SC National Guard helps Harvest Hope amid COVID-19

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SC National Guard helps Harvest Hope amid COVID-19

SC National Guard helps Harvest Hope amid COVID-19

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FOR FOOD IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH. >> THE LINE STRETCHED FROM HERE ALL THE WAY PAST THE CHAIN TRACKS. >> IT IS A GOOD THING AND IT IS A BAD THING. THE LINES FOR FOOD ARE LONG, BUT THERE IS HOPE AND HELP FOR PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABL >> EVERYBODY HAS GOT THEIR SMILES ON THEIR FACE. I GET A CHANCE, I WALKED ON THE LINE AND TELL THEM EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. THEY ARE SO GRATEFUL. >> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SEEKING FOOD IS GOING UP DAILY. BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS, HARVEST HOPE SERVED BETWEEN 160 TO 180 PEOPLE A DAY. BY LAST FRIDAY, THAT NUMBER HA INCREASED 10 FOLD TO 1890 PEOPLE SERVED. THAT’S 495 FAMILIES IN GREENVILLE AND LAURENS COUNTIES. SO HARVEST HOPE ASKED FOR AND IS GETTING HELP FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD. 15 SOLDIERS WORKING IN GREENVILLE. >> SO WE NEED PEOPLE TO HELP US PACK AND THAT KIND OF STUFF. WE NEED PEOPLE TO HELP UNLOAD TRUCKS. >> NATIONAL GUARD IS HAPPY TO HELP SETTING, THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE NEEDS OF THE STATE FOR THE DURATION OF THE COVID-19 RESPONSE EFFORTS THE GUARD WILL WORK INSIDE THE WAREHOUSE WHERE VOLUNTEERS CAN’T GO, BUT THERE ARE STILL MORE PEOPLE NEEDED TO PASS OUT THE FOOD. HARVEST HOPE ALSO NEEDS CASH DONATIONS. >> THE BIGGEST THING THAT WE ASK TO DO NOW IS CASH DONATIONS. WE CAN BUY CERTAIN PRODUCTS THAT WE NEED. >> HE TELLS ME HE EXPECTS THE — TO HAVE THE SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD HELPING OUT UNTIL AT LEAST THE END OF MAY. CAROL: WYFF4 AND HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANK ARE TEAMING UP TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY DURING T COVID-19 CRISIS. THIS WE’RE HOLDING A PROJECT WEDNESDAY, COMMUNITY DAY 4 GIVING VIRTUAL TELETHON. VIEWERS WILL BE ABLE TO DONATE MONEY VIRTUALLY THAT WILL BENEFIT HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANKS IN THE UPSTATE. YOU’LL FIND WAYS TO GIVE ON WYFF4.COM, THE WYFF 4 APP, AND WE’LL SCROLL IT ON A TICKER THROUGHOUT THE DAY WEDNESDAY MICHAEL: THE BLOOD CONNECTION HAS AN URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS. ANYONE WHO IS FEELING HEALTHY IS URGED TO DONAT THE BLOOD CONNECTION SAYS IT IS TAKING EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS. THERE ARE DONATION CENTERS IN SPARTANBURG, GREENVILLE, EASLEY, SENECA, AND GREENWOOD. THIS THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY, SEVERAL NEWSPR

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SC National Guard helps Harvest Hope amid COVID-19

SC National Guard helps Harvest Hope amid COVID-19

As Harvest Hope enters week six of its COVID-19 response efforts, it has called in the South Carolina National Guard to assist with various needs within the food bank.(Watch story above)

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As Harvest Hope enters week six of its COVID-19 response efforts, it has called in the South Carolina National Guard to assist with various needs within the food bank.

(Watch story above)

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