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The Ricky Sapp Foundation

Posted by August Mize on Sep 18, 2020 11:06:30 AM

As the community credit union, Carolina Trust prides itself on living out the credit union philosophy, "people helping people." From the way we do business to our community involvement, we show our care for the community. We look for these same core values in the organizations we work with, which is why it is such an honor to work with The Ricky Sapp Foundation.

The Ricky Sapp Foundation was formed by NFL Veteran Linebacker Ricky Sapp to help kids become their very best and educate adults that their actions matter. Ricky saw the opportunity to take his platform and encourage youth to make positive changes within themselves, their schools, and communities. With his foundation, he's had the chance to speak to kids at school pep rallies, team sporting events, banquets, pre-games, college classes, etc. This past year, Ricky paired up with Carolina Trust for the I'm a Buddy Not a Bully project, where he attended school visits and spoke to kids about bullying and how it affected his life.

Along with motivational speaking, Ricky holds several events throughout the year with his foundation.

Since the NFL, Ricky has been very active in the football community. The Ricky Sapp Youth Football Camp is held in Bamberg, SC, annually. NFL pros, friends, and family assist Ricky with the camp.

The Ricky Sapp Foundation also holds an annual Back-to-School Drive, where they've provided hundreds of kids with support such as backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, new shoes, and more. Carolina Trust had the opportunity to help The Ricky Sapp Foundation with its Back-To-School Drive this year. It was heartwarming to see each child's excitement as they got to select a backpack full of supplies.

Click here for more information about The Ricky Sapp Foundation and how they're helping our community. Also, check out the Living Local Carolina Segment below, where show host Rainee Romero sits down with Ricky Sapp for an inside exclusive about his foundation.

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Topics: Home, Life & School

Never Forget: A Personal Account of 9/11 From Retired FDNY, David Turner

Posted by August Mize on Sep 11, 2020 11:23:29 AM

Last Year, I sat down with David Turner FDNY and talked to him about his personal account of the September 11th terrorist attacks as a New York City Firefighter. The write up below, was included as the Community Focus piece in the September 2019 Caroliner.

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Topics: Home, Life & School

Thanks for Voting Us WMBF News Best in Banking!

Posted by August Mize on Sep 4, 2020 11:39:16 AM

For the second year in a row, Carolina Trust was named WMBF News' Best in Banking in their Best of the Grand Strand Contest. It is such an honor to be voted as "Best Bank" by members of the Grand Strand Community.

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Topics: Home, Life & School

Adoption, The Paw-fect Option For You!

Posted by August Mize on Aug 28, 2020 8:49:23 AM

On August 26th, we celebrated National Dog Day; A day dedicated to appreciating man's best friend and the joys that they bring to our lives. If you are considering making the addition of a furry friend to your family, I encourage you to check out your local animal shelter. There are many shelters in our local community with wonderful animals looking for their forever home.

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Topics: Home, Life & School

The 6 Best Places on Coastal Carolina University's Campus

Posted by August Mize on Aug 20, 2020 8:35:48 AM

Like most things in 2020, the start of a new school year looks a little different this year for the students at Coastal Carolina University. Unlike previous years, the freshmen class will move onto campus without an official orientation, which showcases many of the school's significant highlights. As a Coastal alumnus, I've put together a list of my favorite spots to check out around campus. Click here for a map of the campus to guide you around to each of my favorite spots.

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Coastal Carolina University

Tax Free Weekend: How to Shop Like a Pro

Posted by August Mize on Aug 7, 2020 3:57:08 PM

With the start of a new school year right around the corner, its time to start filling up the cart with back-to-school items. If the rows and rows of school supplies at Walmart and Target haven't already sucked you in, then Tax-Free Weekend is the perfect time to grab some of the key items that may be on your list.

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

Coastal Carolina University Online Art Gallery

Posted by August Mize on Jul 28, 2020 8:53:16 AM
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5 Ways to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jun 5, 2020 4:40:25 PM

Planning for hurricane season and other potential natural disasters can be stressful, and doing so during the COVID-19 Pandemic adds new levels of preparation to consider. In these stressful circumstances, having quick access to supplies, finances, insurance, medical, and other personal records is crucial for quickly and efficiently, starting the process of recovery. Collecting and securing these items now will give you peace of mind in the event of an emergency. It will ensure that you have everything you need to start the recovery process without delay. With two tropical storms, Arthur and Bertha, emerging before hurricane season even begins, we want to make sure you have the information that you need to be prepared. Here are a few tips to get you started:

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

Meet Chauncey

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on May 7, 2020 1:53:18 PM

Head and shoulders above the crowd, with a striking gold comb and a proud strut, Chauncey is easily distinguishable among the array of students, faculty and staff at Coastal Carolina University. As if his distinct look is not eye-catching enough, his fiercely loyal and fun-loving personality has a magnetic effect on all of those who meet him.

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Coastal Carolina University

Activities To Do With Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Apr 20, 2020 4:51:45 PM

We know that you may be getting a little stir crazy, as most of the country is operating under a mandatory Stay-At-Home Order. While kids are out of school and parents are working from home, it's easy to run out of fun activities and allow isolation to get the best of you. Carolina Trust has put together a list of fun activities to do with your kids while you’re stuck at home together.

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

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