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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