Callison Tighe helps Harvest Hope meet unprecedented need
In June, Harvest Hope pantries were hit hard as families struggled to feed kids who usually eat school-provided meals and, with the thousand-year flood in October, the hunger-relief agency experienced even greater demand for food relief. Callison Tighe rose to help meet that need, continuing its commitment to help hungry families in the Midlands by making a $5,000 donation to Harvest Hope in June and another $5,000 in October. These donations, followed by the firm’s annual holiday gift to the agency, brought its total contribution to $15,000 for the year, which will provide as many as 75,000 meals.
Since the October flooding in South Carolina, Harvest Hope has provided food and water equal to 2.2 million meals for disaster relief, over and above its normal demand. The food bank’s distribution in November has been 80 percent higher than normal, while food donations have been only 25 percent higher, putting a strain on the organization and its future resources.
“This was a tough year for South Carolina,” said Rick Detwiler, member of Callison Tighe. “Callison Tighe has been a member of the Midlands community since 1947 and the clients of Harvest Hope are our neighbors – our neighbors in need.”
Callison Tighe often has taken a hands-on approach to helping others. Like many others in the community and around the state, the firm stepped up to help with flood relief. Attorneys and staff cooked and served barbecue to more than 200 flood relief volunteers.
“It is part of our firm’s DNA to support our community,” said Callison Tighe managing partner Mike Tighe. “This year especially, we are grateful for all that our employees have quietly done throughout the community and that our firm could help Harvest Hope fulfill its critical mission of meeting the most basic needs of our citizens.”
To learn more or donate, visit harvesthope.org and click on “Donate Now,” or call (803) 254-4432.