Help Out with SC Flood Relief!

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Life is getting back to normal for South Carolinians across the state after record flooding last week. But, help is still needed across the state; whether you choose to donate or volunteer, you can help out with flood relief. Unfortunately, some have decided to take advantage of this disaster by pretending to be Federal Emergency Management Agency inspectors or an employee of South Carolina Electric & Gas. Phone and email scams are rampant, as well, so don’t donate to anyone that calls and asks for money. Here’s a list of trustworthy volunteer opportunities to help out with the flood damage:


  • TheSalvation Army is assisting communities along the East Coast by providing food, water and shelter to flood victims. You can donate to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts online or by texting STORM to 51555.
  • The American Red Cross of the Palmetto South Carolina Regionneeds volunteers to assist in shelter operations and disaster assessment. New volunteers can visit org/SC and click on volunteer to start the application process.d
  • The South Carolina Baptist Conventionhas deployed food and child care units to assist flood victims. A chainsaw unit also is on the ground, helping to remove fallen trees interfering with power lines.
  • The Francis R. Willis SPCA shelter experienced a tremendous amount of flooding in their kennel areas. Now the shelter is in need of assistance to restore the location. They’re asking for donations to the“FRW SPCA Emergency Flooding Fund” via crowdfunding site GoFundme.
  • Samaritan’s Purse has deployed two tractor-trailers fully stocked with relief supplies to help in the Columbia, South Carolina area. The international Christian relief organization, and its army of volunteers, will work to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris and assist families in salvaging some of their personal belongings.
  • Save the Childrenis seeking public support to expand its emergency response operations in the state and assist more than 2,000 children impacted by severe flooding, including several hundred children that have been forced from their homes.

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