Hundreds brave cold and wind to raise money for Wesley Community Centers

3/21/2016

Submitted by Wesley Community Centers

Thank you from Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. to everyone who attended and/or contributed to Love Walk 2016.

Though cold and windy, approximately 325 people attended Wesley’s annual fundraiser, Love Walk, on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Dr. Wayne Moseley, Coastal District Superintendent, opened the walk with a prayer, diverse entertainment was provided by The Royal Ambassadors, Bolivia Hopkins, and Brittney Mixon, and inspirational fellowship made for an uplifting event. 

Love Walk 2016 was dedicated in memory of sweet John Loadholt, a precious 3-year-old Wesley student who passed away last year, and in honor of Mrs. Lula Mae Herron who is retiring from Wesley after serving as Executive Secretary for 43 years. As the slogan says, “It’s A Love Thang!” 

All funds raised benefit homeless and low-income people who rely on our services including Wesley’s nationally-accredited Early Childhood Center, Multi-Cultural Youth Arts Camp, and Wesley’s Family Life Center (formally Wesley’s Women’s Center) which provides utility assistance, financial literacy, case management, adult education, career clothing closet, and more  to help people in need with short-term and long-term solutions out of poverty.

Thank you to our sponsors (Pittman Engineering, Isle of Hope United Methodist Church, Garden City United Methodist Church, Publix, South State Bank, and The Human Services Club of St. Leo University), WSAV-TV for doing a live broadcast, Nikki White for filming a GEM (Giving-Each-Month) promotional video, all of the businesses (below) who provided door prizes and silent auction items, and to everyone who supported this event. We are grateful to be a part of a community that cares about the needs of others. 

Business: Dawn’s Beauty & Barber, Donna Delicious Delights, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Fresh Market, Krispy Kreme, Kroger, Marcos Pizza, Old Savannah Tours, Randy's Barbecue, River Street Sweets, Sam’s Club, Savannah Theater, Sentient Bean, Starlandia Creative Supply, Two Smart Cookies, and Wild Birds Unlimited. 

To date, Love Walk 2016 has brought in almost $18,000. Financial contributions are still being graciously accepted. Donate online at www.wesley-savh.org or call (912) 236-4226 for more information. 

Together, we do make a difference to those in need!