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The Caring Corner

Know a local going the extra mile to make our communities better? We want to celebrate them in LOCAL Life! Send details to [email protected].

The Town of Bluffton has installed four sunscreen dispensers at its public parks and docks, thanks to the initiative and fundraising efforts of Bluffton resident Jessica Deckert Long. The dispensers contain eco-friendly, SPF 30 natural sunscreen and are located at Oyster Factory Dock, Palmetto Bluff Dock, Oscar Frazier Park Pavilion and DuBois Park. The initiative started when Long saw an article on Facebook about the City of Charleston installing sunscreen dispensers and approached Town officials about doing the same in Bluffton. After contacting Town Manager Marc Orlando, Long coordinated a successful fundraising campaign to procure the dispensers and supplies and the Town installed them. Long coordinated a Go Fund Me Campaign on Facebook, where she surpassed her $1,500 goal in 24 hours.

Bluffton Locations: Oyster Factory Dock, Palmetto Bluff Dock, Oscar Frazier Park Pavilion, DuBois Park

The Safe Water for everyone challenge

LOCAL Life employees chipped in $6,700 to help connect one family to public sewer. If just 66 more companies or individuals accept this challenge, the goal of 267 homes will be met. Your company will be featured in an upcoming issue of LOCAL Life if you pledge $6,700 for one family to be connected before Oct. 1. Together, we can fix this problem for good!

Goal: 267 homes ($3 Million)