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Fort Mill Care Center Appeals to Community To Support First-Ever Capital Campaign
“Legacy of Caring” Campaign seeks to raise $400,000 to secure and remodel a permanent location at 2760 Old Nation Road in Fort Mill
FORT MILL, SC, April 30, 2015 – The Fort Mill Care Center (FMCC) kicked off its first-ever capital campaign today announcing a goal of $400,000, which will be used to secure and renovate a permanent facility for the charity located at 2760 Old Nation Road. The FMCC offices and food pantry are currently housed at 818 Tom Hall Street. Dozens of volunteers and supporters attended the kickoff event held Thursday evening at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church in Fort Mill.
“Money raised from the campaign will allow us to have our own permanent facility from which to build on our legacy of caring in the Fort Mill and surrounding community,” said Diana Bernard, president of the board of the FMCC.
“For more than 25 years our all-volunteer center has served as a beacon of hope for families and individuals in need in our community by providing food and emergency assistance when they need it most. We now appeal to our loyal supporters and others to help us forge ahead to acquire a permanent home and eliminate debts so that there will always be a place where local citizens and families can turn to in times of crisis.”
Last year, the Fort Mill Care Center assisted clients with food, utility assistance, emergency dental care, medical prescriptions and holiday gifts for children and seniors. In all, more than 99,000 pounds of food were distributed and a total of $233,000 was given to assist 3,539 families. In February, the center announced the purchase of the former Firehouse Grill restaurant building and property at 2760 Old Nation Road for use as its permanent home.
To make donations to the campaign and learn more about the FMCC and its volunteer opportunities, visit its website at http://www.fortmillcarecenter.org/about/. Co-chairs for the campaign are Kerry Cantley and Bob Turner.
The FMCC continues to accept donations of nonperishable food, personal care items and money (for client needs) at its current location at 818 Tom Hall Street (SC 160 East), Suite 114. Donations may be made 9 a.m. – noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The non-profit United Way agency serves clients from the Fort Mill (29715), Tega Cay (29708) and Indian Land (29707) communities.
Fort Mill Care Center, Inc., PO Box 1401, Fort Mill, SC 29715/803-547-7620
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