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Helping Out for May 5, 2021

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Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submit your news using our online form.

Carlisle SynTec Systems recently donated a roof to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston. The project was completed with the help of Premier Building Products, the Roofing Alliance and Baker Roofing, who provided the labor to install the roof free of charge.

Baker Roofing began the project on April 19 and finished on April 24. Residents were temporarily relocated during the construction project.



Lowcountry therapist and author Jenna Teves will host a book signing event from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 15 to support Destiny Community Café, South Carolina’s only pay-what-you-can cafe. The event will take place at Turning Page Bookshop in Goose Creek.

Teves will be signing her “Awesome Southern Women” coloring book, meant for children and adults, and which includes the stories of 20 Southern women, past and present, who have changed the world in meaningful ways.

Warrior Surf Foundation is partnering with Fight Oar Die, an all-military veteran, four-man ocean rowing team that competes in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Both organizations have agreed to provide programmatic support and reciprocal referral services to each other to benefit their respective veterans. In preparation for the challenge, Warrior Surf Foundation will introduce its wellness director, Jordan Watkins, to Fight Oar Die’s mental health resources. Warrior Surf Foundation aims to enhance the row team’s mental health before their competition, and Fight Oar Die will, in turn, leverage access to mental health services and resources for Warrior Surf veterans.

Publix announced the launch of its new Publix Virtual 30 Challenge. All proceeds will go to nonprofit organizations in Charlotte; Nashville, Tenn.; and Charleston, including Lowcountry Food Bank and Charleston Habitat for Humanity.

From June 1 to 30, participants are invited to complete 30 miles of running, biking or walking in 30 days. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live within Publix’s seven-state operating area. The registration fee is $30, which includes a medal and T-shirt.

Reach Alexandria Ng at 843-849-3124.

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