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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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