North Charleston community holds giveaway to help the homeless

North Charleston community holds giveaway to help the homeless
The CARTA bus stop on Cosgrove and Rivers Avenues was transformed into an event to help the homeless Friday. (Source: Live 5)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The homeless community in North Charleston is sporting new gear after a big giveaway on Good Friday.

Hundreds gathered at the Super Stop on Cosgrove and Rivers Avenues. The CARTA bus stop was transformed into an event to help the homeless Friday.

The North Charleston Fire and Police departments pitched in, alongside neighborhood resource officers, chaplains, churches, Boone Hall Plantation, and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

All of these local organizations teamed up to lend a hand to those in need. They have been collecting clothing and shoes to giveaway since Christmas.

Jamel Foster is a North Charleston Police Officer. He helped organize the giveaway Friday and has been working directly with this community for two years.

"If I'm able to provide, they got it. It's all about blessing for the community. Once you're blessed, you have to bless others," Foster said.

"It's a good thing, they're making the community feel good. Not only that, but they're feeling safer on this side of town because this is a corrupt side of town," Kasaun Dawson said. Dawson lives in North Charleston and attended the giveaway Friday.

Hotdogs and hamburgers were also donated so everyone walked away with a hot meal, as well.

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