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How to Support The Charleston Emanuel AME Church & The Victims’ Families



11110229_10203691884128011_2904942342463363056_nPeople are wondering how they can help support the Emanuel AME Church, the victims’ families, the survivors and/or the Charleston community. The following is a list of ways you can help out.


Earlier today, Mayor Joe Riley announced the creation of the “Mother Emanuel Hope Fund,” which included $5,000 from the city. The fund will help family members pay for funerals, counseling, and mores. Donations can be made:


(Past events have been moved to the end of this post)


  • Charleston Pour House
    • “Don’t Tell Me This Town Ain’t Got No Heart” is a Benefit Concert
    • Suggested donation of $10 to attend


  • Wild Blue Ropes
    • Proceeds from all climbs will be donated


  • 8 pm – Upper Deck Tavern
    • The bar is hosting its first ever drag show. Any tips the performers make will go to the Mother Emanuel Hope AME Church Fund
    • More information






  • HoM
    • 10% of total sales
  • Party at the Point
    • Organizers will be collecting donations
  • SoCal Block Party
    • $1 from each Sam Adams Rebel beer sold throughout the event will benefit Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
    • Boone’s BarKickin’ Chicken, King Street Grille, Mellow Mushroom Charleston, and Upper Deck. 
  • Zombie Bob’s Pizza
    • Donating 10% of total sales to The Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
    • They’ll be at SAIC (1020 North Pointe Blvd) from 11 am – 1pm and then at the Windward Long Point Apartments (335 Stonewall Ct) from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


  • Charleston Sports Pub
    • Donating 10% of all sales
    • Hosting a vollypong tournament at 1 pm
      • $10 per team with 100% of the proceeds be donated
  • Cru Cafe
    • 20% of proceeds from lunch will be donated
    • Saturday’s DELUGE water festival at the Grove at Patriots Point will donate a portion of proceeds to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
  • Homegrown James Island Farmer’s Market
    • 15% of proceeds this weekend go to the Mother Emanuel Church
  • Indigo Road Restaurants
    • 10% of proceeds from all restaurants will be donated
    • The Cocktail Club, The Macintosh, Oak Steakhouse, O-Ku, Indaco
    • Includes the group’s restaurants in Atlanta and Columbia
  • John Lewis Barbecue
    • Saturday’s Pop-Up BBQ at Revelry Brewing will donate a portion of El Sancho sandwich sales to the fund
  • Theatre 99
    • Will donate a portion of their proceeds


  • Roti Rolls
    • Will donate 10% of sales


  • Proof
    • Starting at 8 pm, 100% of sales and tips will be donated


  • Moon and Lola
    • Donating 10% of weekend sales to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
  • The Royal American
    • $2 from all punch sales through Sunday will be donated
  • The Sparrow
    • Will donate 50% of all sales from Thursday through Sunday
  • Striped Pig Distillery
    • Will donate $5 from each bottle sold this weekend at the Distillery to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
  • Zero George Cafe
    • Friday through Sunday they will donate 10% of proceeds
  • Sweet Lulu’s Bakery on Wheels
    • Donating 10% of sales from Saturday through Monday
    • Saturday: Johns Island Farmers Market Homegrown 9 am – 1 pm
    • Saturday: Deluge Charleston 3 pm – 7 pm
    • Sunday: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market 11 am – 3 pm
    • Monday: Freshfields Village 4 pm – 7 pm


  1. Jessica

    June 19, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I am praying for everyone at AME Church. I do not have money but I would like to send cards to the survivors (I understand there are 3 in the hospital) or send cards to family members of the victims. Maybe my readers could send cards too. Where should we send cards?
    Thanks in advance,

    • Holy City Sinner

      June 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      That’s very kind of you, Jessica. It seems, for privacy reasons, the survivors have not been identified publicly. The best thing to do is send any card (maybe with a letter stating who they are for) to the church itself at 110 Calhoun Street.

  2. Sandi Cummings

    June 20, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Could we get the email address to send condolences, please?
    Thanks and may God use this incident to turn people to him.

  3. Anonymous

    June 21, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I want to say how much I admire you for your faith. What you are doing will get more accomplished between blacks and whites than all of the riots in the world. I believe what you are doing will go down in history as the turning point in between blacks and whites. I truly believe that we have to stop hating and start loving everyone. I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for all the families and your church. Please keep up the good work you are doing. I look forward to the day when blacks and whites all work together along with all of the other races. I believe that if we get God back in our lives that all can be accomplished. I think this is what Martin Luther King wanted for all of us.

  4. Phillip M. Scarboro

    June 21, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I admire you for your faith during this tragic time. I am so sorry for the loss to your church and the families involved. I believe that this will go down in history as the turning point between blacks and whites. We need to start loving each other rather than hating each other. I look forward to the day when we can all get along and live in peace. I think we all need to reject violence and those who prey upon our fears. There is no place for violence whether it be black or white. I think this is what Martin Luther King Jr. Wanted. He had the right idea. I love all of you. May God give you peace.

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