SouthWood Signage Grant Awarded to Charlotte Rescue Mission

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SouthWood Corporation (www.southwoodcorp.com), which provides image-conscious signage and graphics for clients nationwide, has awarded a $5000 “Identifying Our Community” Grant to Charlotte Rescue Mission. The grant includes the design, fabrication and installation of signage at their location at 907 West First Street.

Charlotte Rescue Mission provides residential programs for homeless, jobless men and women with alcohol and drug addiction issues. “This signage grant from SouthWood will allow us greater exposure and clearer identity within the community and with the men and women we serve,” says Rev. Anthony Marciano II, executive director of Charlotte Rescue Mission.

The award to Charlotte Rescue Mission is the sixth in a series of grants to be awarded by SouthWood to nonprofits in the Charlotte area. SouthWood’s Identifying Our Community Grant program will grant a total of $100,000 worth of signage and services to eligible nonprofit organizations to install new signage or upgrade existing signage to create a positive environment. Grants will be awarded in quarterly $5000 increments to a different nonprofit every quarter.

“Our community has been a vital part of SouthWood’s success over the last 40 years and it is with sincere pleasure and excitement that we have this opportunity to give something back,” says Amy Spang, spokesperson for SouthWood Corporation. “We hope this grant initiative makes our community a better place for all its citizens.”

Grants are awarded based on the eligibility criteria listed below.
· Organization must be a 501 (c) (3)

· Organization must be located in Mecklenburg County

· Organization must be able to show how it will significantly benefit from this grant and how it will further serve its mission

· Organizations applying to upgrade existing signage must show significant issues with existing signage

Organizations may submit applications to SouthWood through www.southwoodcorp.com. Applicants may also call 704-588-5000 x149 to obtain an application via fax or U.S. Mail. Applicants must provide six photos of their current (or proposed) signage and its location relative to roads, buildings and driveways. Logos, graphic standards guide or brand artwork must also accompany the application.

The application deadline for the next SouthWood Identifying Our Community Grant is April 15, 2010. The next grant recipient will be chosen at the end of April.

About SouthWood Corporation
SouthWood specializes in the creation and implementation of image-conscious custom signage and graphics. SouthWood will design, plan, build, install and manage the project from concept to completion for clients throughout the U.S., Caribbean and beyond. Founded in 1970, SouthWood has earned a reputation for helping clients figure out what they need, getting it done right and on time, and providing service and quality that generate referrals and repeat business. Call 800-727-6884 or visit www.southwoodcorp.com for more information.

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