Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach hosted their 20th Annual Golf Tournament on May 30 at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek on John’s Island. More than 100 golfers and volunteers came together to raise $43,500. Donations from the annual event will help to provide educational programs, health services and direct emergency assistance to families on James, Johns and Wadmalaw Islands who are suffering from poverty, unemployment and illness. Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach provides educational opportunities and resource assistance that encourage self-sufficiency and the desire for a better future for area residents.
“We are so grateful for the support we continue to receive from our incredible sponsors and donors,” says Executive Director, Sister Mary Joseph. “It’s hard to believe this is the 20th golf tournament and we look forward to many more successful fundraisers that bring us all together for one very special reason – to provide hope and valuable resources to those in our community who are struggling nearly every day.”
The day-long event’s lead sponsors were the David and Susan Schoenholz Foundation, Roper Saint Francis Healthcare, Koenig Construction Inc., At Your Service, and Energy One America. Long-time Our Lady of Mercy supporter and owner of Koenig Construction Inc., Steve Koenig, was awarded the “Golden Putter” award in recognition of his 20 years of service to the nonprofit.
“It is through the love and dedication of people like Mr. Koenig that we are able to continue in our mission to make a positive impact in the lives of those who need it the most on the Sea Islands,” explains Lorraine McDermott, chairperson of the board of directors for Our Lady of Mercy Outreach. “We thank every single golfer, sponsor, volunteer and staff member for their faithful participation and we simply couldn’t do it without their support.”
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach is a nonprofit organization serving individuals and families suffering from poverty, lack of education and illness on Johns, James and Wadmalaw Islands as well as in downtown Charleston through their sister organization, the Neighborhood House. Established in 1989, Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach provides support to more than 11,000 residents each year through educational programs, health services including pre-natal and dental care, and by offering emergency assistance services for basic human needs such as food pantry and clothing availability.
To learn more, visit www.olmoutreach.org.