Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Justin Graham was critically injured March 16 when his scooter struck a metal plate on Flat Shoals Avenue.
EAST ATLANTA — The friends of an uninsured man who suffered a spinal cord injury in a Flat Shoals Avenue scooter accident are raising funds to cover his medical bills. Justin Graham, 32, is at Grady Memorial Hospital, following the March 16 incident in the 700 block of Flat Shoals Ave. Graham, a manager of the Vortex in Little Five Points, faces at least four weeks of rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center when he is released. Graham's friends are collecting donations through an Indiegogo.com fundraising page to help defray the Pascagoula, Miss. native's medical bills. "We've been best friends since we were kids," Graham's friend, Heath Ladnier, told East Atlanta Patch. "He doesn’t have insurance; he was having enough trouble because his …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Friends look to help Grant Park business following burglary.
Friends and customers of Intown Healthy Hound owners James and Bridget Galloway are hosting benefit fundraiser Dec. 13 following the Nov. 28 burglary in which thieves stole $35,000 in dog food from the couple's storage warehouse. The event, Rebound the Hound Benefit for Intown Healthy Hound, is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hodgepodge Coffee House, 720 Moreland Ave. SE in East Atlanta. It will be free and there will be free food and live music, but folks are asked to make a financial contribution of $20 each toward the fundraising efforts to defray the loss, which won't be covered by insurance. Such a serious financial hit threatens to close the business. It's one reason why Krystle McNeill Rodriguez, one of Hodgepodge's owners, was …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sound Table in Old Fourth Ward to host Art for Armadillos.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
by Hallie Lieberman I am on the board of the non profit, AWARE (Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort). AWARE is committed to the preservation and restoration of wildlife and its habitat through wildlife rehabilitation and education. Please join us this Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Sound Table, 483 Edgewood Ave. SE in Old Fourth Ward for the fundraiser, Art for Armadillos. There will be music, a wine tasting, art for auction, ART BY THE ANIMALS for auction, and even one of the ambassador animals will be making an appearance! Tickets are $20 and I have a few available if you are interested. In exchange for donating the space, the event will be cash bar. If you can't make it, please show your support by liking AWARE's Facebook page. Thanks.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Intown Healthy Hound also offering a 20 percent discount on pet costumes.
Come by Intown Healthy Hound at 891 Cherokee Ave. and the fantastic volunteers from the Community Garden will wash your dog for $15 to raise money for their amazing cause. The dogwashing is Oct. 27 until 3 p.m. IHH is offering 20% off all costumes so you can take your clean costumed dog to the pet parade at the Grant Park Farmer’s Market at noon on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Glenwood restaurant to host event for captain from Station 13.
The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department's Station 13, here in East Atlanta, is hosting a fundraiser at the Glenwood Neighborhood Pub Aug. 25 to collect funds to help offset expenses stemming from an illness one of their own is battling. A 20-year veteran of AFRD, Capt. Greg Wise went to the hospital for what he thought was appendicitis, Chris Chaffin, a co-worker and friend, told East Atlanta Patch. It turned out to be cancer, Chaffin said. Chaffin and fellow fireman, Joey Shoemaker, are responsible for the 7 p.m. fundraiser at the Glenwood, which will feature drink specials food and live music. "He's been on the job for over 20 years and we're trying to do a benefit to raise money because he was the main breadwinner for his family," Chaffin …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Annual event raises $1,300 for two organizations
While more than 40 canine beasts romped ’neath a full moon, Stone Soup Kitchen’s annual Doggie Party raised $1,000 on Saturday night for Atlanta ResponsiBully Coalition, a new nonprofit organization that aims to dispel the myths about bully breeds. “I love that we do this party each year,” said Jason MacDonald, co-owner of SSK. “It just keeps getting better and better.” The slap-happy, tail-wagging event drew about 85 neighbors and also earned $300 for Grant Park Dogs; those funds are for more doggie cleanup bags. “This is our first fundraiser and it’s been awesome,” said Ashley Derrick, president of ResponsiBully. “We want to let everyone know we are here and ready to educate the pubic on the awesome-ness of bully breeds and on how …