CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Rev. Eric S. C. Manning, pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Church in downtown Charleston, will present a check to Mr. Darrin Goss, Sr., President and CEO of the Coastal Community Foundation on Sunday, immediately following the morning service.
A $3,000 donation will be presented from Mother Emanuel to the Coastal Community Foundation to assist with Lowcountry relief efforts following the massive damages caused by Hurricane Matthew.
Coastal Community Foundation is accepting donations to support flood relief efforts to help organizations serving those hardest hit by recent storms and severe flooding. 100 percent of donated funds will support organizations working in the following counties of Coastal Community Foundation's service area which belong to the federally-declared disaster zone: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown and Horry.
The Coastal Community Foundation empowers individuals, families and organizations to make a lasting impact through permanent, endowed funds for charitable giving. Coastal Community Foundation serves Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry and Jasper counties. To learn more, go to www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org or call (843) 723-3635.
"Because of the generous love and support shown to Mother Emanuel since the June 17, 2015 massacre, we want to give back to the Lowcountry that gave so much to us, and Coastal Community Foundation is a worthy cause," Rev. Manning said.
"When we give generously of the resources which God has provided for us, we are able to advance the Kingdom of God. We are very grateful for the many acts of kindness shared with us and want to show our spirit of unity by donating to the Coastal Community Foundation to their Disaster Relief Fund," he concluded.
Established in 1816, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest AME church in the Deep South and a historic symbol of faith, community building, and resistance to slavery and racism.