Due to inclement weather in the Augusta area, Cingo visits scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 are being rescheduled.

Circle & Shield

Honoring community heroes


Safe & Secure

Cingo means to surround and secure — to protect. That’s what we do. And we have a lot of respect for those who take it upon themselves to make protection a part of what they do, too. That’s why we’ve launched Circle & Shield, our award to those who help make the world a better place, a safer place. 

The Cingo Way

Each month, Cingo’s team members will select a community member to receive our Circle & Shield award, and we’ll share their story. It’s the Cingo way of honoring some of the quiet heroes in our community.

Share the Stories

Who helps make your world more safe and secure? They are our future Circle & Shield honorees. The high school student fighting bullying. The volunteer collecting infant items for mothers in need. The retired gentleman repairing playground equipment. We’re looking for ordinary people making extraordinary contributions. Click here to nominate someone for Cingo’s Circle & Shield. We'll do the rest.

Nicole Orsini

Charleston’s Nicole Orsini helps autistic children cope with stressful situations.

Barbara Ross

Milledgeville’s Barbara Ross helps women ‘take their power back.’

Junior Elkhatib

You’ll find Junior Elkhatib riding his motorcycle for causes that are helping people in Vidalia, GA.

Alfonzo Williams

Sheriff Alfonzo Williams works to keep the people of Burke County safe in ways that go far beyond the badge.

Beth Drafts

Beth realized the biggest barrier for families providing safe and secure homes to orphans was the high cost of adoption. Now she’s raising money to help.

Ginger Horne and Becky Green

Sisters Ginger and Becky had a loving, safe childhood. Now, they’re making sure other girls have a safe place too.

Darius Scott of Effingham County

Savannah area teenager tackles the tough issue of human trafficking to help keep others safe.

Lyle Gordon of Douglas

If someone needs help, Lyle Gordon gives it. And at age 85, he’s not even close to slowing down.

Jay Bailey of Dublin

Jay wanted to give back to a world that had blessed him. That’s why he’s made it his mission to better the lives of children through foster care.