SAVANNAH, GA (February 17, 2015) – This morning the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire received a generous $20,000 donation from Savannah’s Chinese Benevolent Association.
Lily Wong presented the check to Mark Dana, President of the Two Hundred Club, who was flanked on one side by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin and several of his commanders and on the other side by Savannah Fire Chief Charles Middleton and several firefighters.
“We certainly understand that there are so many worthwhile causes in this community that need monetary support and for them to select the Two Hundred Club, we are extremely proud and grateful,” Dana said.
Savannah’s Chinese Benevolent Association was established in 1945 and participated in several City of Savannah sponsored events. “We are most grateful for our opportunities, friendships and guidance from our fellow Savannahians,” Wong said. “So we offer this donation to support and show our appreciation to the police officers and firefighters and their families.”
The Two Hundred Club provides immediate monetary support for the families of fallen police officers and firefighters in the Coastal Empire and Low County.
“One of the things we strive for is awareness that this organization exists,” Dana said. “And when I learned the Chinese Benevolent Association wanted to contribute that money to us, I was extremely proud that our awareness campaign is working.”
Two Hundred Club founder Tak Argentinis and original member Doug Weathers were also present at today’s presentation.