SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It's been a week with lots of good news stories. We start with a big donation to the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.
This week, Greg Parker presented the district with a $22,000 check as a part of his company's Fueling the Community charitable initiative. The initiative takes a portion of all gas sales sold at all of their Parker's locations on the first Wednesday of each month and gives it to area schools. Parker's has donated more than $100,000 throughout Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry, this school year alone.
This week, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign held an event aimed at getting bikes to girls in underdeveloped parts of the world. The group rode around the heart of Savannah to make an impact all the way around the world as part of their 3rd Annual Cyclofemme. Proceeds from the event are going to World Bicycle Relief - an organization which helps purchase bikes for girls in need in countries in Africa. May is National Bike Month. The Savannah Bicycle Campaign has several more events planned.
Finally, a great honor for someone who spends his days honoring local veterans. Colonel Ed Wexler works tirelessly to organize free honor flights to Washington, D.C. for area veterans from the World War II, Korea, and Vietnam eras so they can see all the war memorials that were built in their honor. Now, Col. Wexler is being honored with one of the first Life Well Lived Awards, which was presented by Senior Citizens, Inc. at their Leaders, Legends, and Live Well Lived luncheon, late last week. Honor Flight Savannah arranges two trips per year to D.C., providing the experience of a lifetime to about 50 veterans each year.
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