LAND DONATION FROM THE ERIE MEYER CHARITABLE FUND, INC.

Presenting and receiving the land gift are: Neil Johnston, Erie Meyer Charitable Fund; Linda Chappelle, CSC Director; Stan Moss, CSC Food Pantry Chairman; Kenneth Niemeyer and Herb Malone, Erie Meyer Charitable Fund.

The Erie Meyer Charitable Fund, Inc. has very generously given the Christian Service Center the property adjoining their current space at 317 Dolphin Way in Gulf Shores. The gift is shown as the shaded area in the pictured parcel view. The Center’s original property was also a gift from the Erie Meyer Fund in 1998, allowing us to build our first permanent home. The Erie Meyer Charitable Fund has been a vital part of the development and operation of the Christian Service Center since the Center began in 1991.

The vision for the future use of the new property is to add much needed additional parking, and to construct a large all-purpose building so that the Center can expand our services and improve our ability to serve the community.

The Christian Service Center is a “Hand Up” rather than a “Hand Out” agency. Clients are given immediate emergency aid as well as guidance on finding solutions to their problems. The CSC is a 100% volunteer agency funded by the churches of Pleasure Island, various community organizations, including the United Way of Baldwin County, and interested individuals. For more information please call the CSC at 251-968-5256 or visit www.cscgs.com.

CHURCH OF GOD – 2018

Pictured above: (L to R)  Church of God A Worldwide Association members Jack Miller, Brandyn Rochelle, Chris Rochelle, Stefanie Rochelle.

For the fifth year in a row, the Church of God, a Worldwide Association met at the Orange Beach Events Center. The group desires to bless the communities where they meet, and again chose the Christian Service Center as the recipient of their outreach. Each day of their meeting, the group collected food, household supplies, personal hygiene items, baby supplies and cash donations for the CSC.

The CSC volunteers call the group the Visiting Angels. The gift from the Church of God, a Worldwide Association is the single largest contribution to our food pantry – for the fifth year in a row. The group contributed 3,200 pounds of food and supplies and their generous cash donation will allow the CSC to purchase more than 35,000 pounds of food from the area food bank! This contribution will be used to aid families in need in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan and will provide hundreds of meals.

Five years ago when the Visiting Angels held their first meeting here, they were pointed towards the CSC by a city official. We are grateful for the generosity of everyone in the group meeting here and we are also grateful to our community officials for supporting us.

The Christian Service Center is a “Hand Up” rather than a “Hand Out” agency. Clients are given immediate emergency aid as well as guidance on finding solutions to their problems. The CSC is a 100% volunteer agency funded by the churches of Pleasure Island, various community organizations, including the United Way of Baldwin County, and interested individuals. For more information please call the CSC at 251-968-5256 or visit www.cscgs.com.

ANNUAL HONOURS GOLF CHARITY CLASSIC

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HONOURS GOLF HOSTS ANNUAL CHARITY CLASSIC BENEFITING THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE CENTER

Gulf Shores, Ala. (Wednesday September 5, 2018) – Craft Farms Golf Resort, Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club and Rock Creek Golf Club have joined together to host the Annual Honours Golf Charity Classic sponsored by Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s. The tournament will be on November 15, 2018, at Craft Farms Golf Resort. The goal of this golf tournament is to raise funds for the Christian Service Center, with 100 percent of tournament proceeds going to the organization.

“We decided to host the Honours Golf Charity Classic, because we want to continue to give back to our community,” said Chad Leonard, regional director of club operations for Honours Golf. “After a successful inaugural event, we’re looking forward to working with the Christian Service Center again. By donating this tournament on their behalf, we hope to provide them with additional funding to continue their mission of helping people when they need it the most.”

Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s has returned as the title sponsor of the Charity Classic for the second consecutive year and is proud to partner with an organization like the Christian Service Center.

“We feel that the Christian Service Center’s impact on our community is of utmost importance,” said Gerald Tipton, Regional General Manager, LuLu’s. “The services they provide are critical to our community and families in need. We are excited to be the title sponsor for this event, especially an event where all proceeds go toward the mission of meeting the needs of the community.”

The Gulf Shores Garden Club has also signed on as a major sponsor for this year’s Charity Classic. President Fran Thompson says that the Christian Service Center is a beacon in the community.

“This is an important way for us to put funds raised at our annual flower seminar back into the community,” said Thompson. “The CSC is supported by so many in our community, from civic groups, to mardi gras krewes to individuals, because we know that every dollar contributed goes directly to citizens going through hard times. I don’t know if there is another charity anywhere that does as much to maximize the good that it does with the funds that it raises,’’ Thompson added.

The Christian Service Center is a 100% volunteer agency funded by the churches of Pleasure Island, various community organizations, including the United Way of Baldwin County, and interested individuals. Clients are given immediate emergency aid as well as guidance on finding solutions to their problems. The CSC also provides a wide range of other services, including assisting with meals on wheels, the summer program for children, and the local food pantry.

The Charity Classic will donate 100 percent of proceeds back to the Christian Service Center. The tournament is a four-person scramble and open to the public. Prizes will be given for the top three places in both gross and net divisions. Additional prizes include longest drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt.

Currently, committees are at work securing golfers, sponsors and raffle prizes. The tournament can accommodate up to 120 golfers at $125 per player. Tournament fees include lunch, drinks on the course, prizes and a tee gift. The Title Sponsor for this year’s tournament is Lulu’s Gulf Shores. Gulf Shores Garden Club has also signed on as a sponsor.

To sign up to play in this event, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ryan Mello, club manager of Craft Farms Golf Resort by calling 251.968.3002.