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Raising Money To Help Grieving Children

11:37 PM, Jan 13, 2012   |    comments
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Cayce, SC (WLTX) - The United Hospice Foundation held a bowling night to raise money to help send grieving children cope with their loss.

"The parents are busy grieving the loss also and the community does not know how to help them," said Terry Thompkins.

That's where Camp Cocoon comes in; Thompkins with the United Hospice Foundation says they provide children with a way to cope with their loss.

"A lot of the children we serve have no place to go to get help whatsoever," said Thompkins.

For years they have sent children to the camp in Georgia but now its expanding to the Palmetto State.

"For them to have the opportunity to get together with kids around the state and to cope with that loss I think this is a great experience for everyone in the community," said Mike McBride.

They held a bowling event to raise money for the camp. Jeff Eaedy works with the Regional Ambulance Service and says it's for a good cause.

"Whether they are underprivileged or kids with a specific tragedy, knowing that you are contributing to their future especially when you are talking about kids is always a good feeling," said Eaedy.

Dana Tucker says it gives the children who are going through tough times a shoulder to lean on.

"It is so important to let children know that there are people and families and companies like ours that really care and will make a difference," said Tucker.

Thompkins says it's all worth it.

"When that kid hugs us and thanks us before they leave camp and they write us notes and their parents thank us and tell us what a difference it has made in their lives thats the blessing that we get back," said Thompkins.

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