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SCE&G donates $100,000 to Emanuel AME Church

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

SCE&G announced Tuesday it has donated $100,000 to Emanuel AME Church to assist in the healing of those affected in Wednesday's fatal mass shooting. 

In addition to the $100,000 donation, the company said it would match dollar-for-dollar contributions made by its employees. 

“SCANA and SCE&G employees grieve for our neighbors impacted by the tragic events at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston," said Kevin Marsh, chairman and CEO of SCANA. "In fact, we began our company on the very streets surrounding this congregation and this historic landmark.”

“In an effort to give back to those who have given so much, SCE&G is pleased to contribute $100,000 to promote healing, lift spirits and contribute to the role this historic congregation will continue to play in South Carolina's future,” Marsh added in a statement.

On Wednesday night, a gunman opened fire inside Emanuel AME Church, killing nine worshipers.  

The suspect, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, was arrested Thursday after a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina. He has been charged with nine counts of murder, and is being held at the Charleston County Detention Center. 

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina said Monday it will donate $75,000 to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, a fund established by the City of Charleston to provide support for the families of the nine victims who died in the shooting. They will also match employee contributions up to $25,000.

Last week, Boeing announced it will donate $100,000 to the fund.

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