The annual Family Fun Day event will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at Waterville USA with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Waterville USA is located on Ala. Hwy. 59 in Gulf Shores.
Stacy Odom and Frances Warne, both of Meyer Vacation Rentals’ Guest Relations team, serve as chairpersons for this important fundraiser, which raised more than $12,000 in 2016.
via Annual Family Fun Day Relay For Life Fundraiser At Waterville | Meyer Vacation Rentals.
A fundraiser for Pleasure Island resident Jackie Cole (pictured) will be held on Sunday, April 23 from 3-8 p.m. at Orange Beach Marine Clean, located at 24825 Commercial Ave. in Orange Beach.
A server at Big Fish Restaurant, Jackie was in a golf cart accident on March 19 and still remains at USA Hospital in Mobile. She has undergone four surgeries and she is not quiet out of the woods yet, according to Nicole Porter. “She has no insurance and she is a mother with no other income,’’ Porter said. “We have so many fabulous donations. Bring your friends. They do not want to miss out either.’’
via Jackie Cole-Clark benefit slated April 23 at O.B. Marine Clean – Mullet Wrapper.
“It’s hard for us to accept help but sometimes you just have to get beyond that and do it,” says Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby.
The 15-month-old remains in Memphis, battling stage four cancer at St. Jude Hospital. “The last couple of days have been pretty good where they have been able to get out and enjoy some fresh air. I know they went to the zoo in Memphis which was probably a relief for all of them and gave Easton an opportunity to smile and be a child.”
via Foley Coming Together Saturday to Support Firefighter’s Son.
Foley, Ala. (WPMI) — The BBQ and Blues Cook-Off is one of the biggest fundraisers for the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation, which donates money to local school programs.
Hundreds of people turned out throughout the day at Heritage Park for the sights, sounds and of course, the barbecue.
via Foley cook-off benefits local schools | WPMI.
Orange Beach firefighters are asking for donations to help one of their own.
According to a post on Facebook by fire department, Foley firefighter Cody Carraway’s son was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Carraway and Kahlee Salter learned their 15-month-old son Easton had a large tumor in his pelvic area. Doctors said the tumor was a rare form cancer called Sacrococcygeal Teratoma, and the cancer had spread to surrounding muscle tissue and both the toddler’s lungs. Easton was diagnosed with stage four of the disease.
via South Alabama firefighters rally around toddler diagnosed with rare cancer | AL.com.
This Saturday, March 11th, Big Beach Brewing Company will be hosting a fundraiser in support of the GSHS marching band students that were injured during the tragedy on Mardi Gras Day.
via Fundraiser March 11th for GSHS Marching Band at Big Beach Brewery.
The United Way of Baldwin County has set up a website for people wishing to donate in support of the families affected by Tuesday’s tragic incident in Gulf Shores.
Marina Simpson, executive director with the organization, said Wednesday that donations will go directly to the families impacted by what police are describing as an accident at the start of the city’s annual Mardi Gras parade.
via United Way offering assistance for those affected by Mardi Gras tragedy in Gulf Shores | AL.com.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) — It wasn’t all about Mardi Gras today, crowds gathered in Fairhope to cook chili for charity.
This is the 17th year for the Ecumenical Ministries fundraiser.
via Chili for Charity cook-off in Fairhope raises money for service programs | WPMI.
The Orange Beach Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who donated or contributed in any way to our annual Christmas project for needy families. We were able to provide food, clothing and toys to 70 families including 135 children due to the wonderful support of this community.
via OBPD Auxiliary thankful for contributions to Christmas project – Mullet Wrapper.
LOXLEY, Alabama — What’s your favorite type of Girl Scout cookie?
Could it be Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties or Peanut Butter Sandwiches? Maybe it’s a Thin Mint, ThanksALot or Shortbread cookie.
via Girl Scout cookies are here! | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.
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A benefit is coming up to support the Fairhope Volunteer Fire Department. It’s called the “Smoke’em If You Got’em” barbecue cook-off. It holds a donation drive every year.
via Food fundraiser to help Fairhope firefighters – FOX10 News | WALA.
A community continues to rally around Saraland Police Officer Jackie Tucker. She was shot in the head while responding to a domestic call last week. A close friend tells us she remains in a coma at USA Medical Center.
Tucker’s friend and fellow officer, LeighAnne Bush, visited Tucker on Christmas day and posted this update of her condition on Facebook:
via GoFundMe set up for critically injured Saraland police officer – FOX10 News | WALA.
With the boom in online shopping – and more and more people looking to Amazon to fill their Christmas lists – the question is: what to do with all those unused boxes?
via Fill unused Amazon boxes with donations and they’ll be shipped to Goodwill for free | AL.com.
Fairhope, AL (WKRG) Members of a church in Fairhope are putting the finishing touches on a Christmas season relief effort. With the help of groups around the area, South River Park Church of God has become a gathering point for relief. A truckload of supplies will head to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
via Truck from Baldwin Bound For Fire Ravaged Tennessee.
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.