Geoffrey J. “Geoff” Block is the founder of RLB Squared, a real estate investment and development company based in Bluffton, South Carolina. Among his main responsibilities, Geoff Block oversees a portfolio of investments as well as all company operations. In 2020, Geoff Block and his wife Kim became involved with Lowcountry Strong Foundation to help hospitality workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Lowcountry Strong Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to help families in Beaufort and Jasper County, South Carolina. The foundation, together with many community members, has been helping those less fortunate by providing emergency hardship relief as well as disaster assistance after natural disasters like Hurricane Matthew.
In 2020, Lowcountry Strong Foundation formed the Hungry Heart Workers Relief Fund to help hospitality workers who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and to make sure they were fed. Due to the health emergency, many people became unemployed or underemployed, especially people who worked in the food and beverage industry. The donations made to the fund go directly to participating restaurants to help ensure all families affected by the loss of employment have access to food. Currently, over 35 restaurants from Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head serve free meals to hospitality workers who are currently out of work or have lost the majority of their income.