Wildfires continue to ravage Sevier County in Tennessee. Fire officials say seven people have died and hundreds of buildings have burned.
Many residents in Gatlinburg lost everything – their homes, their businesses.
That’s why Baldwin County Volunteer Fire Fighters are gathering donations for the victims, and they want you to help.
via Baldwin County firefighters collecting donations for Gatlinburg – FOX10 News | WALA.
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ORANGE BEACH, AL – World Food Championships WFC celebrated its first year at The Wharf in Orange Beach Nov. 9-15. In an event that brought more than 400 teams from around the world to compete for the grand prize of $100,000.
via World Food Championships give back to local charities | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.
A benefit concert and live auction will be held in the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf, Orange Beach on Feb. 16, 2017. All proceeds go towards completing construction of Melissa’s Place, an orphanage being built in Haiti for girls 5 to 16 years old. In addition to the music of The Coachmen, and Wojamm travelling here for this event, Gulf Coast locals Lisa Christian, Mac Walter and Shelby Brown (recently seen on The Voice) will perform for the event.
via Benefit Concert and Live Auction at the Orange Beach Event Center.
GULF SHORES, AL – The Gulf Shores Woman’s Club raised more than $7,000 to benefit the Christian Service Center and the Sheriff’s Boys Ranch at its recent October style show, “Tis The Season to be Spooky.”
via Woman’s club raises $7,000 for charities | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.
No one dreams of being homeless. But, due to circumstances, homelessness becomes a reality for many people. Loss of job, mental illnesses, addictions or poor choices can all contribute to the epidemic. That’s where Waterfront Rescue Mission comes in.
via Waterfront Rescue Mission helps homeless build brighter future – FOX10 News | WALA.
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GULF SHORES, AL – In an ongoing effort to help disabled veterans Tacky Jacks restaurants gave away two chairs to disabled veterans on Veteran’s Day.
via Tacky Jacks’ effort gets two disabled veterans new wheelchairs | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Wildflowers organized the effort and Fisher’s hosted it and the Christian Service Center benefited from the fourth annual Toy Drive for Children.
via Christian Service Center benefits from Wildflowers, Fisher’s toy drive | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.
“Keep pushing. Never give up.”
That was the message from cancer survivor Tanga Renee Watts. Wearing lots of pink, Watts, of Foley, Ala. was one of dozens of cancer survivors and supporters who came out for the Alabama Gulf Coast Relay For Life event at Gulf Shores Public Beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. on Saturday.
via Cancer survivor: ‘Never give up’ at Relay For Life in Gulf Shores | AL.com.
GULF SHORES, Ala. — Local dynamic duo Tim Langston and his son Alex made the United States Martial Arts Team and are set to compete for Team USA in the 2016 World Martial Arts Games in Johannesburg, South Africa sanctioned by the Olympics. Alex (11) made the team in April and Tim (44) in June. They are the only Father-son pair on the USA team and two of only three competitors from Alabama.
via Gulf Shores dad and son qualify for World Martial Arts Games | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — If you love to play a round of golf and support the school system, this is a hole in one! You are invited to take a swing in the 4th Annual Baldwin County Education Coalition Golf Tournament.
The event is September 8 at Rock Creek Golf Club in Fairhope. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., and the shotgun starts at 1 p.m.
via Baldwin Co. Education Coalition Golf Tournament | WPMI.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – A shrimp boil at Anchor Bar and Grill to benefit flood victims in Louisiana raised nearly $12,000, but other parts of the event will push it past that number, according to Chef Jonathan Kastner.
via Anchor Bar’s fundraiser tops $12,000 for Louisiana flood victims | The Islander.
From Stankey Field at the University of South Alabama to a pet store on Hillcrest Road in Mobile, city hall in Orange Beach, to businesses at The Wharf.
via Gulf Coast Steps Up to Help Out Flood Victims.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – The City of Orange Beach – Relay for Life Team is gearing up their first fund raising event of the 2016 Relay season.
On Saturday, May 21 they will be hosting a Full Moon Paddle on the tranquil waters of Wolf Bay in Orange Beach. The OB Team began holding paddles last year and they were so welled supported that they have become a staple team event.
via Relay for Life Full Moon Paddles return – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Three local middle school are asking for your help.
They’re on the final stretch of a Kickstarter campaign to help sea turtle conservation.
Gulf Shores Middle School challenged students to come up with an idea to make the community better.
via Kickstarter campaign for sea turtle conservation – FOX10 News | WALA.
Since it was established in 2007, the Zachary A. Moore (ZAM) Foundation has donated more than $50,000 to local schools and charities. The foundation was formed in honor and memory of 2004 Fairhope High School graduate Zach Moore, who died in a tragic scuba diving accident at the University of Alabama.
via Race for Success 5K at Fairhope Pier will raise funds for needy students | AL.com.
