ServeAthens 2014

With heartfelt appreciation...

ACMin thanks all the donors, business sponsors, musicians, service organizations, runners, and volunteers who gave of their time and resources to make ServeAthens ICN 2014 a success. God blessed this event abundantly!

     * 22 runners participated in the 5k run/walk to serve.
     * 11 service organizations attended the volunteer recruitment fair.
     * Volunteer service teams represented 13 different local churches and schools.
     * Volunteers served at 17 project sites.
     * The Red Cross collected 14 pints of blood, and were able to serve 42 patients in need of blood.
     * Approximately 140 total volunteers gave of their time and energy to serve in our community.

The event was also covered by the Athens Banner Herald - check out the article here!

Recap video

A big thanks goes to Kevin Johnson at JC Media Group, who grabbed some awesome footage of our teams serving - check out the recap video here!

Event sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

- Green Acres Baptist Church
- Subway
- Kohl's
- Athens YMCA

Gold Sponsors

- Fortson, Bentley, & Griffin, P.A.
- Chick Music
- First Madison Bank & Trust
- JC Media Group
- Spine Care & Pain Management
- Georgia Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Dermatology

Silver Sponsors

- Publix
- Chick-fil-a
- Jamie Lovett @ Kharisma Salon
- Main Street Salon
- Chops & Hops
- Transamerica Financial Advisors
- HealthSource of Oconee

Volunteer teams representing...

- ACMin 
- Athens Church
- One Hope Church
- Covenant Care Services
- BYX at UGA
- Green Acres Baptist Church
- Living Hope Church
- Watkinsville First Baptist Church
- Grace Fellowship Church
- On the Rock Offroad
- Chestnut Grove Baptist Church
- Western Wake Bible Chapel
- Antioch Christian Church

Projects completed

1) S.H.A.A.R.E. - stair railing on back porch was secured for an elderly couple.
2) S.H.A.A.R.E. - fixed a leaky bathroom sink and completed other minor repairs at the home of another elderly woman.
3) Food Bank of NEGA - volunteers sorted and packed various food donations.
4) ALCES - helped staff sort through items in the buildings and pack up in preparation for their move to new facilities.
5) Books for Keeps - sorted books that had been donated for elementary school children
6) Learning Ally - volunteers were given a tour of the studio, then helped proof current audio book recording projects
7) Talmage Terrace/Lanier Gardens - visited and talked with residents
8) Emeritus @ Peachtree Village - played the piano and visited with residents
9) Creative Community Services - project for a CCS host family: removed wallpaper from bathroom, pressure washed driveway, donated paint to re-paint trim around windows and doors
10) Creative Community Services - project for a CCS host family: trimmed tree in backyard, replaced step on back porch, installed gate on front porch, built and installed a 2nd gate for porch, repaired shelving in several closets, assembled a basketball goal.
11) Athens Community Council on Aging - served as course monitors for ACCA's 5k/12k
12) Water bottle delivery - volunteers passed out water bottles downtown, in coordination with a local methodist church that was serving a meal 
13) East Athens Community Center - painting, building maintenance, cleaning
14) Heritage Park - cleaning out historic village, bleaching white fence along park entrance
15) Extra Special People - painting, cleaning property in preparaiton for summer camp programs
16) Casa de Amistad - clean-up of the property along the road
17) Athens Prayer Network - general house repairs and maintenance

5k donations

- Em's Kitchen
- Earth Fare
- Jamie Lovett @ Kharisma Salon
- Urban Sanctuary
- Chick-fil-a
- Jittery Joe's
- Fatz Cafe
- 1000 Faces Coffee
- The Classic Center
- Kinnucan's
- Marti's at Midday
- Trader Joe's