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Motorcycle Fundraiser Held for Man Killed in Gulf Shores DUI Crash | WKRG

June 10, 2017

It’s been nearly one month since the death of Aubrey Coggin.  The 26-year-old man from Foley was killed trying to direct traffic around an accident on the intercoastal waterway bridge in Gulf Shores when police say he was hit by a van driven by an alleged drunk driver.  Today a fundraiser was held to help the family he left behind.

via Motorcycle Fundraiser Held for Man Killed in Gulf Shores DUI Crash | WKRG.

What’s Working: Upsale Resale Store Helps Fund Pet Adoptions

May 06, 2017

The Baldwin County Humane Society has found a creative way to earn money to care for its homeless pets. They opened up a resale store on Highway 98 next to the building where they house their pets. It’s called “Uptail” Resale Shop. The store just sells furniture and household supplies. In a short 6 months, the store is already turning a nice profit. They have raised $20,000 so far!

via What’s Working: Upsale Resale Store Helps Fund Pet Adoptions.

Annual Family Fun Day Relay For Life Fundraiser At Waterville | Meyer Vacation Rentals

April 20, 2017

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.

Jackie Cole-Clark benefit slated April 23 at O.B. Marine Clean – Mullet Wrapper

April 12, 2017

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.

Foley Coming Together Saturday to Support Firefighter’s Son

April 01, 2017

“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.

South Alabama firefighters rally around toddler diagnosed with rare cancer | AL.com

March 13, 2017

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.

United Way offering assistance for those affected by Mardi Gras tragedy in Gulf Shores | AL.com

March 01, 2017

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.

OBPD Auxiliary thankful for contributions to Christmas project – Mullet Wrapper

February 01, 2017

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.

GoFundMe set up for critically injured Saraland police officer – FOX10 News | WALA

December 27, 2016

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.

Baldwin County firefighters collecting donations for Gatlinburg – FOX10 News | WALA

December 01, 2016

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.

FOX10 News | WALA

Benefit Concert and Live Auction at the Orange Beach Event Center

November 21, 2016

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.

Waterfront Rescue Mission helps homeless build brighter future – FOX10 News | WALA

November 17, 2016

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.

FOX10 News | WALA

Cancer survivor: ‘Never give up’ at Relay For Life in Gulf Shores | AL.com

September 26, 2016

“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 dad and son qualify for World Martial Arts Games | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 12, 2016

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 Co. Education Coalition Golf Tournament | WPMI

August 31, 2016

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.

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