Hundreds of families became victims of the catastrophic floods that hit South Carolina recently. They need help and support. We’ve compiled some data on how you can help the families affected by the flooding.
This is the best way to help since donating money wouldn’t require transportation and distribution of products. There are many voluntary organizations assisting flood victims. South Carolina Emergency Management Division recommends the following agencies. For a full list, click here here.
American Red Cross of Central South Carolina: (800) 435-7669
Harvest Hope Food Bank: (803) 254-4432
Lutheran Disaster Response: (800) 638-3522
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: (800) 872-3283
Southern Baptist Convention/Disaster Relief: (800) 462-8657, www.scbaptist.org
United Methodist Committee on Relief: (800) 554-8583
United Way of America: (800) 272-4630
United Way of South Carolina: (803) 929-1000
Volunteers are really needed especially in the hard hit areas. The Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help those affected by the flood. Applicants can find more information at the following numbers:
Charleston – 843-764-2323 x321
Columbia – 803-508-5251
Myrtle Beach – 843-764-2323 x321
Upstate – 864-270-9575
- Harvest Hope will accept donations from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the food bank located at 2818 White Horse Road.
- PDQ People also can make donations from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at PDQ at 3906 Pelham Road.
- Benson Chrysler located at 400 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. in Greer will accept donations during normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Benson Fiat located at 500A W. Wade Hampton Blvd. in Greer will accept donations during normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a bottled water drive. Sealed bottled water can be donated at any of the three sheriff’s office locations listed below from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Greenville County Law Enforcement Center front lot (4 McGee St., Greenville, SC 29601)
Northern Area Command (4900 Old Buncombe Rd., Greenville, SC 29617)
Southern Area Command (5 Chapel Dr., Greenville, SC 29615)
- The Clemson Collegiate 4-H Club has partnered with the American Red Cross of South Carolina to collect items for use by those in shelters in the Upstate area. Drop off items at the Greenville County Clemson Extension Office located at Greenville County Square, 301 University Ridge, Suite 4300
- Benson Kia and Benson Nissan, located at 1100 North Pine St., will accept donations during normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Benson Hyundai, located at 2550 Reidville Rd., will accept donations during normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m
- Boiling Springs High and Dorman High are also accepting donations.
Update: The state does not need any more water donations at this time, according to S.C. Emergency Management Division.
Donate at businesses
Many Greenville businesses are helping those affected by the floods. Loggerhead Apparel donating profits from shirt to flood victims. All Weather Services, a heating and air conditioning business in Mauldin is gathering donations together with F3 — Faith, Fellowship and Fitness, a fitness organization. Donations accepted are bottled water, gallons of water, cleaning supplies, clothing, baby supplies, toiletries and money.
Feel free to add in the comments section below other businesses you know who are gathering donations for the flood victims.