Lowcountry Strong

  Lowcountry business making desk dividers to help schools open

With schools scrambling to open in a few weeks, one family-owned company in Summerville has transitioned from prototype manufacturing to safety-glass for desks.

  Surprise for JIHS students picking up caps & gowns

  Lowcountry Strong: Staff, students at Pattison’s Academy learning life skills virtually

  Lowcountry Strong: Mount Pleasant student teaches science online

  Lowcountry Strong: Teacher of the Year honored in unique way

  Lowcountry Strong: Yard signs show support for healthcare professionals, front line workers

  Lowcountry Strong: Three generations build ‘Little Free Library’ in Mt. Pleasant

Continued Coverage

  Lowcountry Strong: Woman donating self-care packages to healthcare workers

  Charleston teacher gets box truck, surprises student in wheelchair with equipment stuck in school

  Lowcountry Strong: A birthday goal to fill 52 bags of groceries for people in need

  Lowcountry Strong: ‘Uplift Charleston’ brings aid to those in need

  Lowcounty Strong: High school students, staff get creative on social media during quarantine

  Lowcountry Strong: Realtor, church provide temporary housing for medical professionals

  Lowcountry Strong: Church in downtown Charleston helping families in need

While many families struggle with basic necessities during the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the Southside Impact Church are working to make sure people in the community have what they need.

  Lowcountry Strong: Teachers deliver books to their students during their spring break

Some Berkeley County teachers are going the extra mile delivering books door to door to their students.

Lowcountry Strong: Donors cover health insurance premiums for laid off MUSC employees

MUSC says a pair of donors have paid monthly insurance premiums for approximately 900 MUSC Health employees temporarily laid off earlier this month.

  Lowcountry Strong: Church to distribute food, supplies to people in need

A Moncks Corner church will give out 40,000 pounds of food and other supplies to Tri-County families Saturday morning.

  Lowcountry Strong: Chefs team up to make meals for healthcare workers and homeless

  Lowcountry Strong: Hospital creates virtual carts to connect isolated patients with family

  Lowcountry Strong: Family supports new mom in labor from parking garage

  Lowcountry Strong: Families make most of balcony conversations and celebrations

  Lowcountry strong: Volunteers bring food, Easter surprises to families in need

  Organization helps people with disabilities regain normalcy during coronavirus isolation

  Lowcountry Strong: Sewing headbands, spreading ‘sunshine’ to help healthcare workers

A Mount Pleasant woman is sewing headbands with buttons on the side to help nurses and doctors in the Charleston area.

  Lowcountry Strong: Church providing Easter meals for those in the community

While the pandemic is changing how many Good Friday and Easter services will be held, one West Ashley church is working to make sure people can still enjoy a nice Easter dinner with family.

  Nurse isolates herself from family by living in RV donated through ‘RVs 4 MDs’ Facebook group

A local emergency room nurse is isolating herself away from her family by sleeping in an RV just outside her home in Summerville.

  First responders hold parades for healthcare workers

Community members in the Lowcountry gathered Thursday morning to give thanks to the frontline healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

  Lowcountry Strong: Nonprofit serving more people during COVID-19

The executive director of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach, Ericka Plater, said they have cut back on nonessential programs so staff can focus on the most needed items which are food and financial services.

  Lowcountry Strong: Man posts messages outside hospital for brother battling cancer

The coronavirus has restricted visitors to hospitals across the Lowcountry, but one man is determined to encourage his brother who’s battling cancer.

  Lowcountry Strong: Woman starts Charleston COVID-19 network of 6,000+ people

Renee Orth created the Charleston United COVID Response network which has reached more than 6,000 people.

  Lowcountry Strong: Family pledging to match $500K in donations to Coastal Community Foundation

Several weeks ago, the Coastal Community Foundation, in partnership with the area United Ways, set up a COVID-19 Recovery and Relief Fund designed to award grants to local nonprofits helping during the coronavirus crisis.

  Lowcountry Strong: Dance studio using technology to continue classes

A Summerville dance academy is one of many small businesses getting creative to keep providing services while the doors are technically closed.

  Lowcountry Strong: Mt. Pleasant woman making ‘comfort clips’ for healthcare workers

While some are making masks or hospital gowns, a small business owner in Mount Pleasant realized she could use her talents in a different way.

  Lowcountry Strong: Company stops normal production to make masks

As the COVID-19 virus keeps many folks working from home or even out of work, some businesses are finding new ways to stay afloat.

  Lowcountry Strong: Veterans helpings homeless vets during pandemic

A motorcycle group is working to serve the needs of homeless veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Lowcountry Strong: Woman sewing masks with some Disney magic

A Moncks Corner woman has altered her sewing business to help as masks are move into high demand for healthcare workers across the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Lowcountry Strong: Group distributing food to families in need

Staff and volunteers at East Cooper Community Outreach are busy making sure food is available for Lowcountry families in need.

  ‘Messages of Hope’ spread for Wish kids; 38 S.C. wishes delayed

Make-A-Wish South Carolina is spreading “Messages of Hope” for kids who can’t go on their dream wish trips right now.

  Lowcountry Strong: Artists start non-profit to keep creative scene alive during COVID-19

With public galleries, shops and events cancelled during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Lowcountry artists are feeling the financial strain.

  Lowcountry Strong: Helping seniors connect and celebrate with video chat

Staff members at a Summerville senior living facility are helping their residents use technology to connect with loved ones during the pandemic.

  36,000 medical supplies delivering to 6 local counties

Counties across the state are getting a second round of medical supplies from the federal stockpile.

  Lowcountry Strong: Clinic providing medical care, food to people in need

The clinic offers medical services and food to people who are uninsured and people who live well below the poverty line.

  Lowcountry Strong: Restaurant owners donate generous tip to nonprofit

While we are seeing the struggles of restaurants having to close their dine-in portion, we are also seeing the supportive response from the community.

  Lowcountry Strong: West Ashley High School using 3D printers to make masks for healthcare workers

Innovators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) came up with a design to 3D print masks and they are hoping anyone with a 3D printer will help.

  Lowcountry Strong: Dorchester County kids using chalk messages to inspire others

If you take a drive through Legend Oaks in Dorchester County you will see chalk drawings on almost every driveway and sidewalk.

  Lowcountry Strong: Neighbors take front porch portraits during coronavirus pandemic

Some neighbors in a Berkeley County neighborhood used signs and props to have a little fun showcasing the lighter side of spending more time at home with their families.

  Lowcountry Strong: Tricounty Family Ministries giving out groceries to neighbors in need

On Tuesday morning, dozens of people lined up at Tricounty Family Ministries in North Charleston to get as many groceries as they could carry.

  Lowcountry Strong: Mt. Pleasant women ‘feeding our heroes’ on the front lines

A grassroots effort, called “Feeding Our Heroes," took off after a Facebook post and some group messages.

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