The Fort Mill Care Center received a second large donation this month, with a $20,500 donation from Good Folks of York County.
The money, delivered Friday, will be used to continue the Care Center’s goals of helping Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Indian Land residents in need. The Care Center operates a food bank out of its facility on Banks Street, and also helps residents who need help paying utility and prescription bills.
The Care Center also received a donation of $30,000 from Transformation Church in Indian Land two weeks ago.
Good Folks board member Strauss Moore Shiple said the Fort Mill Care Center was selected as one of the group’s recipients because they provide basic needs for people in need. The group also liked that the Care Center is run entirely by volunteers.
Last year, the Care Center gave out about $240,000 in utility payments. In an average month, the center pays out approximately $2,000 for prescription medications and tens of thousands of pounds of food.
Good Folks of York County is a group of community citizens who volunteer their time and efforts to raise funds for local organizations. Among the Fort Mill and Tega Cay residents on the board are Trudie Heemsoth, Randy Imler, Ron Kirby, Ted Matthews and Will Close. The application process begins in the summer of each year. The board uses the applications as well as presentations by the organizations to determine which group or groups will be the recipient of the group’s fundraising efforts.
Read more in the FortMillTimes.com story by Jenny Overman