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Helping Out for April 1, 2020

Staff Report //April 1, 2020//

Helping Out for April 1, 2020

Staff Report //April 1, 2020//

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Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submit your news using our online form.

Thurston Southern Catering has created Rosebay, a new pickup and delivery service. Each week, Rosebay will apply proceeds from the previous week’s sales to donate food to local communities in need.

A variety of meals are offered, including gluten-free and plant-based options. Grocery items are also available for purchase. Orders must be placed by 2 p.m. the day before pickup or delivery.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has donated $100,000 toward the S.C. American Red Cross’ mission of collecting blood donations during the new coronavirus pandemic.

The American Heart Association is committing $2.5 million to research efforts focusing on the new coronavirus as a part of its COVID-19 and its Cardiovascular Impact Rapid Response Grant initiative.

The association will offer research grants for fast-tracked short-term projects that can produce results within 9 months to a year to better understand the virus. There will also be additional funding for the association’s new Health Technologies & Innovation Strategically Focused Research Centers to develop rapid technology solutions.

The association will fund one national coordinating center, along with at least 10 project grants of $100,000 each.

Applications are due April 6, with awardees announced in early May and projects underway by June.