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Columbia’s Greek FestivalDecember 15, 2015
Over the years the Columbia Greek Festival hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Sumter Street has grown to be one of the most anticipated celebrations here in Columbia. There is just something awesome about the atmosphere of the yearly event! The culture, the food, the people and the shopping associated with the celebration are all amazing.
Throwing fun, family oriented events is not all this faith based organization does. Did you know that the Columbia Greek Festival has also given approximately $400,000 to charities? This year, they are giving more than $60,000 to support the community!
We had the opportunity to visit with some nice folks today at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. We were totally floored with excitement when we saw the $10K check that they wrote for us. It's really encouraging when an organization like this one makes a big donation to our cause!
“We wanted to support Harvest Hope because of their significant contribution to the thousands of individuals impacted by floods this year,” said Niki Stewart, co-chair of the Columbia Greek Festival. “All of our blessings and gifts are from God. This is the one way that we can serve and honor Him.”
Graduate student passes the Bar Exam and donates his car to Harvest HopeNovember 24, 2015
Steve Huegel stopped by the other day with a big donation. He just passed the Bar Exam and became a lawyer at Adams and Reese. Mr. Huegel donated his CAR to Harvest Hope Food Bank. He was inspired by his former professor Alan Medlin at the University of South Carolina School of Law who would match their donations every year. He dedicates his donation to the USC Law Pro Bono Program and his former professor Alan Medlin. Thanks Steve for staying with us a few minutes so we capture this inspiring story! South Carolina is very grateful for your donation!
Here's also a story that appeared on WACH Fox in Columbia SC. Thank you to Tara Petitt for coming out and covering this. You can find Tara on twitter at https://twitter.com/tjp_tara
Here is a "behind the scenes" photo from the title exchange with our Transportation & Central Purchasing Manager, Chuck Backman.
If Steve has inspired you to make a difference please donate below!
SC State Fair Donates $100,000 to Harvest HopeNovember 21, 2015
The South Carolina State Fair donated $200,000 to flood relief efforts with the net proceeds from this year’s parking fees. The fair allocated those funds to the Salvation Army and Harvest Hope Food Bank. Both organizations received $100,000.
Newsboys and Cole Swindell, who performed in the grandstand during this year’s fair, also donated approximately $10,000 to Harvest Hope Food Bank, which was instrumental in providing food for flood victims.
Gary Goodman(in the video above) talking about the donation.