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Andrew Boardwine aboardwine@florencenews.com Reporter Nov 20, 2018

Free Meal to be served during ‘Day of Hope’ at Graham Community Shelter in Florence

FLORENCE, S.C. — A free meal will be provided Wednesday at the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter as part of Signature Wealth Strategies’ fourth annual “Day of Thanks.”

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., folks can enjoy a free meal — or get to-go boxes, the day before Thanksgiving at the shelter at 535 S. Church St. The shelter is run by the House of Hope of the Pee Dee.

Chip Munn, managing partner for Signature Wealth, said the event is something the business looks forward to each year.

“We created the Day of Thanks as a more meaningful way to give back to our community and our clients during the holiday season,” Munn said. “Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, our staff, volunteers and others, we’re able to make a genuine difference and provide a warm Thanksgiving meal to those who may otherwise go without.”

The Day of Thanks is put on in partnership with Signature Wealth and the House of Hope. Munn said several local businesses including Victors Restaurant, S&W Printing, CPS LED Lighting, Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches made generous donations to the cause.

Mack Myers, the program manager with House of Hope of the Pee Dee, said the goal of the organization is to help those who are less fortunate.

“We’re just trying to serve God in the way that He wants us to serve,” Myers said. “Being able to serve them is extremely important, and they may not get a hot meal otherwise for Thanksgiving.”

The House of Hope of the Pee Dee is a Christ-based shelter serving the homeless population in the Pee Dee area. The House of Hope has two long-term homeless shelters: one for women and children and one for men. The organization also has two Mission Mart thrift stores, which help to support the two shelters. For more information, visit hofh.org.

Signature Wealth Strategies helps families make financial decisions and plan their futures with confidence. The practice’s advisers have had a presence in the Florence area since 1970 and moved in downtown Florence’s Waters building in 2014. For more information, visit signaturewealth.com.