By Ashley Wilson
May 15, 2011
The past few months have created a whirlwind of outreach opportunities for Georgia Watch. We have led consumer workshops on issues ranging from identity theft to affordable hospital care in communities from Stone Mountain to Albany. We spread the word about Georgia’s leading consumer organization to a diverse variety of Georgians including Rotarians and Optimists, college students, NPU members, seniors, community organizations and members of impactful city ministries across the state. We were particularly honored to be invited in March to distribute important consumer information to servicemen and women on a wide spectrum of issues alongside the great staff of Army Community Service at Ft. Gordon.The first of our spring/summer outdoor events kicked off in April with Roswell Day of Hope. Dozens of service and faith-based organizations as well as prominent community leaders participated in the event, offering community services, free groceries, health and dental screenings and a job fair to hundreds of people in need. Several of the Georgia Watch staff were on hand to help people with their healthcare and utility issues and distribute information about our organization and explain how we advocate tirelessly for all Georgians.
We are currently in the planning stages of a number of summer events with community partners. If you are interested in having us lead a consumer workshop at your civic, faith or service club or other organization, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, remember to keep tabs on our whereabouts by following us on Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to being in your community in the near future!