LMFRF Quarterly Report, March 2020

By Lou Molella 


Everywhere I turn in this pandemic cloud surrounding us, I make observations of people making sacrifices, unpopular but necessary decisions, performing acts of unselfish kindness, and social distancing. People of different religions, different politics, different races are all in this fight together! 

Gerry and I pray for our daughter, a medical professional at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, specializing in Infectious Diseases and Public Health, on the front line with others testing, triaging, and caring for her community. 

Generally, in this report, I write about our Military Heroes. Still, my heart and fingers are guiding me in a different direction at this time, talking about everyday Heroes as well. 

Allow me to share a few highlights of our last Landings Military Family Relief Fund (LMFRF) Board of Directors Meeting with you, so you have a feel for the leadership of this special charity of 14 years, the pride of our community! The week before our LMFRF Tournament, knowing all the issues that we could be faced with, regarding the coronavirus, our Board voted unanimously to cancel our event. 

All who signed up to participate, those who purchased hole signs, donated raffle prizes, and worked hard to be ready for this great day are our Heroes! Sponsors and participants were contacted and were given the option to have their fee refunded or kept as a donation. As is typical of this island, many of the participants agreed to have their contributions kept as a donation! 

Although we are sad that this major fundraiser and fun event was cancelled, we know we made the right decision. We hope everyone will again participate next year when all is clear. 

Our Golf Committee, led by Trish Potts, was just as industrious in disassembling the event as in its preparation. They all worked so hard tying up all loose ends, and we thank them so much! 

It’s also hard to miss the wonder of events that are occurring with the coronavirus threat in our community. Our Club has been innovative with pop-up dinners, grocery sales and delivery, car wash service, curbside bars, all to keep our staff employed, and to continue to serve not only Club Members but all residents of the island. Club Leadership and Staff are HEROES! Neighbors helping neighbors, the spirit of doing our job of social distancing, exercising the recommended hygiene, and helping influence by example, the obedience of the rules, is our job.

Let us also be HEROES! 

Remember our Military in your prayers. We have 4,000 3rd ID frozen in place in Europe. Ft Stewart soldiers and families in stay at home mode also, except for mission assignments. 


Donations given are used to help the Military and their families. Make Checks payable to SCF LMFRF (kindly include your address on your check). Send checks to Savannah Community Foundation (2225 Norwood Avenue, Suite B, Savannah, GA 31406). 

All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Join our donor team; be Landings Proud! Remember to follow the Fund on Facebook at The Landings Military Family Relief Fund. 

On behalf of the LMFRF Board of Directors, thank you! 

This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

Visit landings.org to read the original article.