State Senator Marlon Kimpson and State Representative Marvin Pendarvis announced that the Charleston Together initiative has raised more than $50,000 since the formation of the fund on Sunday, May 31, 2020. The fund will be available to nonprofit organizations to enhance community and race relations by providing resources to programs and organizations that work with African American and other underserved communities. Another goal of the fund is to support programs that have the capacity to help small businesses, who have limited or no available insurance coverage to fully recover from damages suffered over the weekend. To accomplish these objectives, Charleston Together has partnered with Coastal Community Foundation to create the fund and expand the community outreach component of this project.
“It is incumbent upon us to pull together an inclusive strategy to repair and rebuild the physical while empowering the energy of our youth to help us create a more healthy community. Creating partnerships to do the work that lies ahead is essential to accomplish the goals and mission of this effort. I am so very pleased at the financial support we are receiving from a broad range of people and businesses who believe that this work is high priority,” -said Senator Marlon Kimpson.
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to create vibrant communities by uniting people and investing resources across Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry and Jasper counties. Through our tools for long-term charitable giving, we help individuals, families, businesses and organizations be the reason why communities thrive in the nine counties we serve along South Carolina’s coast. To learn more, visit coastalcommunityfoundation.org or call (843) 723-3635.
The fund is continuing to raise money for these efforts. If you are interested in donating, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/charleston-together-rebuild-and-improve