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Who We Are

Gaston SAVES (Safety, Awareness, Vital Emergency Support) promotes community safety and education to at risk populations throughout Gaston County.


We provide resources and guidance for community members to properly receive care, shelter and hope before, during, and after an emergency.


We encourage and empower every segment of our community, from individual to businesses, with the necessary information they need to prepare for the impacts of future disasters.

Vital Emergency Support

We work with local partners and community members across all levels to strengthen partnerships and access new sources to quickly meet the needs of emergency situations.

Our Mission

The ultimate goal of Gaston SAVES is to save lives by providing guidance, information, and quick access to vital resources for Gaston County residents on critical health and safety issues. Our commitment is to build community advocacy in Gaston County on issues with broad impact.

Our Values

Gaston SAVES is dedicated to serving the community before, during, and after emergencies to build community advocacy. We aspire to turn our compassion and commitment into action that will save lives.


Clergy from across Gaston County are sharing why it's important to them to get vaccinated. Here, the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Hinton from Tabernacle Baptist Church-Gastonia shares his thoughts. 

Find a vaccine -- link in bio.  #LoveYourNeighbor #GastonSaves
Looking to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Click the link in bio. 

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Join us on Facebook April 29th at 7 PM as the Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services Health Equity Team presents a town hall conversation about the need for self-care during COVID-19. You'll hear from a panel of doctors, public health experts and community leaders. 

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Join us LIVE on Facebook Thursday April 29th at 7 PM. We’ll be talking about the importance of self-care during a global pandemic. #gastonsaves #covidstopswithme
Seems like a good time as ever to post a selfie! #gastonsaves  #pfizer 

(And yes! That's the claire.wendling shirt done for lightboxexpo )
All dosed up!!! 💉 #gastonsaves
Looking to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Pre-register now and we'll let you know when spots are available—link in bio. 
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Fully vaccinated #gastonsaves
Fully Vaccinated! #GastonSaves
Second shot completed! Here's to another step towards normalcy. #gastonsaves
Woo hoo!  Dianne, Elijah, and I have all had our second dose of the Pfizer vaccine!
Here it is! "Teachers Facing the Challenge #4"! I kind of want a different name for this set of grids though. Should I use the 3 main qualities the masks symbolize for me? Like 

1️⃣ would be "Creativity," 
2️⃣ "Compassion," and 
3️⃣ "Commitment"?

I feel like I should have arranged masks according to each quality for that, though, right?
Maybe something like "Classroom Essentials" 1-3 to play on essential workers and how teachers are the common factor between online and in-person learning?
Hit me with other title ideas!
🖍️PS pre-orders for this and the other 2 grids in the second series will be available April 19, so mark your calendar!
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Obligatory first-shot pic 💉 #gastonsaves #covidvaccine
My first dose of COVID vaccine is done. It was painless, as was the process of getting it. I did have to fight my way through the pollen blizzard. #SpringInNC #pfizer #gastonsaves
Have you gotten your vaccine yet? Share your story with us! Use #GastonSaves
Searching for a COVID-19 vaccine? Use this tool to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you: 

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Shot #1 done. 🤗 #GastonSAVES #covidstopswithme
Thank you to all of our public health heroes that come out each week to help make our vaccine clinics such a smooth and enjoyable process. Every week we hold clinics at Eastridge Mall. These clinics are by appointment only. 

If you want to schedule an appointment, you can pre-register. Link in bio.

Did you get your shot today? Share your story using #GastonSAVES

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You can be someone's hero. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine information:

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