Carolina Cares telethon raises $20K in one day to help those struggling during COVID-19 pandemic

Updated: May. 5, 2020 at 11:23 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Through a partnership with The Salvation Army, WMBF News has been able to provide meals and other essential services to those impacted by COVID-19 across the area.

The Carolina Cares telethon had a goal to raise $10,000 in one day, but thanks to our amazing communities, we were able to double that goal.

The telethon raised $20,000 in one day and our Carolina Cares campaign is well over the $75,000 mark.

Every dollar counts, and The Salvation Army says they plan to stretch that dollar as much as they can to help out.

“We want to be able to take the donations at this time to buy items," said Salvation Army Capt. Carl Melton. “We’re in the unique situation to be able to buy items in bulk from food services companies, we can order from big box companies. It’s easier for us to do that with a monetary donation.”

Capt. Melton also says The Salvation Army is accepting food donations. The most-needed items include non-perishable items, canned goods, dried goods and bread.

Our Carolina Cares campaign is still accepting donations.

Click here to donate to Carolina Cares. You can also call (843) 488-2769 to make a contribution or if you need help from The Salvation Army.

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