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Park Place Outreach-Youth Emergency Shelter Receives $2,000 Donation from CarMax Competition

During the event, Hendrix and other local television personalities competed in a series of events including a parallel parking competition and ‘pack the trunk’ contest.

PRLog - Jun. 12, 2013 - SAVANNAH, Ga. -- (SAVANNAH, GA) Natalie Hendrix, host of WSAV’s The Southern Scene, was one of the winners of the CarMax Road Rally on May 16, earning $2,000 for Park Place Outreach-Youth Emergency Shelter. The event, in which participants earned money for their designated charities by competing in a series of events, was held in conjunction with the grand opening of the Savannah CarMax, located at 8989 Abercorn St.

During the event, Hendrix and other local television personalities competed in a series of events including a parallel parking competition and ‘pack the trunk’ contest. Each participant received $1,000 for his or her respective charity; Hendrix’s win earned her an extra $1,000 for Park Place Outreach.

“We’re delighted that Natalie designated Park Place Outreach as her charity,” said Linda Hilts, the organization’s executive director.” Natalie has been a big supporter of Park Place Outreach, and CarMax’s generous donation on her behalf will go a long way to helping us provide services for youth in need.”

About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, USDA Breakfast/Lunch Program, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please call 912-234-4048, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”

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