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Letter to the editor
Help color Effingham County blue July 31
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Dear Editor,

Color Effingham County Blue expresses sincere thanks and gratitude to our neighbors who continue to show their support for our law enforcement and first responders of Effingham County since the inception of Color Effingham County Blue in October. It is uplifting and encouraging to hear stories of folks dropping off food for our officers or paying for their meals, some anonymously at restaurants. This attitude of gratitude is exactly what this organization’s goal was from its inception.

In light of recent events in our country, we want to once again bring to the forefront our law enforcement that put their lives on the line every single day when they put on that uniform and leave their families for work.

Sunday, July 31, is a day we ask you set aside to once again honor these Effingham County heroes. We ask that churches please make this Sunday one that honors our heroes, including all first responders, by first and foremost praying for them and their families. We want to collect bottles of water, Gatorade and canned soft drinks in addition bring candy, crackers, energy bars, gum, mints, cookies, etc. anything easy for them to take along in their vehicles.

Let’s turn Effingham County blue on July 31 by simply wearing blue that day. Please take photos of you and your friends dressed in blue. You can also include pictures of the items you collect as a church, organization, office, neighborhood, etc.

This is just the beginning of the vision we have for the Effingham County heroes. Effingham County is home to approximately 300 heroes with 211 of those serving in law enforcement. There are projects for our first responders that need attention. To be successful, we need volunteers.

This is the least we can do. We can be the example to help show the state and country how to take care of our neighbors in blue. Please give us a call at (912) 675-0283 or send us an email at to volunteer or seek more information.

Susie Davis