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      Give to the homeless through the Oliver Gospel Mission's Hope-A-Thon

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- If you have a heart for the homeless, the Oliver Gospel Mission is hosting a Hope-A-Thon Thursday.

      The Heart for the Homeless fundraiser presented by Mungo Homes is working to raise money to strengthen the mission's current programs and build a women's growth center to assist homeless women with children.

      The telethon takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in the Vista.

      WACH Fox News will be on hand all day broadcasting live from the event. You can stop by and visit with our on-air personalities.

      While you're there you can also drop off a donation of clothing, food, bottled water or a financial gift. You can also call 351-0333 or 351-0334 or visit the Oliver Gospel Mission's website to donate.

      A special thanks goes out to Mungo Homes for presenting the event. Magic 98.5 Radio, Verizon Wireless, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hudson's Smokehouse, McDonalds, Edible Arrangements, Pepsi and Ovations Catering.

      Oliver Gospel Mission has been rescuing and rebuilding lives since 1888.