The popular Southern department store chain, Belk, is celebrating 130 years in business. In honor of that milestone, the retailer is visiting towns across their 16-state footprint to recognize local communities. 
On Saturday, April 21, Kelly Freese, Belk store manager at Oglethorpe Mall, presented 
a check for $20,000 to Family Promise of Greater Savannah–an organization marking 20 years of helping local families transition out of homelessness.
“We really want to make sure we are embracing the homeless situation here in Savannah,” Freese said. “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to give back and make sure that we are helping the decline of what’s going on in that arena.” Savannah was chosen as the third stop of Project Hometown.
Through a partnership with Family Promise and the community of Savannah, Belk will continue to build homes with families in need, giving them the foundation to form better lives.