Community Involvement

We believe in being active in the community and giving back. These are a few of the ways we stay involved.

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce

Fort Walton Beach Chamber logoCWS is proud to be a member of the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, which brings together business, non-profit, and cultural leaders of our area, strengthening local businesses and enhancing the quality of life in our community by providing services which help businesses help themselves. They’re also an incredibly fun and inviting group of people. Visit the Chamber website >

WordPress Meetup Group

Emerald Coast WordPress Meetup GroupLisa Smith organized the local WordPress Meetup Group and organizes meetings and get-togethers that promote all thing WordPress for all levels of users.

Join the Meetup group here >

Greyhound Pets of America – Emerald Coast

Greyhound Pets of America, a racing neutral organization was founded in 1987 for the purpose of finding good pet homes for ex-racing Greyhounds. GPA-EC, A chapter of Greyhound Pets of America, is a volunteer, not-for-profit corporation organized to educate the public of the value of retired greyhounds as pets and receive and process greyhounds from the Ebro and Pensacola Greyhound Tracks for adoption. Learn more about Greyhounds >

Hound Dog Howliday

Howliday is GPAEC’s largest annual fundraiser, featuring a different theme each year, and held in Gulf Breeze, Florida. CWS is home to a resident greyhound named Mo, who asked that we assist the group with their website and hosting. Since Mo said so, CWS designs, hosts, and maintains the Howliday website and works on Facebook posts also. View the website >.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer / American Cancer Society

Down To A Ta logoLisa Smith has walked every year in October since 2010, and she and her team “Down To a Ta” have helped to raise more than $30,000 to support ACS/MSABC in winning their fight against breast cancer. One of the main ways we’ve been so successful is through donations collected for handmade beaded bracelets, Bracelets for Boobies. Learn more at www.cancer.org or www.braceletsforboobies.com. Lisa served as MSABC 2011 honorary survivor chair and on the 2011 and 2012 MSABC organizing committee.

Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group

Bosom Buddies FWBBosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group provides an organized support group for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, whether it was several years ago or yesterday. Participants may be in remission or receiving treatment. BBud offers support to those who may now going through similar emotions or circumstance, in a positive and caring atmosphere of sharing experience and hope with each other. Meetings are listed on breastcancersupportfwb.com and on the Group’s Facebook page.