COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- 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 do not rely heavily on government grants or outside money.
On Wednesday, Hammond said the charity that spent the highest percentage of its money on program efforts was Fort Mill Care Center, Inc., at nearly 98 percent.
Hammond also annually alerts residents to charities whose financial reports show they spend little on their stated purpose and a lot on professional solicitors. The organization with the lowest expenditure was the Sarasota, Fla.-based Law Enforcement Officers Relief Fund, at just under 1 percent.