Story originally printed in Bluffton Today, by Gwyneth J. Saunders
The Cadillac that Bud Voegl bought his wife, Silvia, in December 1994 sat in his garage after she died from breast cancer two years ago. When their son gave him a new car, he knew he couldn’t keep both.
He turned it over to Off Island Thrift, thrift stores that support the Cancer Awareness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Karen Matthews, who also operates the stores. The foundation was founded in 1999 and serves to relieve some of the stress of those going through treatment by paying some bills or medical bills.
It’s a pretty simple concept. People donate goods and then Matthews uses the money from those sales after paying operational costs of the business for the cancer patients who fill out Guardian Angel applications.
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