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2020

Last Chance to Participate!

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December 10th is the last day of our 30 Days of Giving Project and its quickly approaching. Remember, for every item donated to our Toys for Tots or Lowcountry Food Bank drive, we will donate $1 to One80 Place. Ravenel Associates will also match any monetary donations made through www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ravenel-associates dollar for dollar. Stop by and see us. Donation boxes are available in the 960 Morrison office lobby.

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Veterans Day Matching Gift Challenge

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Today is a great day to make a donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ravenel-associates

From: Lowcountry Food Bank
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:26 AM
Subject: Veterans Day Matching Gift Challenge

Your gift makes twice the impact for Veterans Day

Help support our Veterans with access to nutritious food.

Dean and Laurie Hubbs are matching your gift

dollar for dollar up to $12,000 this Veterans day.

To honor Lowcountry veterans, Dean and Laurie Hubbs are challenging community members like you to support our targeted Veterans Programs.

Starting today until November 13th, each donation will have double the impact during this matching challenge while providing meals and fresh produce to veterans who struggle with hunger. The goal for this dollar-for-dollar match is to raise a total of $24,000!

Dean Hubbs is a United States Marine Corps veteran, served our country for 25 years in multiple combat deployments and was in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. "We believe in the mission of the LCFB," said Dean Hubbs. "Laurie and I want to honor our fellow veterans for their service and lead the fight against veteran hunger in our community."

In 2019, LCFB prepared 7,110 meals in our Zucker Family Production Kitchen and distributed more than 4,254 pounds of fresh produce to veterans and their families.

Donations raised through this challenge will help provide healthy food distributions in partnership with Soldier’s Angels and Patriot Villas, and nutritious food for the Tri-County Veterans Support Network emergency food pantry in the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center which helps address diet-related health issues.

Launched in 2019, we are able to help Veterans like Felix, who visits the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.

More than 8% of the state's veterans live in poverty and more than 22% of SC veterans have a service-connected disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Our targeted Veterans Programs will continue to address the needs of our nation’s heroes.

Thank them for their bravery.

Sincerely,

Brenda Shaw

Chief Development Officer

PS- If you are currently serving or have served our nation, we are grateful for your leadership and bravery. Today, we honor you with our LCFB veteran employees Chris Cissell, Darron Knecht, Darryl Johnson, James Drass, Jeremy Harvey, Johnnie Gibson, Larry Mayo and Walt Gray.

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30 Days of Giving starts today!

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Today we begin 30 Days of Giving. Since this year has been especially difficult for our community, we’re getting very ambitious!

We will accept donations for Lowcountry Food Bank and Toys for Tots for the next 30 days. For every item donated to either, Ravenel Associates will donate $1 to One80 Place.You will find donation boxes in the 960 Morrison office lobby.

Here is a list of the most needed items by the Food Bank. You may make a monetary donation, if you prefer by following this link: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ravenel-associates.

To learn more about the programs we’ve chosen, please click on their link.


*Please share this announcement with family and friends.

Tropical Storm Isaias

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We are monitoring tropical storm Isaias closely and encourage everyone to make preparations now by securing any outdoor items that may prove hazardous in high winds. We will arrange for any post storm clean up as soon as possible.

Please watch for announcements from the local weather stations or NOAA (National Hurricane Center) Weather Radio. In the Charleston area, the frequency for the NOAA is 162.550-162.450. While the television is usually preferable, the power may go out as the storm approaches making battery operated radios the way to go.

South Carolina Emergency Management Division (scemd.org) has an excellent 14 page guide with emergency contact numbers and preparation guides if you plan to stay home for the storm. Charleston County’s website is also useful for determining road closures and openings.

“While it is still too early to know exactly what the impacts of Hurricane Isaias will be on the city, the time for citizens to prepare is now,” said City of Charleston Emergency Management Director Shannon Scaff. “Make sure your family has a plan and emergency supplies in place, and continue to monitor local media for the latest information about the storm.”