March 26, 2016 is the last Saturday in March and that means it’s time for the Elberta German Sausage Festival. The festival not only celebrates the town’s heritage, but is the sole fundraiser for the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department.
The first of 250 vendors began pulling in to Elberta Town Square Friday, March 25, 2016. The town expects 30,000 visitors to make it out to enjoy a variety of arts, crafts and plenty of food. The star of the show is definitely the food, specifically German sausage.
via Thousands of pounds of sausage to be sold at Elberta festival – FOX10 News | WALA.
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ORANGE BEACH, AL – Spectrum Resorts and the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics are pleased to once again partner with Gulf Coast Event Group for the Fifth Annual “Race to the Top of the Tower at Turquoise Place”, on Friday, February 26 at 6 p.m.
via Runners to race up Turquoise Tower in Orange Beach on Feb. 26 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ELBERTA, AL – The third Annual Golf Scramble to benefit the Baldwin County Heritage Museum (BCHM) will be Wednesday, Feb. 25, at GlenLakes Golf Club in Foley.
We are looking for sponsors ($100/hole), donations and four-person teams. The cost is $60 per golfer which includes a cart, 18 holes of golf, lunch and prizes, raffles and a fun day.
via Golf scramble to benefit Baldwin County Heritage Museum – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL – The annual Christian Service Center volunteer meeting was on Jan. 18 and volunteers signed up to cook noodles and bring ice tea for the upcoming Spaghetti Dinner on Feb. 23 at the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church from 4:30-7 p.m. This event is an annual fundraiser for the Christian Service Center.
via Christian Service Center Spaghetti fundraiser is Feb. 23 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
For a double dose of February goodness, register for the third annual I Pink I Can Run 4-miler that benefits the community as well as each participant’s health — with the added perk of a pink overload.
The event will be Feb. 27 and offers a unique twist: How often can you brag to your friends that you ran to the next state? Well, complete this run and brag away that you dashed (or walked) from Florida to Alabama and back.
via Running for breast cancer.
Fox Ten News is committed to helping the needy this Christmas season.
A non-profit community ministry that helps the hungry in Baldwin County every week had its special Christmas giveaway Tuesday.
via Giving food to needy in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.
Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort continues to help local families in need.
Dozens of volunteers with the faith-based, non-profit group spent Tuesday morning loading shopping carts full of food to give to struggling families.
via Prodisee Pantry Helps Struggling Families.
When Fairhope resident Gaye Lindsey conceived the Poppies for Veterans project some eight months ago, she had no idea that it would have such far-reaching implications and touch so many lives in the community.
via ‘Poppies for Veterans’ raises $40,000 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — For the second year members of The Church of God Worldwide Association meeting at the Orange Beach Events Center have made a substantial contribution to the Christian Service Center Food Bank.
via Church of God group donates to Christian Service Center – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Chris Sherrill, the executive chef at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club in Perdido Key, Fla., is returning to the Bessemer’s Bright Star restaurant to prepare a six-course Wild Game Beer Dinner with beer pairings from Birmingham’s Avondale Brewing Company.
The dinner takes places at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, and the cost is $100 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations call 205-424-9444 or go here.
via Flora-Bama Yacht Club chef returns to Bessemer’s Bright Star restaurant for wild game beer dinner | AL.com.
FOLEY — Since its beginning in 1923, the Foley Woman’s Club has helped to support the library and other cultural, civil and philanthropic work in our community.
And they are continuing to make a difference 92 years later in organizations around our great town.
via Foley Woman’s Club gives out thousands in charitable donations – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – The City of Orange Beach Relay for Life Team is gearing up for another bicycle scavenger hunt on the Backcountry Trail.
The first hunt in May was so much fun that participants asked for another one in the fall. Peddle to the Treasure For A Cure, Bicycle Scavenger Hunt is being hailed as a family friendly ride on the Back Country Trails of Orange Beach.
via Peddle For A Cure returns with fall Orange Beach event – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES – Celebrating cancer survivors and the ones who love them is a big part of the Alabama Gulf Coast Relay For Life planned for Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at The Wharf in Orange Beach.
via Cancer survivors continue the battle long after their fight ends – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
2 Angels Amongst Us is a non-profit charity that was started three years ago by Donna Slater and McElrath to honor their daughters, (pictured) Magen Nix and Robyn Kendall. Robyn and Magen were best friends all through Gulf Shores High School and were in their first year at Auburn University when they were killed in an auto accident. The unthinkable accident occurred 11 years ago.
via 2 Angels Amongst Us honors daughters killed in auto accident – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.