Less than a month since a lack of funds prompted it to close, the community and education center that serves one of South Carolina’s poorest communities has raised more than half of what it needs to re-open. Jennifer Disney, the former board president for a Place for Hope that operated in the Blackmon Road community, says thousands of dollars in pledges and donations have come in recently.
A Place for Hope executive director Mary Hoppman also has some good news.
Hoppman says it takes about $15,000 a year to operate the wash house. Disney says the outpouring of support for A Place for Hope has been massive.
Disney says once it re-opens, A Place for Hope will focus on its new mission of educating children in the Blackmon Road area.