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Color Effingham County Blue comes up gold for local law enforcement
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Susie Davis, founder of Color Effingham County Blue, presents checks from the fundraising effort to Lisa Bush of Manna House, Effingham Sheriffs Office Chief Deputy Richard Bush and Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie. - photo by Photo provided

Effingham County showed its true color, blue, last fall with over $1,500 in cash and prizes were awarded to the law enforcement officers and their families at the kick-off of Color Effingham County Blue.

A “soda fountain” provided an ice cream sundae bar along with all the fixings which were donated by area food vendors. In December, net proceeds of $410 from the sale of blue ribbons were evenly distributed between Effingham County Project Life Saver and Manna House.

Effingham County Project Life Saver is a service through the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office with the ECSO absorbing the costs. Project Life Saver provides bracelets costing $250 each and monthly maintenance support to our neighbors dealing with cognitive disorders.

Manna House feeds 650 families monthly and distributed over 1 million pounds of food and school uniforms to those in need last year. This service is supported by Effingham churches and through the donations reisdents to the food bank and items to be sold in the thrift store.

The support of this effort has grown CEBC into an annual event that will include all first responders of Effingham County. CECB also will lend a helping hand to first responders in time of need.

The first major project will be assisting the widow of an officer with a home repair project. CECB will serve as a source of encouragement to first responders and their families during difficult times such as an illness or accident.

The mission of Color Effingham County Blue is to bring positive awareness to the elite law enforcement of Effingham County.

Oak Grove Church of Christ has stepped up to prepare a meal for the first responders.

To volunteer, contact Susie Davis at (912) 675-0283 or email