Back in 2011, one of Bluffton’s own collected a Presidential Citizens Medal from the president of the United States. It’s our nation’s second highest civilian honor, bestowed on those who demonstrate “exemplary deeds of service.”
The late Mrs. Ida Martin was the esteemed recipient and it all started with a struggling single mother’s empty refrigerator. After filling the fridge, Mrs. Martin went on to found Bluffton Self Help (BSH), an agency that seeks to break the cycle of poverty by giving access to emergency financial help, food, clothing and computer resources to disadvantaged families in Beaufort County.
In 2016 alone, BSH provided $125,000 in financial help to 355 families who qualified. BSH’s driving mission is to “…provide our neighbors with a solution-oriented resource environment to support their efforts to move toward self-reliance and full potential.”
If that weren’t enough, Mrs. Martin’s legacy has paved the way for the coordination of a number of service projects, including Thanksgiving dinners, toys at Christmas, Easter baskets, warm blankets and coats in winter, and school supplies at the beginning of each school year.
You can participate in Mrs. Martin’s dream! And you can do it by playing golf.
Barbers of the Lowcountry has your tee time set for September 22nd at the inaugural Clipper Cup Golf Tournament, held at the Crescent Pointe Golf club, an Arnold Palmer “Signature Course.” More details to come, but for now…
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