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Aziz Ansari tweets Harvest Hope Food BankDecember 28, 2015
The aftermath of the flood was a crazy time for us these past few months. One of the best uplifting moments we had was when Aziz Ansari tweeted out our website's donate link . This provided incredible motivation for us when we were working around the clock.
Recognition from a celeb like Aziz Ansari is a really big deal for Harvest Hope. He has over 8.5 million twitter followers! For those of you that are unfamiliar with Mr. Ansari and his work, he is a South Carolinian actor and comedian known for his appearance in the NBC television show Parks and Recreation. You can also check out his comedy series on Netflix called Master of None.
Columbia’s Greek FestivalDecember 15, 2015
Over the years the Columbia Greek Festival hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Sumter Street has grown to be one of the most anticipated celebrations here in Columbia. There is just something awesome about the atmosphere of the yearly event! The culture, the food, the people and the shopping associated with the celebration are all amazing.
Throwing fun, family oriented events is not all this faith based organization does. Did you know that the Columbia Greek Festival has also given approximately $400,000 to charities? This year, they are giving more than $60,000 to support the community!
We had the opportunity to visit with some nice folks today at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. We were totally floored with excitement when we saw the $10K check that they wrote for us. It's really encouraging when an organization like this one makes a big donation to our cause!
“We wanted to support Harvest Hope because of their significant contribution to the thousands of individuals impacted by floods this year,” said Niki Stewart, co-chair of the Columbia Greek Festival. “All of our blessings and gifts are from God. This is the one way that we can serve and honor Him.”
2015 Public Servant Of The Year Governor HaleyDecember 14, 2015
The South Carolina Chamber was proud to announce Governor Nikki Haley as its 2015 Public Servant of the Year. Governor Haley was awarded on November 12, 2015 at the Chamber’s 36th Annual Summit in Hilton Head Island. Our CEO Denise Holland was interviewed for the video.
It was also a pleasure to work with Dan from Beale Bagley Creations, LLC .