UNION — The residents of Union County will have an opportunity to contribute to the “Convoy of Hope” and help the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma during a day-long fundraising event at a local chiropractic center.
The “Helping Hands For Harvey and Irma” Relief Benefit will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Sparrow Family Chiropractic, 214 South Mountain Street, Union.
The event will include refreshments and a silent auction as well as chiropractic adjustments for those in attendance. The following chiropractors will be present to provide the adjustments
• Dr. Kat Sparrow-Wilkins, DC, of Sparrow Family Chiropractic
• Dr. Shaneen Brown, DC, of Southern Palms Chiropractic in Spartanburg
• Dr. Chase Fowler, DC, who is currently lending his services to chiropractic offices in Rock Hill and Fort Mill.
In addition, the first 50 patients at Tuesday’s benefit will receive a free event t-shirt.
The benefit is being hosted by Sparrow Family Chiropractic and the Union County Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds will be donated to the “Convoy of Hope” for hurricane relief for the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Within the space of less than two weeks, Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and Louisiana and Hurricane Irma devastated Florida and other parts of the southeast including communities in South Carolina. The funds raised at Tuesday’s relief benefit will go to help Convoy of Hope deliver assistance to help the victims of Harvey and Irma as they seek to recover from the devastation wrought by the hurricanes. Cash or checks will be accepted at Tuesday’s benefit.
According to its website (www.convoyofhope.org) Convoy of Hope “is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response. As a faith-based, international, humanitarian-relief organization strategically based in Springfield, Missouri — the crossroads of America — our goal is to bring help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.”
The website states the Convoy of Hope was founded “was founded in 1994 by the Donaldson family. Their inspiration for starting the organization can be traced back to the many people who helped their family after their father, Harold, was killed by a drunk driver in 1969. Today, more than 80 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope. We are proud that we work through churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits to provide help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.”
For more information about the “Helping Hands For Harvey and Irma” Relief Benefit call 864-441-0441.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.