Center Parc Credit Union Donates $1500 to Five Area Gardens

By: Carriage Trade Public Relations
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Aug. 21, 2020 - PRLog -- Center Parc Credit Union is donating a total of $7,500 to five Savannah area community gardens to kick off a new initiative to support local programs that increase access to fresh food and beautify neighborhoods.

Presentations of $1,500 each will be awarded on August 27 to the Garden City Homestead Association, Employability, Coastal Heritage Society (Frogtown) Garden, West Broad Street YMCA and Morningstar Arts Creative Garden.

The not-for-profit financial institution will be opening two new branches in Savannah and Pooler Wal-Mart stores this fall, with plans to open a free-standing flagship branch in 2021.

"Although we created the Community Gardens program before the arrival of COVID-19, we are keenly aware that more families need help with their basic needs, such as food, due to the economic impact of the pandemic," said Chuck Head, president/CEO of Center Parc Credit Union. "Unfortunately, even after the virus is contained, the economic impact is likely to linger."

To reinforce its mission of helping members achieve financial success, Head said Center Parc's Community Gardens program will be the cornerstone of its local presence to support the community's well-being beyond financial services.

"We plan on continuing to provide awards on a monthly basis through the end of 2020 and beyond," Williams said. "We also plan to open our first Community Parc garden to serve the community in 2021. It is our goal to help members flourish."

The initial presentation is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 27 at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (at the Historic Bamboo Farm), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah Georgia 31419. The first nonprofit organizations to receive the $1,500 funding are:

• Garden City Homestead Association

• Employability

• Coastal Heritage Society (Frogtown) Garden

• West Broad Street YMCA

• Morningstar Arts Creative

For more information see complete press release here:

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