Other useful sites include:

The National Hurricane Center - www.nhc.noaa.gov

The Weather Channel - https://weather.com

American Red Cross - www.redcross.org

Charleston County - https://www.charlestoncounty.org

Town of Seabrook Island - http://www.townofseabrookisland.org

Social Distancing Measures

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Dear valued clients and friends of Ravenel Associates,

We would like to share an update on how Ravenel is responding to the rapidly changing environment caused by the continued spreading of coronavirus (COVID-19). Our firm is devoted to the health and safety of our people, clients, and communities we serve. With safety as our primary concern, Ravenel is taking all necessary precautions with each decision oriented around our people and our clients.

In an effort to limit exposure to COVID-19, Ravenel’s physical office locations are officially closing to visitors. As the situation is quickly changing, we do not know how long this policy will be in effect, but we are prepared to serve clients for an extended period, as well as in limited situations at client locations. We are swiftly shifting to provide social distance among our team members without disrupting operations and still allowing our clients to work with us as you normally would each day.

A few items to note:

  • The methods of reaching us remain the same - our email addresses and phone numbers have not changed.
  • We will limit in-person meetings. Instead of in-person meetings, we encourage the use of video-conferencing technology.
  • In certain limited, case-by-case situations, which we will strongly evaluate, we’ll serve clients at their locations while our clients are implementing their own remote response plans.
  • We remain dedicated to our client relationships. If we need to adjust how an engagement is approached due to your changing requirements or ours, we’re committed to being nimble and collaborative.
  • Proactive and open communication continues to be a hallmark of how we serve. We are regularly communicating updates to our people and to our clients, so as we evolve in this situation, we expect to update you again.

Despite the disruptions to daily life caused by COVID-19, we are committed to delivering an exceptional client experience, and our passion for helping our clients achieve their goals has not diminished in the wake of this national crisis. Regardless of what lies ahead, one thing we can count on is each other. We care about our families, fellow team members, our clients and our communities, and we will be in this together, supporting one another throughout this unprecedented situation until this unusual time has passed.

We are grateful for the trust you have placed with us. Please contact your Ravenel team members with any questions or needs. We hope you and your family remain safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Jules Deas
President

COVID-19 Updates

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3/13/2020 12:21 PM
As we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely, the health and well-being of our clients and employees is of utmost importance to us.

As a critical partner to your community, we also understand that limiting any impact this health event could have on our service to our clients is imperative. We are keenly focused on our preparedness efforts to maintain a safe work environment for our employees and to sustain our business operations.

Security, safety and well-being are integral to our business processes and infrastructure. We are committed to keeping our operations running smoothly so that we can provide you with the best possible service.

As a precautionary measure, Ravenel Associates has implemented the following control measures designed to minimize the risk of impact to our services:

  • Enabling work from home capabilities for essential employees
  • Requesting heightened levels of hygiene. To facilitate, we offer hand sanitizer and liquid soap for handwashing.
  • Restricting office entrance to individuals who have a fever or other flu symptoms or have visited a Coronavirus hotspot in the last 14 days.
  • Limiting all non-essential business travel
  • Implementing additional control measures as events unfold.

We will continue to monitor this fluid situation and will work to ensure essential services remain operable. For decades, Ravenel Associates has demonstrated unwavering support to our clients in past emergency situations, and in dealing with the present circumstances, we will continue to use every effort to deliver uninterrupted essential services to all our clients.

Thank you,

Jules Deas
President

Community Blood Drive-March 5th

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Ravenel Associates will be hosting a community blood drive at our downtown location on Thursday, March 5th from 10AM - 3PM. All donors will receive light refreshments and $20 Visa gift cards provided by The Blood Connection.

Please consider donating blood. Your donation could save three lives.
Click here to schedule your appointment today!


Should anyone choose to donate their gift card to The Lowcountry Food Bank, Ravenel Associates will match your donation dollar for dollar. Since every dollar donated helps provide 6 meals, the difference we can make together is exponential.

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