Chamber Seeking 100 Acts of Service


Published on March 31 2017 9:41 am
Last Updated on March 31 2017 9:44 am
Written by Greg Sapp

What can you do to make your community even better?

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is providing county businesses, organizations and individuals with that opportunity.

The Chamber is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2017 with various events and activities, but one project, 100 Acts of Service, will give the businesses, groups and individuals a chance to prove what a special county we have.

The Chamber invites all businesses and organizations to undertake a project of some kind that benefits people or communities in some way. By the end of 2017, the Chamber hopes to record at least 100 examples of kindness that made a positive difference.

It could be a fundraiser for a local charity, volunteering to clean up after a community event or along a portion of roadway, raking leaves, shoveling snow, washing windows or mowing a yard for a neighbor or a senior citizen, or organizing a brand new event.

No project is too big or small. The choice is entirely up to you, and the choices are many.

The Chamber hopes to record at least 100 examples of how people or communities benefitted form an act of service during the course of this year, and each of those will be recognized in some way at the Chamber Gala in January 2018.

The Chamber is asking everyone that chooses to participate to fill out a simple form. That form can be picked up at the Chamber office, located at 903 N. Keller Drive in Effingham, or by going to the Chamber website at The website also lists potential service project ideas that could be completed.

The Chamber is also aware that some service projects have already been completed this year and is happy to include those on the list. If that's the case, please go to the Chamber website and use the same form.

For more information, phone Greg Sapp at 979XFM and KJ Country 102.3 at 347-5518, Steve Raymond at the Effingham Teutopolis News Report at 342-5583, Michael Wall at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital at 347-1854 or email

The Chamber is excited to see the many acts of service that will be performed during 2017 and says "thanks in advance" to the groups and individuals that will participate.