MUSC Health at Home by BAYADA now available

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MUSC Health at Home by BAYADA can collaborate with providers to support telehealth services. From navigating technical challenges to reinforcing clinical guidance, our clinicians provide the highest quality home health services. Our goal is to ensure patients have the best continuum of care, all from the comfort of home.

Contact MUSC Health at Home by BAYADA for support with your Telehealth needs and services.
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2020 summed up through the perspective of the music of John Lennon

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There are thousands of articles, discussions, debates and interpretations of 2020 and we have only tipped the iceberg. History will view this past year with reverance, perseverance, horror and uplifting hope.

After listening. to the words of the legendary John Lennon who lost his life 40 years ago on December 8, 2020, it became clear that he foreshadowed a world he would never see.

With humbleness and humility, we wanted to share some of his compositions that speak so clearly today about the events and feelings we have all lived through in 2020.

The Reality Sinks In of the Pandemic – Nobody Told Me

Quarantine – Watching the Wheels

Starting to see what is really important in life – Oh My Love

Never Take Life for Granted – Borrowed Time

Christmas Time – Happy Xmas (The War is Over)

Hoping for a return to normalcy – Yesterday

We will overcome – Instant Karma

A look to the future – Imagine

We have risen from the ashes – In My Life

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach of Charleston to Host a Virtual Auction on January 24, 2021

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Charleston, SC – Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach, a nonprofit that has been helping those in need on the Sea Islands and downtown Charleston for over 31 years, will host its annual Love Your Neighbor Auction virtually on January 24, 2021 at 1:00pm. The online experience will take place of the annual in-person event, allowing anyone to bid and join in the celebration from the comfort of home.

Guests will participate in a silent auction virtually that will feature high-interest leisure and luxury items, such as spa experiences, art pieces, wine tastings and restaurant packages as well as products and services from local businesses in the community. Online bidding will start on January 17 and conclude on January 24. Executive Director, Ericka Plater and Mickey Bakst, famed fundraiser, philanthropist, restaurateur and founder of Feed the Need will cohost the event.

In lieu of tickets, participants can purchase brunch kits from locally-owned Baguette Magic to enjoy, which will include a choice of entrée, side, pastry and a drink for pick up or delivery.

The pandemic has caused unprecedented struggles for some of our communities most vulnerable. Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach has opened its doors even wider to help the individuals and families in need. Since March alone, Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach has given four times more in financial assistance than in the previous year.

“The auction is our most critical fundraiser of the year. This year in particular, the number of people in need has increased dramatically. Funds from this event will ensure we can keep our doors open to continue helping individuals and families hit hard by the effects of COVID. We pride ourselves on being a place of hope, healing and help, and our community needs us now more than ever” says Ericka Plater, executive director of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach.

For more information about the auction, purchase brunch kits or review auction items, go to www.olmoutreach.org/auction-info. For information on the sponsorship opportunities for this event and others, contact Hannah.Finley@olmoutreach.org.

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About Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach
Founded in 1989, Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach provides educational, health and direct outreach services to more than 5,000 people each year in the Lowcountry. With the support of volunteers and donations, community members receive dental and pre-natal care, emergency food, clothing and financial assistance, lunch five days a week at Neighborhood House, and diverse educational and capacity-building opportunities such as after-school programs, money management, GED and ESL classes, workforce development, and more. The two locations include Johns Island on Brownswood Rd, serving the needs of James, Johns and Wadmalaw Island residents and the Neighborhood House in Charleston that serves Eastside-area residents. For more information, visit?www.olmoutreach.org.

South Carolina Federal Now Accepting Applications for $45,000 in Scholarships – Through February 3, 2021

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South Carolina Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for its 11th annual scholarship program. The credit union will award $45,000 to nine students attending a traditional or technical college in South Carolina for the fall 2021 semester.

For this year’s program, applicants are asked to write a short essay about how their education will enable them to give back to their community and make a difference in the lives of South Carolinians.

Candidates will also provide an overview of their volunteer commitments, academic marks, work experience, and financial need. Applications will be reviewed by an internal credit union committee and an external panel of educators and community leaders.

“When we invest in our communities the impacts are profound and long-lasting,” said Scott Woods, President and CEO of South Carolina Federal. “One of the greatest ways we can give back to our communities is to invest in the future, and our annual scholarship program does just that. Reviewing the applications is always inspiring, and we are excited to see this year’s applicants!”

In order to apply, students must be a high school or undergraduate student, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be a legal U.S. resident. The first-place winner in the traditional college category will receive a $10,000 scholarship, and the first-place technical school winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Students can visit scfederal.org/scholarship to review the rules and requirements and complete the online application. Applications are due February 3, and winners will be announced in April.

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About South Carolina Federal
Connect with South Carolina Federal Credit Union for products, services and financial literacy. More than 165,000 members and $2 billion strong, the member-owned cooperative operates 24 offices in five major markets to include Charleston, Columbia, Georgetown, Florence and Spartanburg. Over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs are available worldwide through the Allpoint Network. More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at?scfederal.org.