Community Foundation a chance to help nonprofits with social media and exposure advice.
There were nearly 50 charites in attendance at the event. Some of those charities were Empowered to Heal, The Manna House, Heaven’s Hope Inc., Future Entrepreneurs, United Way of Florence, and House of Hope.
Empowered to Heal is an organization that works to help“--- individuals and families by providing resources that help with the healing process following sexual trauma.” Founder, Jennifer Robinson, works in the Pee Dee to “meet other survivors and families of survivors who want to help and be supported.”
The Manna House, led by Daphine Tedder, works in the community to feed the working poor, the elderly, the chronically or temporarily homeless and individuals in crisis. The Manna House states that “The common thread in each of the personal stories is that each person is in need of someone who cares.”
Heaven’s Hope Inc. was founded by Amanda Braunwalder and Rachel Lee. The goal of Heaven’s Hope Inc is “is to be a leader in establishing a long term care facility to provide for the needs of “medically fragile” children, including not only the medical requirements (nursing and therapies) but also in providing for their social and educational needs.”
Nanaefua Eshun, President of Future Entrepreneurs Foundation, works to help young people realize their full potential. Eshun has worked with the Florence Career Center in the past to provide her motivational and business minded services.
United Way of Florence “has been a cornerstone of the social service sector in Florence County for over 60 years. In a nutshell, the United Way of Florence County brings together citizens, community leaders, business, the faith-based community, local government, non-profit organizations and many more to ensure measurable results on issues that require collective, not just individual, action are delivered.”
House of Hope believes “we have been sent to the homeless of the Pee Dee to offer food, housing and clothing, to lead them to faith in Christ, and to help them become contributing members of the body of Christ and of society.” They work in the community to provide housing, job, and education for the homeless.