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June 03, 2011

South Carolina Bank And Trust St. George Office Raises Money For The Souper Bowl Of Caring

The South Carolina Bank and Trust St. George office’s employees, customers and friends showed what teamwork really means by working together and raising money to support the Souper Bowl of Caring project.
The SCBT St. George office raised a total of $524.93, which it has chosen to donate to Angel Food Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States.
St. George’s efforts were only part of the SCBT partnership with the Super Bowl of Caring to raise money for needy and hungry people across South Carolina. SCBT was a pioneer in partnering with the Souper Bowl of Caring to raise awareness and funds through collections at each of the branches and internal departments. The project also encouraged employees to spread the word in their communities and to recruit others to get involved.
SCBT raised a total of $39,312.15, volunteered for 380 hours and collected 6,032 lbs of food. All total, SCBT raised $45,344.15, contributed to help hungry people across South Carolina.
The Souper Bowl of Caring was founded in 1990 by the youth group at a Columbia, SC church, to help hungry people across South Carolina. The original vision was to see Super Bowl Sunday transformed from its emphasis on professional football into a day of giving and serving. The concept – which challenged some of the 140 million people who watch the Super Bowl to give just $1 to help people in need in their area – has raised more than $50 million for charity. In 2005, the Souper Bowl of Caring partnered with SCBT in a move to include businesses around the state. The program was so successful, they decided to continue their partnership.
“The Souper Bowl of Caring is a wonderful organization that contributes to people all over the country,” said Jessica Canady, SCBT Loan Assistant in St. George. “With our branch participating, we were helping our local community.  Because we were able to volunteer and help on the day of distribution, we chose to donate the money raised and the canned goods collected to the local Angel Food Ministries at the Outreach Center in Reevesville.”

“We are so proud of our teams this year,” said John Windley, president of SCBT. “Their efforts have been tremendous especially in the current economic climate. Souper Bowl of Caring is a good fit for SCBT because we are here to help our local communities and the funds raised are donated to local charities.”

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