Fresh Start Healing Heart, a nonprofit organization fighting human trafficking in the Lowcountry, is in search of volunteers to help accomplish a number of tasks. No experience is needed for many of the tasks.

Some of the tasks include online work, in-person assistance, mentoring, helping with events, public speaking, being a city ambassador, editing communications, translation, graphic design, hosting a family, transportation, counseling, exercise, and legal assistance. Volunteers are invited to choose an area that fits their abilities and interests.

The mission of Fresh Start Healing Heart is to compassionately walk beside survivors of human trafficking, providing safe housing, immediate needs and restorative services for emotional, spiritual, physical, educational and financial healing.

The vision is to provide a network of support and more opportunity for survivors to be rescued and restored.

The ultimate goal of the organization is to raise public awareness and stop modern day slavery in the form of human trafficking, in which traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against the person’s will. Victims are men, women and children of all races.

For more information, visit or call 843-644-1991.

• The Dennis J. Becker post 205 of the American Legion will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. May 30 at Veterans Memorial Park, located in Buckwalter Place, on Innovation Drive, off Buckwalter Parkway, in Bluffton.

Commander Steve Robillard and Auxiliary President Gail Young will lead the event.

The ceremony is free and open to all. Please bring your own chairs.

• Artwork produced by The Artists of HOPE, a group of local cancer patients and survivors, is on display at the Hilton Head Public Library through May 25. 

Many of the paintings are available for sale as part of a silent auction to raise funds for the H.O.P.E. Life Cancer Recovery Fund, which provided the art therapy to this group.

It is the mission of The H.O.P.E. Life Cancer Recovery Fund to provide physical, nutritional, social and wellness services to individuals and their families that have been touched by cancer.

• The Dealership Fiesta Drive will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. May 20 at Vaden Nissan Hilton Head, 200 Fording Island Road in Bluffton. The event is presented by La Isla Magazine.

Free food, music with a live DJ, and salsa lessons will be available at the family-friendly event. Guests may learn about Bluffton Self Help and sign up for their community programs. The registration fee will be waived for the first 50 people who sign up for classes during the event.

Vaden Nissan will give away 50 oil changes and tire rotations to the first 50 people to register for the event.

For more information, contact Andrea at or 843-681-2393.

• The Maye River Quilters will meet at 10 a.m. June 4 at Church of the Palms, 1419 Okatie Hwy. in Okatie.

To attend the meeting as a guest, send an RSVP email to

For more information and for membership forms to join the group, call 843-705-9590.

• To celebrate National Gardening Week, the Beaufort Garden Club will hold its 26th annual Garden a Day event June 6-10, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily, rain or shine.

The event features six gardens, open free to the public, in The Point, City Walk Battery Point, and on Lady’s Island. The schedule can be found at Pets are not allowed.

The Beaufort Garden Club is the second oldest garden club in South Carolina.