Good Deed Friday brings community together to help others - - Columbia, South Carolina

Good Deed Friday brings community together to help others

Volunteers gather donations on Good Deed Friday Volunteers gather donations on Good Deed Friday

This isn't just Good Friday in West Columbia, it's Good Deed Friday.

The goal is not to spend money, but to donate gently used clothes furniture and toys to Our Savior Lutheran Church.

"I mean, Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving us eternal life so for us to be just be able to give to others love others as he has commanded us to do certainly something that I want to be apart of," said Lindsay Shupe.

And she was in good company. Plenty of people dropped off donations to the charities who took part in Good Deed Friday.

Harvest Hope, Chris Myers Place, and Lexington Interfaith Community services were just a few of the participants.
"Good Deed Friday is a wonderful time for the public to come out for the community to come out and to help these great organizations who only want to help our neighbors," said Skot Garrick with Harvest Hope Food Bank.

This is the fifth year the West Metro Chamber of Commerce has hosted the event. Last year's turnout was kind of low, but this time around, organizers say the community came out in full force to show their support

"It shows our faith," said Debra Gallup with the Chamber of Commerce.  "It shows our involvement in the community, our love for our neighbors. And to me, that's what I think makes a community special. That fact that we will do what we need to for our fellow community, our neighbors, to show that love and support."

Everyone who attended Friday's event agreed it's always the right season to give but sometimes it seems an extra push is all that's needed to get people going again.

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