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Moncks Corner native, MTV host gifts hundreds of free turkeys for Thanksgiving

Lenard McKelvey, also known as Charlamagne Tha God (Photo source: Facebook) Lenard McKelvey, also known as Charlamagne Tha God (Photo source: Facebook)
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Several hundred residents in Berkeley County were treated to one of their first gifts of the holiday season.

Moncks Corner native, and MTV host Lenard McKelvey, aka Charlamagne tha God, hosted his second annual turkey giveaway Saturday, at the old Berkeley High School gym on Main Street.

McKelvey co-hosts nationally syndicated radio show, The Breakfast Club, offering "gritty and witty" commentary on hip hop culture and news.

He also stars on several shows on MTV and MTV2, and is a video jockey for The Week in Jams.

It's because of his success, the Berkeley County native says he's able to give back to his community.  Hundreds walked away with a free turkey in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The giveaway also featured a health fair, with residents able to take advantage of free screenings. 

"Anytime you get put in a position where you can help others, do it," McKelvey said.

"That thing you may consider little may change somebody's whole perspective, may change somebody's whole day, may change their whole life." 

"Just give man," he added.

"That's the reason for the season, right?"

Abiding Word Ministries, served as co-host of the event, along with support from a host of area sponsors.

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