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2 Upstate groups make 'Scrooges and Angels' list

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond has released his annual "Scrooges and Angels" list of what charities in the state give the most toward their goals.

Hammond names as "angels" those charities that use at least 80 percent of their donations for their charitable purpose, use volunteers and don't rely heavily on government grants or outside money.

On Thursday, Hammond said the charity that spent the highest percentage of its money on program efforts was Seneca-based Rosa Clark Medical Clinical Association, Inc., at 99.1 percent.

South Carolina Hunters and Landowners for the Hungry in Spartanburg were also named an "angel" for their 91.2 percent contribution. Hunters for the Hungry distributes hunters' venison to hungry people through an integrated network of meat processors and food banks.

There were no "Scrooges" in the Upstate.

Hammond also annually alerts residents to charities whose financial reports show they spend little on their stated purpose and much on professional solicitors. The organization with the lowest expenditure was the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge No. 3 in Hanahan, at 4.1 percent.

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