In Columbia, WPA workers cut wood for distribution to the needy by the Salvation Army. The project flourished under the WPA and its city of Columbia and Salvation Army sponsorship from 1935 to 1942. It has since been taken over by "The State" newspaper, which still raises funds to help supply fuel during the winter for those who need it but cannot pay for it.
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- 5.2 Demonstrate an understanding of how international events and conditions during the early 20th Century (i.e., 19101940) affected the United States and South Carolina.
- 8.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of world events on South Carolina and the United States from 1929 to present.