Flooding in South Carolina: How Can We Help?Posted on: October 6, 2015Categories: LiveWell 24/7
This weekend, the state of South Carolina experienced what is being referred to as a 1,000 year storm. Catastrophic flooding has caused billions of dollars in damage, evacuations, at least 13 deaths, and hundreds left with flooded homes and cars. While the sun might be peeking out again, many will experience the damage of these events for weeks to come. Here are just a few ways you can help those who have lost so much during these tragic events.
- Volunteer. Highly populated areas such as Columbia and Charleston are in desperate need of volunteers. These volunteers will assist with a wide variety of relief efforts such as preparing shelters for displaced victims and keeping them comfortable, cooking meals in shelters, and organizing and distributing donated materials. For information about applying to volunteer with the United Way, please visit their website. To volunteer with the Red Cross, visit their website or call the phone number for your area:
- Charleston – 843-764-2323 x321
- Columbia – 803-508-5251
- Myrtle Beach – 843-764-2323 x321
- Upstate – 864-270-9575
- Collect. Newspring Church will be collecting and distributing bottled water, non-perishable food items, blankets, and travel size toiletries at their various locations across the state, which can be found on their Flood SC With Love webpage.
- Donate. The Red Cross specializes in helping the community be preparing for and recovering from natural disasters such as this weekend’s flooding. If you are interested in contributing a monetary donation to their efforts, please visit the American Red Cross 2015 Fall Flood Relief page or the United Way.