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Brevard Foster Families Appreciate Free Night Out Courtesy Of Donors


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 4:18pm

Transylvania County Department of Social Services Foster Care and Social Workers Melissa Wells (left) and Angie Gillespie (right) draw the names of two local foster families: Amanda McCall and Emily and Chase Sikorski. Each family wins a $100 gift certificate to Rocky's. Bracken Mountain Design Build (BMDB) and Lawrence King (a BMDB customer) purchased the certificates to help local small businesses and families recover from pandemic-related economic challenges

In the best-case scenarios for charitable giving, the costs are shared and the impact is doubled or tripled. That is exactly what Birmingham-based attorney Lawrence King of Simmons, Ford & Spree, P.C. set in motion when he purchased a $100 gift certificate from Rocky's Grill & Soda Shop.

In mid-March, King learned that gift certificates were the best way to support Brevard businesses after North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper put a stay-at-home order into effect. That order shut down most retail and dining businesses to stem the spread of COVID-19.

King, who has been bringing his...

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