“Gentrification in itself may not be bad, but the part of pricing racial or ethnic groups out, making accommodations too expensive for them because of their economic status, that’s bad. Certainly that troubles people, and it changes the fabric of this community.”—King Grant-Davis, resident of Charleston’s Eastside
This campaign is to help fund & support residents & descendants in the Hog Hammock Community of Sapelo Island who are facing property tax increases of over 600%.
This is not strictly Charleston-related, but those who care and are interested in Charleston’s own Gullah people and culture will care about that of Sapelo Island as well. This is a worthy cause, a chance to do real good in fighting an economic injustice while helping save a vanishing culture. I know times are hard and there’s not much extra to give, but consider giving a few bucks at least. And if you are well off or know those who are, then maybe this would be a good idea for, shall we say, a moral investment.