The summer food service program runs through Friday, August 7 at more than 120 sites in Mecklenburg County. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will provide free meals at several open sites to all children who live in the county. These sites include most CMS schools and some churches, YMCA branches and summer camp programs. Children must meet the national school lunch program income guidelines to be eligible to receive free meals at closed locations. Families who have questions should call CMS Child Nutrition Services at 980-343-6041. Click here for a list of meal locations, dates and times of operation. CMS has been participating in the program for more than 30 years.
All 43 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the greater Charlotte area are offering a free Chick-fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake to fathers who visit the restaurants with their children on June 20.
Participating cities include Charlotte, Concord, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Shelby, Gastonia, Matthews, Lancaster, Monroe, Mooresville, Morganton, Huntersville, Salisbury, Statesville and Hickory.
Allen Tate Realtors from the several offices joined with more than 700 realtor colleagues to participate in Realtors Care Day.
The inaugural event, an initiative of the Housing Opportunity Foundation (HOF) of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, was held April 24. Realtor teams worked at 33 homesites throughout Mecklenburg and Iredell counties, helping homeowners make necessary exterior repairs on homes in critical need. Targeted homes were identified by regional Habitat for Humanity chapters and the City of Charlotte Neighborhood Development.
“This was an amazing opportunity to offer a helping hand to homeowners in our community struggling to make repairs to their homes and pay their mortgage during these challenging times,” said Judy Kendall, Branch Manager, Allen Tate Mint Hill office. “By giving of a few hours of our time, we helped make a huge difference in the lives of elderly and disabled citizens and those living in unsafe or substandard conditions.”
Nancy White and Judy Kendall from the Allen Tate Mint Hill Branch office participated in the day long project.
The event was made possible through the support of individuals, organizations and businesses throughout the community. HOF also received a $5,000 grant from the National Association of Realtors to help launch the initial Realtors Care Day, which is expected to become an annual community project.
Junior Girl Scout Troop #245, consisting of twenty 4th and 5th grade girls from Covenant Day School, has donated all profits from their annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale to The Animal Adoption League of Greater Carolinas and Alexander Youth Network. The troop presented a check in the amount of $200 to each organization during their weekly school Chapel service. Continue reading
Heathfield subdivision in Mint Hill held a community yard sale in April. Several neighbors who participated in the yard sale donated a portion of their proceeds to benefit the Mint Hill Fire Department. Heathfield resident, Renee Wilson, organized the yard sale and delivered the contribution to the Mint Hill Fire Department. Please contact the Mint Hill Fire Department if you have a house or car that can be donated so it can be used to train fire personnel. The fire department is always looking for training opportunities including vacant houses that can be burned and/or wrecked or inoperable cars that can be used in training fire personnel on using life saving techniques such as the “jaws of life”.
Realtor Care Day was held last week, as agents representing Mathers Realty, Grace Realty Group, Henderson Properties, Helen Adams, Dickens Mitchner and Cottingham Chalk all participated to help families on Selma Burke Lane and George Clay Lane in Matthews. This is a Habitat for Humanity neighborhood with homes needing some maintenance and repair. The group worked all day Friday to help 10 families unable to perform the work themselves. Continue reading