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    ALS funds from challenge not trickling down to local office, say organizers Video included

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    The ice bucket challenge has been getting a lot of attention around the country lately, so much so the ALS Association has raised $15 million nationwide. But that money has yet to make it down to Charleston's local office, say organizers. More>>

    Firefighter biking across the US for Make-A-Wish Foundation Video included

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    A firefighter is pedaling across the country to raise awareness for the Make-A-Wish foundation. He stopped in the Lowcountry on Tuesday. More>>

    125 seniors feeling 'cool breeze' after program's help Video included

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    Project Cool Breeze handed out another 125 air conditions Saturday to seniors in need. More>>

    Lemonade stand raises $1300 for James Island boy with Neurofibromatosis

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    Four James Island girls raised more than $1,300 for a neighbor battling Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that often means patients develop many tumors. More>>

    Local Haitian's journey to help rebuild his homeland Video included

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    A Lowcountry man is still making trips to rebuild Haiti four years after a massive earthquake destroyed much of his homeland. More>>

    Finally home: A Goose Creek firefighter's tale of survival Video included

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    A Goose Creek father is finally home just in time for Father's Day. It was a big deal for a man who has served the community for more than 25 years and now needs help himself. More>>

    Community gathers to remember teen killed at Moncks Corner block party Video included

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    The funeral for 19-year-old Ariel Morgan is planned for Saturday, but her friends want to remember her, before then with food and laughter. More>>

    Running 33 miles for 33 kids a world away

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    As the sun rose over Hampton Park Saturday morning, a group of dedicated runners slipped on their shoes and started a 33-mile run to bring awareness and raise money for a group of children in need. More>>

    ECCO expanding food warehouse Video included

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    Food donations can be slow this time of year, but East Cooper Community Outreach is expanding so they can stock up ahead of time to help get them through the summer months. More>>

    The Forget-Me-Not Ball: A night of glamour, masks and silver linings

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    Friday night was a night to remember at the Francis Marion Hotel. The ninth annual Forget-Me-Not Ball and Charity Masquerade was held, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association. More>>

    Lowcountry Food Bank delivers food to needy seniors Video included

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    South Carolina ranks 10th in the nation for the number of seniors facing hunger problems. On Tuesday, the Lowcountry Food Bank worked to keep seniors from going hungry by delivering boxes of food to hundreds of seniors. More>>

    Katie Stagliano named among America's top 10 youth volunteers

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    Summerville native and world-changer Katie Stagliano has been recognized as of the America's top 10 youth volunteers of 2014. More>>

    Feeding Children Everywhere aims to feed kids during summer months Video included

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    The Palmetto Hunger Project is working to feed children in need across the Lowcountry. For many kids, school is the only place they get a healthy meal everyday. More>>

    Dragon boats fill Ashley River for cancer patients Video included

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    Dragon boats graced the waters near Brittlebank Park on Saturday as part of a floating fundraiser for cancer research. More>>

    Firefighter support team changes name, expands services Video included

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    A counseling program dedicated to helping Charleston firefighters changed its name and expanded its services. More>>

    Bed race benefits Camp Happy Days Video included

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    Mary Murray Drive was lined with vehicles of an odd sort Sunday and it was all for a good cause. More>>

    Avondale’s new garden lets neighbors cultivate community Video included

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    With spring in the air, it’s the perfect time to get outside and start working on that spring garden. That’s exactly what the residents of one West Ashley neighborhood are now able to do. More>>

    Pedaling across the state to provide clean water Video included

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    Scotty's Ride for Water, a five-day bike ride across the state, was a huge success and raised more than $60,000 for Water Missions International.
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    250 volunteers work for Summerville Cares service day

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    The sound of hundreds of people working to clean up storm debris and overgrown paths filled the air Saturday morning at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site. More>>

    Homicide survivors gather for annual picnic Video included

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    More than 100 people gathered at Riverfront Park Saturday for an annual picnic of the homicide survivors group. More>>

    Komen survivors' celebration set for April 27

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    Breast cancer survivors will gather later this month in downtown Charleston to celebrate survivors and their friends and family. More>>

