- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Electric & Gas is donating $100,000 to the Charleston church where nine members were shot to death last week.

Kevin Marsh is chairman and CEO of SCANA, SCE&G;’s parent company. Marsh said in a news release Tuesday that the utility would also match its employees’ contributions, dollar for dollar for Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

SCE&G; has its roots in the coastal city. According to SCANA’s corporate website, local business leaders met to form the Charleston Gas Light Company in 1846 and ultimately lit the streets of Charleston with gas streetlights. SCANA was formed as a holding company in 1984.

Marsh says he hopes the donation will help the congregation heal and contribute to the church’s role in the Charleston community.

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