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Mailed in donations opened in undisclosed location

Source: WCSC Source: WCSC
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

As of Tuesday morning $377,000 has been raised in the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund for the families of the nine victims.

Donations from across the country have been sent in, with many large corporations like Boeing, and the Carolina Panthers contributing.

In an undisclosed location in downtown Charleston city staff has gone through two cartons full of mailed in donations for the Mother Emanuel Hope fund that was started by the city.

There could be as many as four cartons overflowing with mail by the end of this week.

The group has been opening the envelopes and separating the contents inside.

"All the bills associated with the funerals, burials, and all for the nine fallen, will take care of the families," Stephen Bedard, the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Charleston, said. "Those sorts of things. Those bills will be sent to us, and this money will pay for that."

There are piles for checks along with piles for cards and letters to the families of the nine victims.

Those will eventually head to the family in the coming days or weeks.

You want to keep up to date about the totals for this fund by heading to the city's website.

A new number is posted every morning at 9:00 a.m.

Bedard said by Wednesday morning it could be as much as $500,000.

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