South State Bank’s Jefferson office donated $1,000 to the World War II Foundation to support the production of a documentary chronicling Jefferson native Damon “Rocky” Gause’s escape from the Japanese in World War II.
“We are thankful to be able to help tell this amazing story of survival about a local hero,” said Wayne Garrison, vice president of South State Bank. “When we heard about the documentary, we wanted to be a part of it and I encourage other companies and local individuals to support bringing this incredible story to life.”
Donations can be made by check or online at www.wwiifoundation.org/donate.
Donors will be recognized in the credits of the documentary film when it airs nationally on PBS stations in 2015.