DYK this week is National Suicide Prevention Week? We covered some mental health resources back in April, but mental health is something that affects many people year-round, so it’s always a good time to talk about it and bring awareness. In a year like 2020 especially, it’s important to highlight suicide prevention, as this is a year that has been especially hard for a lot of people.
Thankfully we live in an area where there are local resources to help those who are struggling.
Talking about suicide prevention this morning in an email is definitely not the last time we should have this conversation. Remember to check on your friends and loved ones, who may especially be struggling during this challenging time.
Announced ○ Unlocked Coffee Roasters, a new coffee shop + roastery, has announced their grand opening at Poe West. Join them for live music, gifts and the coffee experience as they unlock their doors Sept. 19th, starting at 8 a.m. ☕ ○ Last week, leaders with Be Pro, Be Proud SCunveiled the new 53-foot, double expandable 18-wheeler that acts as a mobile workshop. The program helps high school students explore job opportunities that don’t require four-year degrees. The 18-wheeler features simulators of different jobs + will make tours around the state. (WIS)
Number ○ $37 million. The amount victims services groups – including nonprofits, sheriff’s offices, police departments, solicitor’s offices and state agencies – across SC will receive in October from federal and state grants. Funds will be distributed from three types of grants: Victims of Crime Act grants, Violence Against Women Act grants, and State Victim Assistance Program grants. (CRBR)
Health ○ We’ve all done it. You experience symptoms, type them into the search bar and then start to sift through all of the “experts” on the internet. But how reliable is the information? Prisma Health primary care physician Jason Liu, MD, offers some questions to ask yourself before you turn to Dr. Google. Ⓟ
TryThis ○ Feeling like it’s time to take on a new hobby?SkillPop is a website designed to virtually guide you through learning a new craft. Here’s a list of classes available this week. 📲
Asked ○ We’re asking for your help to shape the future of GVLtoday. We’ve launched a Reader Feedback Survey to help us better understand who you (our readers) are + what you would like to see in GVLtoday. It takes just a few minutes to complete – and, you can enter to win $100 just for participating. Click here to take the survey.
FeaturedEvent ○ Meals on Wheels of Greenville Virtual Volunteer Orientation | Thursdays in September | 9:30-10 a.m. | Virtual | Free, Register here | Learn about the MOW mission and different ways that you and your friends or family can become involved in delivering #MoreThanMeals to those who need it the most.Ⓟ ○ AutoPack Summit| Thurs., Oct. 1-Fri., Oct. 30 | 10-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free, Register here | Attend a series of free, webinar style presentations given by automotive OEMs, Tier 1 Suppliers, and Packaging Providers throughout the month of October. Ⓟ
FeaturedDeal ○ Hosting a virtual event? Now through 9/30 we’re offering 25% off all event listings. Submit your event here and guarantee that it’s included in our daily newsletter and website. Use promo code 25VIRTUAL at checkout. Ⓟ
Correction ○ Yesterday we told you about Just Say Something’s annual Sunrise Red Ribbon 5K. The correct date for that event is Oct. 3. Learn more here.
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
You asked for more giveaways, and more giveaways you shall receive.
This month, we’re giving away $3,000 towards a relaxing weekend getaway. Whether you want to watch the leaves change over the mountains, or take in the sunset while the waves crash over the ocean with a Mai Tai in-hand; the choice is yours. One grand prize winner will be receiving $3,000 in funds to cover your getaway essentials, including but not limited to: ○ Lodging ○ Spa treatments ○ Local shopping ○ Babysitting fees to leave your kiddos at home ○ Gas and travel expenses
So, who needs an escape? Here’s how to enter: 1. Head over to our website and enter your name, email address and zip code in the giveaway form. You can enter up to once per day + share our giveaway with your friends now through Wed., Sept. 30, 2020 to earn additional chances to win. 2. Bonus (+3):Shareour giveaway with all of your local friends, family or colleagues using your unique link (found on the entry confirmation page). Every person that enters the giveaway using your link will count as an additional 3 entries into the giveaway, increasing your chances to win. 3. Bonus (+1): If you’re not already following us, follow uson Instagram by clicking the link found on the entry confirmation page. You’ll score an additional entry into the giveaway just for following.
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○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
○ The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston has been selected to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial. Approx. 1,500 residents will receive the vaccine, two-thirds will receive the real thing + one-third will receive a placebo. Participants will be monitored for two years. (The State)
○ Meals on Wheels of Greenville has launched ane-card program in an effort to support + provide meals for Greenville’s homebound population, which has seen an increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Greenville Journal)
○ University of South Carolina has reported a total of 1,443 active coronavirus cases on the college campus as of last Friday. A doctor at USC medical school has warned that the school could run out of quarantine space if the cases continue to spike. (The State)
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