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Locals raising money for a Bay County Thanksgiving Feast

Good morning! With Thanksgiving only 2 days away, I can't help but think of those in Bay County who w
Locals raising money for a Bay County Thanksgiving Feast
By Get The Coast • Issue #9 • View online
Good morning!
With Thanksgiving only 2 days away, I can’t help but think of those in Bay County who will still be piecing their lives back together after Hurricane Michael.
Many of them will do without this Thanksgiving.
I know that there are so many people helping out in some really amazing ways but I wanted to highlight a fundraiser that’s going on right now to help feed as many people as possible in Bay County for Thanksgiving.
It’s called Bay County Thanksgiving Feed and was started by Nikki Hartley and Sue Botelho.
We are setting up in 2 separate locations to feed those devastated from Hurricane Michael. We will look to feed 1,000 or more people. Bate’s House of Turkey has obligated turkey, dressing and gravy. We will be looking for and purchasing sides and desserts. We will be purchasing the warmers, serving trays, take out containers, table cloths, tents and more. Looking for donations to help out with the cost associated with this. Please contact me if you have any questions at 907-350-8337.
The duo set out with a goal of raising $12,500 and as of this writing, they have raised $10,936!
For those like me who don’t do quick math, that’s roughly $1,500 left to meet the goal!
If you would like to help them get to $12,500, there is still time. Simply follow this link to their Facebook Donate Page and choose the amount that you would like to give.

Some quick vitals
Weather: Scattered Showers. High of 67F.
Stat:  55. That’s how many open houses are happening this week.
Do: Head over to Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville today for a new hit Broadway show! SOMETHING ROTTEN!
Watch: This week’s “Everything Show” where we talk all things Thanksgiving along the Emerald Coast. That video is going live at 8am on Get The Coast’s FB page.
Gimme the headlines...
Suicide Prevention Walk Raises Over $20,000
Local Community Comes Together in Big Way
Local Community Comes Together in Big Way
Over 200 participants throughout Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, and nearby communities walked in the 6th Annual Emerald Coast Out of the Darkness Community Walk hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Florida Panhandle Chapter on November 3rd at John Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island. 
Donna Williamson, Chapter and Event Chair said,
“These events provide a safe space for those who have lost someone to suicide to come together and not feel so alone. We are working to break the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health issues because the more we talk about it, the more we can do to stop it.
My sister and I started these walks five years ago and since then, we’ve built a thriving local chapter of AFSP working from Pensacola to Tallahassee, raised nearly $300,000 to support local initiatives and training to support suicide prevention efforts, and we are keeping the conversation going around suicide and loss. If we can help one person, one family, one community, then we have done our job.”
The Emerald Coast Out of the Darkness Walk is one of nearly 600 Out of the Darkness Community Walks hosted across all 50 states. The walks are expected to unite more than 250,000 walkers and raise millions for suicide prevention efforts. Funds raised during the event support bringing programs like Talk Saves Lives and More Than Sad to the local community and bring AFSP one step closer to their goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.
“Suicide is a serious problem, but it’s a problem we can solve. The research has shown us how to fight suicide, and if we keep up the fight the science is only going to get better, our culture will get smarter about mental health, and we’ll be able to save more people from dying from depression and other mental health conditions.” 
Donations will continue to be accepted online at AFSP.org/EmeraldCoast through December 31st, 2018.
Ok, that’s all I have for you today! If you think a friend would love this Daily Rundown, would you do me a favor and forward this to them? This little morning newsletter is getting really great feedback and engagement and I would love to have as many people on here as we can get!
See ya tomorrow!
Jared
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