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Helping Out for May 13, 2020

Staff Report //May 13, 2020//

Helping Out for May 13, 2020

Staff Report //May 13, 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.

Palmetto Brewing Co. and High Wire Distilling Co. have partnered to process beer into hand sanitizer for local distribution.

High Wire Distilling donated more than 107 barrels of beer to Palmetto Brewing Co. Under a fully controlled, distillation process, alcohol was evaporated from the beer, cooled and collected. Glycerin and hydrogen peroxide were then mixed in to make a standard hand sanitizer solution.

Charleston Fire Chief Dan Curia helped to coordinate donation drop-offs at several of the fire houses around the city.

REV Federal Credit Union has launched several initiatives to help those most impacted by COVID-19 through its REV Cares program. For Tip Tuesday, branch staff members are handing out $100 bills and thank you cards to employees of the food and beverage industry when picking up a curbside or drive-thru order.

REV is also partnering with local eateries to donate meals to medical professionals working in area hospital systems. In addition to purchasing meals, the credit union is also featuring these businesses on social media.

As part of its Grocery Giveback, REV purchased groceries for customers negatively impacted by the virus. The group also donated $1,000 to Dorchester Paws and Pet Helpers animal shelters.

The Green Heart Project is hosting its 10th Anniversary Harvest Dinner on May 21. Ticket sales benefit the organization’s Farm to School programs.

The dinner, presented by Limehouse Produce and supported by Motley Rice Law Firm, will consist of a curbside pickup barbecue dinner and a fresh bag of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Pickup will be available 6 to 8 p.m. at Mitchell Elementary School, 2 Perry St. in downtown Charleston.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and $1 for children under 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will also be an option to pay it forward by purchasing a meal for a Green Heart student or their family.

Green Heart will also be streaming live content on Facebook from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the day of the event. The stream will include live music, cooking demos, tour of the Mitchell Elementary gardens, reflections from past and present Green Heart participants and a sneak peek of the new Urban Farm at Enston Home, currently under construction.