    Mighty Mack fights leukemia with help of his little sister Video included

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    Mack Shieder has spent most of his life battling leukemia in hospital beds. His little sister endured a risky surgery two weeks ago to help save his life. More>>

    West Ashley Pivotal Fitness hosting fundraiser for ‘Mighty Mack’

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    A little boy's battle with leukemia has the attention of a West Ashley gym and now managers there are hosting a fundraiser and party for the boy. More>>

    Camp helps children understand grief Video included

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    For any adult, the death of a family member can be a difficult time, but that loss for a child can be even more difficult to comprehend. That's where a special camp comes in to help children grieve.
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    First black female MUSC grad honored by hospital Video included

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    For the last 28 years, Dr. Rose Delores Gibbs has been a staple in the Moncks Corner medical community.
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    Teen uses optimism as medicine; works for muscular dystrophy cure Video included

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    Caleb Sizemore knows he has a terminal disease, but fund raises for a cure. More>>

    SCE&G linemen shave heads for 6-year-old with leukemia

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    SCE&G coworkers and friends shaved their heads today in support of a little girl named Emma. More>>

    Katie's Krops featured in new documentary

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    Katie Stagliano is one of three featured people in a new documentary that shows the efforts made around the world to combat hunger. More>>

    Lowcountry Orphan Relief gears up for awareness month Video included

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    Next month is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and a local organization is getting ready by re-stocking its shelves. More>>

    Katie's Krops nurtures youths, grows with $66,000 Bi-Lo donation Video included

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    With each scoop and each plate, the organization Katie's Krops fights hunger and feeds another hungry mouth.
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    How LoveGave added another person to a Lowcountry family Video included

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    It was a little more than a month ago when an organization called LoveGave raised money to help ten adoptive families. More>>

    Clemson fan's battle with brain cancer ends at age 19

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    The teen who battled brain cancer for 11 years and served as a point of inspiration for the Clemson Tigers died Friday afternoon, family members said. More>>

    Festival of Lights exceeds canned food drive goal by 50%

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    The proverbial cups really did run over for the Holiday Festival of Lights. Officials announced Friday that its canned food drive exceeded the 10,000-pound goal by 50 percent. More>>

    Boy scouts complete 51.2 mile hike for bladder cancer Video included

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    Tuesday morning, 10 Summerville Boy Scouts hiked the last leg of 51.2 miles. The journey was in awareness of bladder cancer. More>>

    Special holiday meal fills hearts of active and retired military Video included

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    The annual meal at Joint Base Charleston serves about 600 people, including active and retired military members and their families. More>>

    Dinner is served at Christmas with Special Friends event Video included

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    A local restaurant turned into a holiday gathering place for needy families Wednesday and they even had Christmas dinner delivered. More>>

    6,000 meals prepared by Red Cross for Christmas

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    Six-thousand Christmas meals will be prepared by American Red Cross volunteers in Williamsburg, Georgetown and Horry counties this year. More>>

    A community gift to the kids on Charleston's eastside Video included

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    Not all parents on the eastside of Charleston are able to buy  their kids the presents they really want for Christmas. But Charleston's eastside community teamed up to change that for 15 lucky kids.
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    Tricounty Family Ministries steps up to help those in need Video included

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    For many people, the holidays means gathering around the table for a big meal with family and friends, but that isn't the case for hundreds of people in the Lowcountry who are battling hunger every day. More>>

    Goodwill gives cheer to 'Golden Angels'

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    Goodwill wrapped up its 14th Annual Golden Tree program this week after handing out holiday gift bags to 1,200 disadvantaged seniors in the Lowcountry. More>>

    Folly family being sent to Disney by radio DJ's nonprofit Video included

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    Every year a nationally syndicated radio DJ sponsors 13 families of children with chronic or terminal illnesses from all over the country and sends them on a Disney adventure. More>>

    Couple offers rent-free room to homeless vet Video included

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    A Hanahan couple wants to open their home up to a homeless vet in need. Best of all the rent is free. The only catch? Just a few chores. More>>

    Red Cross assisting fire victims in days before Christmas Video included

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    Nick Colaricci temporarily lost his apartment, but says he still considers himself lucky. The Red Cross is assisting him and two other victims. More>>

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