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Charlamagne Tha God returns home for Turkey Giveaway and Health Fair

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MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) -

About 800 turkey's were waiting for pick-up at Charlamagne Tha God's 3rd Annual Turkey Giveaway and Health Fair.

Hundreds came out to the old Berkeley High School gym for the event including Steve Wiggins. 

"I think it's a wonderful thing that what they're doing this to give to the people who really need a helping hand during Thanksgiving," Wiggins said. 

Wiggins has been at the event in past years and he comes early to beat the crowd. Before the event started there were hundreds of people waiting in a line outside.

National radio and TV personality Charlamagne says Moncks Corner made him into the person he is today. He's a co-host on the national radio show, The Breakfast Club.

"I'm thankful for what I have, I'm thankful that I'm able to give back and I am thankful that they are happy to be receiving it," Charlamagne said. 

He says he didn't celebrate Thanksgiving until he got married. He grew up a Jehovah Witness and now he's making holiday memories for other families.

"So when I'm long gone 40 years from now they'll still be giving away turkeys on their own accord because of what I started," he said.

For Morris Middleton, it was his first time coming out to the event. 

"They doing a great job for the community," Middleton said.

Charlamagne's non-profit THIRD EYE Awareness also sponsors this event. His cousin Kinta Palmer lives in the area and helps put on these local events alongside other volunteers. 

 "I'm not here in Moncks Corner, in Charleston, to make these things happens so it's like Kinta here's the money, let's get it going and he gets it done," Charlamagne said. "So I couldn't do any of this without him."

The event also included free health screening and several vendors. 

"I'm filled with gratitude just giving that energy to my community so I just feel like we should just keep that circle of gratitude going," Charlamagne said. 

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