November 4, 2021 Vol. 11, Issue 22
TEN COUNTIES | ONE UPSTATE | STRONGER TOGETHER
Alston Wilkes Society: Rebuilding Lives for a Safer Community

Written By: Alston Wilkes Society

The mission of the Alston Wilkes Society is Rebuilding Lives for a Safer Community. Founded in 1962 by the Reverend Eli Alston Wilkes, AWS began its service by working with currently incarcerated individuals to provide them the tools and resources needed to become productive members of their community. Since that time, our programs have grown to include at-risk youth and adults, Veterans and their families, and those currently or formerly involved with the justice system.

AWS operates a high-management youth home, four Residential Reentry Centers, two transitional facilities for homeless Veterans, eight statewide community service offices, and two offices providing Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). These programs and facilities provide counseling and assistance to our clients that include housing counseling services, personal financial planning, transportation services, income support services, and legal services.

Sustaining Way: Creating Sustainable, Caring and Equitable Communities

Written By: Sustaining Way

Sustaining Way is a community based nonprofit that uses education, collaboration, and advocacy to create sustainable, caring and equitable communities for current and future generations. In order to accomplish this mission, Sustaining Way’s demonstration and educational site, Annie’s House, is located in the Nicholtown community at 60 Baxter St, Greenville just off the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Current programs and projects include:

Annie’s House
Annie’s House demonstrates the feasibility of living more sustainably. Food and energy costs create a burden for many. Sustaining Way seeks to leverage partners to improve food access, education opportunities, and home energy efficiency, bridging the gap between people care and environmental stewardship. This demonstration site is our base of operations and food grown here is distributed through our programs.

An Update from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)

Written By: Scott Carr, Vice President-Commercial Business & Communications, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District

As we approach the end of 2021, we can look back on a very busy year for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Despite the economic turmoil generated by the pandemic, your hometown airport has added new air service, further developed our air cargo capabilities, added new amenities, and invested millions of dollars in our facilities to better serve the community.

On November 17, 2021, Contour Airlines will begin new nonstop service to Nashville, TN. This is the second new airline and the fourth new nonstop destination introduced at GSP in 2021. At the same time, airlines have restored service to all routes that were temporarily suspended due to the pandemic. This brings nonstop service to a total of 22 destinations, the most ever in the airport’s history.


Saturday, November 6th | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
220 Maxwell Avenue - Greenwood

Tuesday, November 9th | 5:00 to 8:00
Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater

Table Rock Lodge
TATT CHAT - GSP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UPDATE

TODAY | 3:00 to 4:00 PM

GUEST SPEAKER: Scott Carr, Vice President-Commercial Business & Communications, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District


JOIN US FOR OUR 11th ANNUAL
CELEBRATING SUCCESSES EVENT

WHEN:
November 17th | 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:
Greenville Convention Center
1 Exposition Drive Greenville, SC

SCHEDULE:
10:00-10:30 AM | Opening Registration

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Event Program
(Elevate Upstate Grant & Award Presentations)

12:00 - 1:00 PM | Lunch Reception
GIVE HELP

SHUCK CANCER OYSTER ROAST
American Cancer Society
(GREENVILLE COUNTY)

Junior League of Spartanburg
(SPARTANBURG COUNTY)

KARAOKE FOR A CAUSE
Make-A-Wish Foundation
(GREENVILLE COUNTY)