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Charities seek help during special day
Nonprofits in Glynn County are hoping to benefit from a statewide initiative Thursday.

For organizations like the Glynn Community Crisis Center, which provides services such as Amity House and Hope House, the Georgia Gives Day will help make needed renovations and assist operations, said Executive Director Kelly Lauer.

Georgia Gives Day encourages fundraising for nonprofits, which receive the contributions from that day or year round, Lauer said.

The initiative asks locals to sign onto the website and learn more about nonprofits.

Donations can be made to local nonprofits by narrowing down the field of organizations.

Funds raised for the Community Crisis Center during the day of solicitation will directly affect victims of domestic violence.

"We help women and children start a new life, be it setting up a new house or helping them with a first rent check, or providing furniture," Lauer said. "Nothing helps more than (monetary donations)."

Lauer said funding could be used to help treat the women and families who are evading hostile households by providing a bit of normalcy.

"We try to help and send them on activities, like to Summer Waves, to help restore some normalcy in life," Lauer said. "Some of these ladies have very little personal items."

The shelter itself is in need of work. Its upstairs bathroom is in great need of repair.

"We're remodeling it, and it's a bit of a project," Lauer said. "With that and helping 35 ladies and Christmas coming up for these families, we have a lot on our plates."

Glynn Community Crisis Center is only one of dozens of local nonprofits that hopes to benefit from the community's generosity.

Others include the American Red Cross, Glynn Environmental Coalition, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, and International Seafarer's Center.


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