From staff reports
“Covid definitely dealt us a hard blow, but it didn’t stop us,” said a release from the Beaufort division of the national charity 100 Women Who Care.
The group hasn’t met in person in two years and has lost a few members. Hopefully, both of those things are about to change.
“We’ve had to do this by email for the past two years” coordinator Laura Riski said.
At the quarterly meetings, three local charities make an appeal to be that quarter’s recipient. An immediate vote is taken, and each woman writes a check for $100 to the winner.
That next meeting will be in person – 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at Beaufort’s First Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall of the Education Building, on the corner of North and Church Streets.
“We allow only an hour for our meetings because we are all busy ladies,” Riski said. “We would welcome those who are interested to attend.”
In spite of the COVID restrictions of the past two years, the group continued to raise more than $10,000 every quarter of 2020, 2021, and now 2022.
These monies go directly to charities north of the Broad, and 100 percent of the money is given. 100 Women Who Care doesn’t even have a bank account. Any expenses incurred have been funded by one of the members.