The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) has been a part of the efforts to save the Angel Oak on Johns Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for several years. They are now working with the Lowcountry Open Land Trust to raise $3.6 million to create the Angel Oak Preserve on 17 acres of property surrounding the tree. Contributions to this effort have already been made by numerous individuals, businesses, and governmental entities and there is a November 21, 2013 deadline to reach the goal. So, donates continue to be collected at:
In the midst of all of the work that has brought together people from all walks of life, there is going to be the Fellowship at Angel Oak on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 1-5 pm. The event is FREE! Bring out a cover dish to share and a chair and enjoy the fellowship! Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will lead an opening libation and circle of connection and there will be music and a brief program about the blessing that the Angel Oak has been to many people of the Sea Islands for decades.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) stands proudly at the Angel Oak on Johns Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.