When Rev. Pinckney and eight fellow worshipers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC were brutally murdered in a racially-motivated shooting last month, the nation was outraged. However, led by the example set by the congregation and victims’ families, the overwhelming response to this tragedy has been forgiveness, love and a determination to use this as a turning point in the nation’s conversation about race. The Mother Emanuel Hope and the Lowcountry Ministries—Reverend Pinckney Funds were established to ensure this conversation will take place and that Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s work for lasting change will continue.
The Mother Emanuel Hope Fund will provide direct financial support for the funeral and burial expenses of the nine victims of the senseless tragedy. Any funds remaining will be donated directly to the Emanuel AME Church to benefit the surviving families and the Church.
The Lowcountry Ministries – Reverend Pinckney Fund will be used to support initiatives serving vulnerable populations and youth projects that the Reverend was so passionate about, along with his home church.
In a collaborative effort between OneKanawha, Compassionate Charleston, and the City of Charleston, WV, donations are being accepted locally through July 15, 2015. Your donations to the Emanuel AME Fund through the City of Charleston, WV are tax deductible.
To make a donation, please make your check or money order out to The City of Charleston WV and designate either Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, or Reverend Pinckney Fund on the memo section of your check. Send to:
City of Charleston WV
Attn: Emanuel AME Fund
PO Box 2749
Charleston, WV 25330
Join with us Tuesday June 30 at 5:30-7:30 for an important discussion on racial equality and justice!
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