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How The Upstate Is Giving To Organizations In Boston

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As the dramatic events unfolded in Boston, people in the Upstate did what they could to help the victims of the marathon bombing.

At the Mauldin Cultural Center, Executive Director George Patrick McLeer says concert-goers helped raise money to send to the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts and the Boston Athletic Association - the organizers of the Boston Marathon.

"I figured we'd lend a helping hand anyway we can," McLeer explained. "This is the way that we all, I think, in the Upstate can do it, is just give what we can."

In the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose in downtown Greenville, the good acts continue in the form of good food.

Kensey Boyd says all the proceeds from a Boston cream pie cupcake will go to the One Fund Boston through May 4th.

"We thought, what better way to reach out to those in Boston, than do something a little bit sweet, and have all the proceeds go towards them," said.

Her close friends were injured in the bombing. "I personally have two friends that are in Boston hospitals right now that had severe injuries," she said of the need to give.

At Henry's Smokehouse in Greenville, Tiger O'Rourke says the store is donating 10% of its Friday sales from all three stores to the Salvation Army in Boston.

"I think a lot of people have felt the need to help out in some way shape or form," O'Rourke said. 

 

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