June 2020 Issue
By Rinsha Ballani
Over the past two months, our world has shifted; we are adapting to a new way of life, which can be difficult for many. During this pandemic, however, there are numerous women in this bold, beautiful community of ours who have stepped forward to selflessly and creatively serve others. They are women who give with their whole hearts, expecting nothing in return, and are among the many who have made the difference we all need right now.
Here’s to everyone out there who has helped in their own way.
And here are just a few of the many, many women who have been
Coastal Georgia’s Crowns of Corona:
Kristie Cameron is the founder of Lady K’s Kitchen. Since the pandemic hit, she has been making and delivering food to 400 children in need a day, for free! In her own words, “I don’t have a lot, but what I do have, I don’t mind sharing.”
Marihelen Thompson Newman
Marihelen is “officially” serving as an Elder volunteer at her church, Advent Christian Church, but is currently serving in the role of pastor. She is actively involved in promoting the 2020 Census, making sure her community receives proper information in regard to their health and their safety, and is selfless and devoted to all whom she encounters, regardless of the situation.
Patty of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home has been making and distributing face masks at her own expense to those in need. She has also taken the initiative to set up sewing machines at her location so that her staff can join in! To date she has made and donated hundreds of masks.
St. Simons Island, GA
Alicia, through the business Clearview Services South, developed and coordinated the idea to sanitize county playgrounds. She believes it is their job as a local business to support a community that supports one another.
Rotary Club of St. Simons Island and Rotary District 6920
Helping to keep food on local family tables seemed like a real good idea to President Beth Smith of St. Simons Rotary Club. In May, with many others, their funds became part of the drive-thru event at the College of Coastal Georgia, “We were proud to help to America’s Second Harvest by giving 15,000 pounds of food to local citizens.”