25th Anniversary Community Celebration

ECCO was founded in the wake of Hurricane Hugo as an emergency food and clothing distribution center and has since continued to serve local families living in poverty. This fall commemorates 25 years of helping our neighors in need. More information below:


  • News 2 WCBD-TV produced a fantastic segment that aired on Friday, September 19th. Open this link to view the “Hurricane Hugo 25th Anniversary Special” for exclusive interviews and footage from 1989.
  • Click here or on the image below for ECCO’s Anniversary commercial.

News Articles and Columns

The Anniversary Celebration Event Photo Gallery
On Saturday, September 20th, ECCO brought the community together to celebrate a milestone birthday at Awendaw Green. The day was filled with activities for all ages, including a massive climbing wall, bounce house, face painting, a balloon artist, fire truck, police display, and the Art Bus. Additional exhibits offered Hurricane preparedness support, information about ECCO’s services, and educational games for prizes. News2 filmed video testimonials from attendees who shared their ECCO stories and memories. Food vendors included Kickin’ Chicken, Roadside Seafood, Joe’s BBQ, and Cast Iron Food Trucks, fresh oven fired pizza, Kona Ice, and King of Pops. Entertainment was provided by the Huger/Cainhoy Summer Enrichment Program Choir, New Hope UMC Praise Dancers, The Plantation Singers, Shem Creek Boogie Band and Shades of Plenty.

A special thanks to Sewee Outpost for providing the venue!

We are grateful to the following donors for making this event possible:

Founding Sponsor of ECCO
Supporting Sponsor
Outreach Sponsors
Partners and Contributing Sponsors

And a special thanks for in-kind support from Minuteman Press, Kickin’ Chicken, Sign-a-rama, and CMMC Security!