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Solomon Community Group Teams With The Benefit Bank

Solomon Community Group Teams With The Benefit Bank

2011 Tax Blitz Day set for February 12 – Columbia residents may get free assistance completing state and federal taxes

Columbia, SC – The Solomon Community Group (www.solomoncommunitygroup.com) is supporting The Benefit Bank’s first annual Tax Blitz Day co-sponsored by Grace Christian Church (www.gccofsc.org) and Emanuel AME Church.  The Tax Blitz is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Grace Christian Church, 5010 Monticello Road, Columbia.

The Solomon Community Group, the charitable arm of the Solomon Law Group, will be providing refreshments for the volunteers at the event.  Volunteers will use online tax preparation software to assist single persons and/or couples with a total household income of $60,000.00 or less.  For more information or to use the online software, please visit The Benefit Bank’s website at www.thebenefitbank.com.

“My father and I started The Solomon Community Group in 2009 to provide scholarships and direct programs that encourage personal growth of the underserved citizens of South Carolina,” says Carl L. Solomon, the group’s co-founder. “The Solomon Community Group also partners with charitable organizations with similar missions to offer support to other communities in need. The Benefit Bank’s mission fits well with that of The Solomon Community Group.” The Benefit Bank trains volunteers to help low income South Carolina residents with their taxes, as well as assisting them in applying for benefits like Medicaid, the low-income energy assistance program and voter registration, among others.

The Solomon Community Group is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which serves South Carolina by offering programs, scholarships and events and partnering with other community groups. Their mission is to increase the self-worth, self-advancement, and self-discipline of the people they serve.

If you would like more information about the Solomon Community Group or wish to make a donation, please contact Carl L. Solomon at 803.391.3920. For more information about The Benefit Bank of SC, or to volunteer your time for this event, please contact Melanie Dozier at 803.528.7202.

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