Columbia, SC. The Mungo family, together with the Michael J. Mungo Foundation, has contributed $100,000 to the Lowcountry Food Bank, which is rapidly working to provide vital support in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence's devastating impact to coastal South Carolina.
According to CEO, Steven Mungo, many people in the affected area are hourly workers living paycheck-to-paycheck and have been out of work since the evacuation order. Combined with a high poverty rate before this event, there is tremendous need for what many of us take for granted: basic nutrition.
The food bank has already distributed more than 600,000 pounds of food and anticipates distributing thousands more as part of Hurricane Florence and flood relief, according to Pat Walker, President and CEO of Lowcountry Food Bank.
The Mungo donation will allow the Food Bank to lease trucks capable of getting emergency aid through to those in need, and provide extra food to those who are out of work from the flooding.
Donations may be made to the efforts of the Lowcountry Food Bank at https://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org.
About Mungo Homes
Based in Columbia, SC, Mungo Homes has communities along the South Carolina coast stretching from Beaufort to Little River. Currently ranked the 35th largest builder in the country by Builder magazine, the Mungo family started building new homes in Columbia, South Carolina in 1954. With a track record of success based on quality, trust, and stability, Mungo Homes – still family-owned and operated – sold more than 1600 new homes in 2017 in eight markets throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
Mungo Homes was named America’s Best Builder 2012 by Builder magazine – an award for overall excellence in homebuilding based on finance/operations, design/construction, customer service/quality, community/industry service and marketing. The National Association of Home Builders honored Mungo Homes as the National Green Advocate of the Year 2012 for hauSmart, Mungo’s exclusive energy-efficiency program. The company was also recognized as the winner of the 2008 National Housing Quality Award and is the only South Carolina-based builder ever honored with this prestigious award.
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