Automotive Group Raises Thousands of Dollars for Bryan Co. Tornado Victims

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A Savannah-based group of car enthusiasts called Slow Movement helped raise money Saturday for victims of last week’s deadly tornado in Bryan County. “One of my collaborators, he had the idea. He was like, ‘Hey, let’s do a charity auto show,’” organizer RJ Clements said Slow Movement ended up creating a Facebook event to spread the word. They called it, ‘Cars for the Community.’ The purpose of the event was to help raise funds as well as collect donations for those affected by the tornado. “I’m just trying to see what it takes to use our car‘s influence to give back,” Clements said. They ended up raising over $2,000, as well as nearly $500 in material donations. Local Salvation Army. “Even if I was an hour away in Brunswick, I still would have come because it could have been me. I could have lost my house, I could have lost my car,” said participant Tevion Saunders. “The world is not as bad as people think and events like this show it. 912 people care about 912 people,” Clements said. Slow Movement hosts a Cars & Coffee event every fourth Sunday at Just Love Cafe in Pooler.

A Savannah-based group of car enthusiasts called Slow Movement helped raise money Saturday for victims of last week’s deadly tornado in Bryan County.

“One of my collaborators, he had the idea. He was like, ‘Hey, let’s do a charity car show,’” organizer RJ Clements said.

Slow Movement ended up creating a Facebook event to spread the word. They called it, ‘Cars for the Community.’

The purpose of the event was to help raise funds as well as collect donations for those affected by the tornado.

“I’m just trying to figure out how to use our car influence to give back,” Clements said.

They ended up raising over $2,000, as well as nearly $500 in material donations.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Bryan County First Responders and the local Salvation Army.

“Even if I was an hour away in Brunswick, I still would have come because it could have been me. I could have lost my house, I could have lost my car,” said participant Tevion Saunders.

“The world is not as bad as people think and events like this show it. 912 people care about 912 people,” Clements said.

Slow Movement organizes a Cars & Coffee event every fourth Sunday at the Just Love Cafe in Pooler.

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