It's been a week with lots of good news stories and Thursday we start with the key to a new life for three local families - literally.
Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity placed three families in new homes, side by side in Tatembille, where their common opportunity will provide shared security. The three homes awarded this week will help continue a cycle of opportunity that the local Habitat for Humanity has created by providing 241 safe and affordable homes since 1983.
Members of the Savannah Professional Firefighters presented a check for $4,000 to the St. Joseph's/Candler Telfair Mammography Fund this week. The money was the proceeds from the Firefighter Union's Great Balls of Fire Golf Tournament held in April - a day when first responders get together for some fun - but also to give back to the community. The donation will help St. Joseph's/Candler continue to provide free mammograms to uninsured women in the area.
This past weekend, it may have seemed that Girl Scouts took over downtown Savannah. More than 1,000 scouts from 22 states spent three days scouring the city on scavenger hunts, learning about the city's history, and also enjoying concerts and parties at the Girl Scout QuestFest. Along with touring the birthplace of Girl Scout Founder, Juliette Gordon Low, the scouts had the opportunity to follow in her footsteps throughout the city. Part of the group crossed from one level of scouting to the next while they were here, making it a real bridging ceremony.
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