Over $519,000 donated to Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

Over $519,000 donated to Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
Photo source: WCSC
Photo source: WCSC

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The City of Charleston says approximately $519,865 has been donated to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund so far.

A representative says the number only includes money that has been sent to the fund. It does not include pledged donations the city hasn't received yet.

The fund was created to benefit the families of the victims of the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

To donate, text 'prayforcharleston' to (843) 606-5995. After texting to the number, you will be able to enter your name and donation amount. You will then be sent a receipt for your payment. This number is for texting only, and contributions cannot be made by calling.

Donations by check can be mailed to the following address:

Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
C/O City of Charleston
P.O. Box 304
Charleston, SC 29402

Cash and check donations can also be made by going into any Wells Fargo bank branch in Charleston and donating to the "Mother Emanuel Hope Fund." In the memo field, note that the check is to donate to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund.

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