TWO HUNDRED CLUB HOLDS BOSTON BUTT FUNDRAISER FOR FALLEN HEROES AHEAD OF JULY 4 WEEKEND

TWO HUNDRED CLUB HOLDS BOSTON BUTT FUNDRAISER FOR FALLEN HEROES AHEAD OF JULY 4 WEEKEND

SAVANNAH, GA. – June 14, 2021 – The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is holding its semi-annual Boston Butt fundraiser sale to benefit the families of fallen first responders. Placed orders will be available for pick-up from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, July 2 at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Complex, at 1050 Carl Griffin Dr. in Savannah.

These delicious, fully cooked 5-pound Boston butts cost $30 each and are expertly smoked by the best pit masters in the area. Orders of 10 or more can be delivered upon request. All the proceeds from this event go to support the work of the Two Hundred Club, which has given over $3.5 million to support local families of fallen and critically injured first responders.

“The Boston butt sale is an event that our supporters have come to look forward to every time it rolls around. We are thankful for the traffic that this event brings in, helping us continue to provide for our fallen heroes’ families,” said Two Hundred Club President Mark Dana. “We want to say a huge thank you to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office for hosting our pick-up each year. We hope that local residents continue to support our mission by donating and purchasing a Boston butt to enjoy on 4th of July weekend.”

To order a Boston Butt, please visit www.twohundredclub.org/bostonbutts/ or, to pay by cash or check, contact Liesl Tanner at 912-721-4418 or liesl.tanner@savannahlodging.com. All donations are tax-deductible and directly support the communities’ heroes.

The Two Hundred Club is a 501(c) (3) organization who “cares for those who care for us” by providing for the surviving spouses and dependents of first responders who have lost their lives or sustain critical injuries in the line of duty. The organization serves a 20-county area within Georgia and South Carolina. All proceeds from this event will go directly toward supporting the families of fallen heroes. The Two Hundred Club provides a one-time financial contribution to the surviving family members and provides a fully paid college education – including tuition, room and board, textbooks and a computer – to a fallen first responder’s children and spouse. For more information, go to www.twohundredclub.org, call 912-721-4418 or email info@twohundredclub.org

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THE TWO HUNDRED CLUB TO HONOR SAVANNAH-AREA FIRST RESPONDERS WITH 2021 VALOR AWARDS

THE TWO HUNDRED CLUB TO HONOR SAVANNAH-AREA FIRST RESPONDERS WITH 2021 VALOR AWARDS

SAVANNAH, GA – FEBRUARY 1, 2021 – A couple of Savannah’s exceptional first responders will be honored Thursday, April 15, 2021, by the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire. While one is a police officer and the other is a paramedic, they both heroically risked their lives and safety with no reluctance to save citizens in imminent danger.

During the annual Tak Argentinis Valor Awards ceremony at the Charles H. Morris Center in downtown Savannah, the club and its supporters will recognize Officer Raymond Purnell of the Savannah Police Department and Paramedic Mindy Cauley of Chatham Emergency Services.

Purnell’s gallant actions saved many innocent bystanders and put his own life in jeopardy. As a dangerous situation escalated, he jumped into action and literally ran toward flames to detain a suicidal shoplifting subject and bring an end to a conflict that posed a risk to several onlookers. Paramedic Mindy Cauley’s selection for her act of heroism stems from the night she talked a suicidal man out of jumping off the Thunderbolt Bridge while driving home from work. She went above and beyond the call of duty, placing herself in grave danger and saving the man’s life.

The honorees were selected for the awards by a committee of law enforcement and fire command officers, according to Club President Mark Dana. Nominations were received from the 20 counties that comprise the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire’s support and service area. The award recipients each will receive a plaque and a medal of valor.

“The 200 Club’s main mission is to support first responders and their families in case of death or critical injuries in the line of duty. Everything we do as an organization is to serve these local heroes who make sacrifices to keep our community safe,” Dana said. “That is why we must recognize first responders who display great acts of valor in the face of danger and put others’ safety before themselves. We hope this award is a symbol of our sincere appreciation for these brave individuals’ service.”

The club is a nonprofit, independent organization that relies on its members’ annual dues and donations as well as fundraising events to provide donations to the families of fallen and injured first responders. 

Tickets to the Valor Awards are $25 and include entry to the awards ceremony and heavy appetizers. A link to purchase tickets will soon be posted on the club’s website, www.twohundredclub.org. For more information, please call 912-721-4418 or email info@twohundredclub.org.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at hollie@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).

INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND CENTER TO HOST SILENT AUCTION TO SUPPORT THE 200 CLUB OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE

INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND CENTER TO HOST SILENT AUCTION TO SUPPORT THE 200 CLUB OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE

SAVANNAH, GA – January 27, 2021 – International Diamond Center is hosting an indoor/outdoor silent auction event on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 5 – 8 p.m. at their store, 349 Mall Blvd, Savannah. The event will raise vital funds for the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire and support its mission of aiding the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty.

During the auction, attendees can enjoy music by DJ Jordan Bala with Top Shelf Entertainment, delicious food catered by Chef Nick Mueller, and a full-service bar. Guests can bid on pieces of jewelry that have been carefully selected to represent the first responder branches – rubies for the fire department, sapphires for law enforcement and white for emergency medical technicians. All participants will have their temperature taken upon arrival and COVID-19 safety measures will be in place.

IDC Store Manager Gary Pinka said his team are delighted to organize and host the fundraiser for the second time.

“We were so pleased with the level of support our 2020 fundraiser received that we decided to continue with it this year. It is especially important during these challenging times to support local nonprofits that make a significant impact on our community like The 200 Club. I urge everyone to support this honorable cause and participate in our silent auction,” Pinka said. “We sincerely appreciate the companies who have generously donated goods and services to the auction; and we are proud to support such a wonderful organization.”

Two Hundred Club President Mark Dana also expressed his gratitude for the upcoming event.

“To the Leclerc Family, owners of IDC, and Mr. Pinka, thank you all so much for your kindness, generosity, and support. This event means a lot to us, especially right now during COVID-19 when donations and community engagement are at an all-time low. We are excited to connect with our patrons at this event and are looking forward to a delightful evening,” Dana said.

There is limited availability. Please RSVP at www.bit.ly/IDCSilentAuction by Thursday, January 28 to reserve a spot.

The Two Hundred Club is a nonprofit, independent organization that relies on its members’ annual dues and donations as well as fundraising events to provide donations to families of the fallen and injured first responders. 

For more information, go to www.twohundredclub.org, call 912-721-4418 or email info@twohundredclub.org.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at hollie@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).