Mission for Megan fund exceeds $37,000

The community has donated $37,500 to the fund benefiting the 10-year-old girl with brain cancer who doesn't have a permanent home.

The Mission for Megan fund was established earlier this month to collect money for a new mobile home for Megan Burns and her family. Megan had been hospitalized since October and was released Feb. 18, but she couldn't return to her family's trailer because it wasn't big or safe enough. She's living in a temporary apartment until May.

Her supporters hoped to raise $30,000, and they plan to continue fundraising efforts to buy a small piece of property that will accommodate a double-wide mobile home.

"The community is being so generous, and our fundraising is going well," said Christy Crawford, a close family friend who's been coordinating the support.

Donations can be made at any First Federal branch in the name of "Mission for Megan." At least three fundraising events are planned, including a community-wide yard sale at Belle Hall Elementary on March 24 at 8 a.m. And Rotten-Apples.net, an Apple product repair store on the Isle of Palms, will donate $10 from each local repair made during March to the fund.

Anyone with questions can call the Belle Hall Elementary School office at 849-2841.

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