2015 South Carolina Floods

Record rainfall in October, 2015 has caused extensive flooding in South Carolina. Here are ways tou can help:

The S.C. Emergency Management Division has requested that those requesting to volunteer their services contact the United Way Association of South Carolina at (803) 929-1000 or go to scemd.org.

SCEMD advises that monetary donations to local charitable organizations are the most effective thing to offer at this time and recommends the following:

Adventist Community Services (877) 227-2702

American Red Cross of Central South Carolina (800) 435-7669

Feeding America (800) 771-2303

Harvest Hope Food Bank (803) 254-4432

Lutheran Disaster Response (800) 638-3522

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (800) 872-3283

Salvation Army (800) 725-2769

Southern Baptist Convention/Disaster Relief (800) 462-8657

United Methodist Committee on Relief (800) 554-8583

United Way Tri-County: Berkeley County Prosperity Center (843) 761-6033; Dorchester County Prosperity Center (843) 282-6294

a href=<"uwmidlands.wufoo.com/forms/flood-disaster-relief-fund">United Way Midlands

United Way Williamsburg and Georgetown counties

United Way Clarendon, Sumter and Lee counties

United Way of South Carolina (803) 929-1000

SCEMD is not directly accepting clothing items, but suggests donation to charitable community organizations, since they already have the resources for a distribution plan.

The same reasoning is given for food donations and SCEMD suggests taking collected items directly to food banks or other organizations prepared for food distribution.

The Central Carolina Community Foundation is accepting donations and 100 percent will support organizations that are assisting with flood relief in the Midlands.

Go to yourfoundation.org to donate and include the name of a specific county, if so desired. The foundation is a nonprofit that serves to meet the critical needs of 11 counties in the Midlands region of South Carolina.

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