The Charleston Chapter of Credit Unions raised more than $2,700 and collected school supplies and clothes during a back-to-school drive benefiting Lowcountry Orphan Relief. The nonprofit provides goods and services to children who have been abused or neglected.
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Eric Carlson, president of Streit USA Armoring, presents a check to Louise Welch Williams, CEO of the American Red Cross, Charleston Region, in front of one of the recently armored OEM vehicles at the Streit USA Armoring facility in North Charleston. (Photo/Provided)
Streit USA Armoring presented a $5,000 check to the American Red Cross in support of Red Cross programs and services provided to the Lowcountry community. Streit USA Armoring manufactures armored vehicles for military, law enforcement and commercial customers.
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The Charleston Chapter of Credit Unions filled the Lowcountry Orphan Relief truck, called LORI, with their donations and made a check presentation to volunteers. (Photo/Provided)
The Charleston Chapter of Credit Unions raised more than $2,700 and collected school supplies and clothes during a back-to-school drive benefiting Lowcountry Orphan Relief. In June, Charleston area credit union branches served as collection sites for supplies donated from credit union members and employees.
The Charleston Chapter of Credit Unions hosted their quarterly meeting for credit union employees at the Charleston Battery game at Blackbaud Stadium on July 19. Employees participated in raffle-style events, again raising money for Lowcountry Orphan Relief. Lowcountry Orphan Relief is a nonprofit organization that provides goods and services to children who have been abused or neglected in the tri-county area.
Tim Walter, president of Support Breath of Life Inc., recently presented the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center with a check for $22,238 from the first Breath of Life Fashion Show Fundraiser. Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings accepted the donation.
The fundraiser on June 29 was a celebration of the life of Darlene Westbury Walter, a Mount Pleasant native and model who lost her battle with lung cancer in 2010 at age 51. The money raised at the event will go toward funding lung cancer research at Hollings Cancer Center.
The American Cancer Society is hosting its first Charleston cupcake competition on Aug. 19. “Cupcakes vs. Cancer” welcomes all bakers of Charleston to cook-off to fight cancer. The event is 2-5 p.m. at The Courtyard Marriott, 125 Calhoun St., in downtown Charleston. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The event features three categories: professionals, amateurs and youth bakers and various categories within each group. Cost is $15 for youth, $30 for amateur adults and $50 for professional bakers. Event tickets are $15 and include five cupcake coupons to purchase cupcakes, decorate your own or for to-go boxes.
For more information or to register, visit www.CupcakesVsCancerCharleston.org.