SC Flood | How to Help | #PalmettoStrong #Pray4SC

The death count in SC has risen to 15. Damage estimates are said to be in the billions, and there are now more than 400,000 South Carolina residents who are under a “boil water advisory”. Many are facing devastating loss in Columbia and in coastal areas. I’m beyond thankful for friends and family who are alive, safe, and facing minimal damages, but unfortunately that is not the case for so many of our fellow South Carolinians. If you’re wondering what you can do, below you will find multiple ways you can help. Additionally, there are three graphics (one you may have seen before). I will also be sharing them on Instagram and Facebook. Feel free to borrow and share! I know the hearts of South Carolinians are as strong as our Palmetto trees.

“Scientists have found when the storm is over and the palm tree stands upright again, the palm tree is actually stronger than it was before the storm. It comes back from the storm better and stronger than ever.” – Joshua Hook

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NewSpring Church #FloodSCWithLove Campaign

NewSpring is accepting financial support, volunteers (either as invidiuals or as a group), or donation of items including bottled water, non-perishable food items, blankets, and travel size toiletries. Items can be dropped of at Anderson, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Greenwood, Lexington, Myrtle Beach, Powdersville or Spartanburg campuses. Addresses and more information can be found HERE.

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SC Junior Leagues’ Supply Drive for Clean Up

Junior Leagues from Anderson County, Charleston, Greenville and Spartanburg have joined forces to aid the flood relief effort in their home state.

The joint project, will provide a coordinated and focused plan to collect a wide range of items requested to help those impacted by this past weekend’s heavy rains.

Items requested include: Large plastic storage bins; Dry cleaner garment bags; Cleaning supplies (especially for china, silver and wood); Trash bags; Paper towels; Box fans; Gloves and masks; Diapers; Wipes; Gift cards (i.e. Target, Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot); Trash bins; Tools – hammers, crow bars; Duck tape and Bubble wrap.

Drop off for the “Supply Drive for Clean Up” will be staged at the Anderson Arts Center, Wednesday-Friday from 9am-5:30pm. Downtown off Federal Street…located upstairs.

Please contact hannahmcc1@gmail.com for any questions.  The supplies will be delivered on Sunday (October 11). Any Junior League members with a family member who needs assistance is encouraged to contact hannahmcc1@gmail.com as well.

ADPi Sisters from the University of SC Go Fund Me

Kate & Levi Blogger, Katherine Leventis Beverly and Leigh Anne Cubbage Langley have organized a Go Fund Me page for the Powers and Atkinson Families who have been hit by incredible loss due to the recent flooding.

First Presbyterian Church of Anderson, SC
Donations are being accepted for a school in Richland County. Dropoffs accepted at Thursday and possibly Friday at 302 W. Whitner St.

Clemson University
A variety of supply and monetary donation options are available all week and throughout Saturday’s home football game (at 3:30 p.m.), see more details at HERE.

Lost & Found Pets of South Carolina

The Facebook page is filled with photos of lost animals that have been upload in hopes that the owners will know to look here to find missing pets. Spread the word to hopefully reunite pets and strays that have been found with their families! MORE INFO HERE.

United Way Volunteers
Students and others wishing to volunteer during the upcoming fall break can get started by contacting United Way at 803-929-1000 or HERE.

Coastal Community Foundation

Accepting donations to help flood relief efforts. 100% of donations received will benefit nonprofits working on relief efforts in the following Lowcountry counties: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown and Horry.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office will be collecting water and dry pet food from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. now through Friday at the Pickens County Law Enforcement Center, 216 C. David Stone Road in Pickens.

The American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross is in South Carolina to help those affected by the deadly floods and put out an urgent plea Sunday seeking for volunteers. The humanitarian organization  said volunteers are most needed in highly populated areas like Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach and the Upstate. Volunteers will help prepare shelters, assess flood damage and keep victims comfortable as long as they are in need of assistance, organizers said.

  •  Call 1-800-733-2767 to donate money/time
  •  Donate online at RedCross.org (minimum $10 donation)
  •  Donate $10 by text message by texting REDCROSS to 90999
  •  Donate by mail: American Red Cross of Lowcountry, 2424 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC  29406

More volunteer information can also be found at the following numbers:

  • Charleston – 843-764-2323 x321
  • Columbia – 803-508-5251
  • Myrtle Beach – 843-764-2323 x321
  • Upstate – 864-270-9575

The Salvation Army of Columbia, SC:

Support The Salvation Army as it responds to flooding in our area. Click link below for more info.

Praying for all those in need, pain, and facing adversity. Stay #PalmettoStrong.

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