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Downtown church to ring bells daily in solidarity with healthcare workers

The Lutheran Church of the Ascension on Wright Square will ring its church bells to honor healthcare workers in the city, nation, and globally. Pastor Sara Cutter says, “Several of our members are in the healthcare industry and on the front lines of this battle. We join in prayer and support of them and all healthcare workers.”

The time is set each day at 8 p.m., which has become the prevalent hour in many places throughout the world.

“This is a simple way to show our support for medical workers everywhere, but especially in Savannah,” says Cantor Tom White, the chief musician of Ascension Lutheran.

Other local churches have been invited to join in.

Savannah Police debut live stream video reporting

The Savannah Police Department is announcing the implementation of a live stream video reporting service that will help social distancing efforts amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Lifesize is a platform which gives officers the ability to communicate with citizens through video conferencing. As calls come through the Chatham County E911 Center, they are sorted by priority depending on the type of call and whether it is a life-threatening or in progress call.

Officers will monitor the system to see which calls match the criteria for this service such as there not being an injured person, a suspect on scene or any evidence to process. Once officers come across those calls, and as resources are available, they will contact the caller to see if they would like to participate in this service.

Mobile users will need to download the free app that is available on any smartphone device. Desktop computers or laptops can access the Lifesize site without downloading an app. This service is only available to those within the Savannah Police jurisdiction. 

Chatham County Animal Shelter open for adoption

By appointment only, you can come meet your future furry companion.

“To minimize the risks in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and Chatham County Health Department, we are limiting the number of citizens in our facility at any one time,” they say.

They can be reached at (912) 652-6575 or through their website,  animalservices.chathamcountyga.gov/, following the “contact us” link at the top of the screen.

“Once arriving at the shelter, visitors can call the front desk at the above number to be checked in.  After checking in, we ask that you wait in your vehicle or outside the building until we are able to serve you. We will continue to adopt and take in animals as needed,” they say.

They have posted the animals available for adoption on their Facebook page. In many cases, they can conduct VIRTUAL ADOPTIONS.

“If you see an adoptable animal on our Facebook page that interests you but are hesitant to come into the facility, we can send you a detailed video of the dog or cat, as well as, meet you outside the facility to avoid crowds to complete the adoption process,” they say.

Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah online viewing parties

They usually screen films at the Sentient Bean, but PFS is now holding online viewing parties. Simply join the open Facebook group, “The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah” at facebook.com/groups/2519522234807695

It’s free to join and get the “secret link” to watch, but voluntary donations are gladly accepted.

Coming up:

Bizarre, Forgotten 1965 Sci-Fi Horror Dud “Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster”: When a half-man/half-robot U.S. Astronaut’s space capsule is shot down by a sultry Martian Princess in her flying saucer, he crash lands on the island of Puerto Rico. However, his electronic brain is damaged in the crash and he begins terrorizing random citizens with his superhuman strength. 8 p.m. March 25

Recent, Acclaimed Documentary will we stream?: Packed with candid interviews, rare archival clips and insight from a broad cast of movie-industry insiders and hardcore fans, it’s a real treat that won awards at film fests before enjoying a brief theatrical run. Take a chance and be pleasantly surprised. 8 p.m. March 29

What Asian-made Action-Drama will we show?: Considered one of the finest examples of this particular style of cinema ever made, this critically adored and beautifully made crime thriller is exhilarating and mesmerizing. It was directed by one of the most influential Asian filmmakers of all-time and stars a leading man of Asian cinema. 8 p.m. April 1

Creative Coast virtual coffee break

Come together via Zoom for a mid-morning coffee meetup. They want to hear how things are going for you amidst the Coronavirus pandemic and self-quarantine. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, but remember you’ll be on camera. As Kevin Lawver stated in his Working and Managing in a Remote World presentation, “if you don’t wear pants, don’t stand up.”

March 26, 10-11 a.m.MAR26

Register at Zoom link to attend: thecreativecoast.org/event/virtual-coffee-and-zoom?fbclid=IwAR3uvN-r5aORfn5Bib7MYUAeq7KcUrBe0y7Z3hv-jnsjLM8v19RdoLLGDcE

Gratitude Circles on Zoom

Gratitude Circle with Joanne Morton. Call starts at 1 p.m., Share gratitude at 1:11 Over by 1:30. All are welcome. Join Zoom Meeting at us04web.zoom.us/j/525447405?pwd=NFQxaEJ0bG1LdjVDWmZqZlRVS0ZzQT09

Pete the Cat

Readings readings every day at noon: https://bit.ly/3bhuzu7 

 

Front Porch Improv

They are streaming improv shows:  www.facebook.com/frontporchimprov/ 

Local Savannah Makers Pop Up

A pop up shopping page for our local Savannah makers, from Abode. “As COVID-19 makes an impact on our society, many makers and artists rely on markets that are being cancelled.  Our goal with this webpage is to replace some of that lost income, with your help. Plus, you’ll enjoy the lasting benefit of locally handmade goods,” they say.

abodesavannah.com/pages/savannahmakersonline?mc_cid=c1060e2157&mc_eid=91f319eadb

Urban Hope provides grab & go lunches

Urban Hope, a non-profit dedicated to the children of Savannah, will provide grab & go lunches to individuals 18 years and younger. 

Beginning March 23,  Urban Hope will utilize their Kids Cafe program through Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia to administer lunches at St. Paul’s C.M.E. located at 1601 Barnard Street in Savannah, GA. 

“The Urban Hope staff will safely distribute the lunches from noon-1 p.m, Monday - Friday while SCCPSS schools are closed. Additionally,  thanks to our generous donors and volunteers, the children will be provided with some fun take home activities to help ease the transition of being home. Our friends at Loop-It-Up Savannah gave us the idea to provide children with art materials or engaging activities during this time off from school,” they say.

Executive Director, Covardis Broadie, “Because we are an open site, we will also be serving the children of the neighborhood. We will be doing this until SCCPSS schools open back up.”

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