Donations and Volunteers

Donations - One SC Fund

Hurricanes like Irma have the potential to cause severe damage to South Carolina, generating immediate and long term needs for citizens. These needs must be met effectively and efficiently. As donated products for disaster relief require transportation, warehousing and distribution, the most effective way to give is to make a monetary donation through the One SC fund. This fund is used to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to South Carolinians impacted by Hurricane Irma. These organizations will use your donation to purchase the exact items required to meet the needs of disaster survivors.

We also encourage you to donate locally to food pantries, faith-based organizations and other nonprofits. If you wish to make a direct donation, contact any of the South Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (SCVOADs) listed at the bottom of the page.

 

Volunteer Services

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to assist Hurricane Irma survivors. Please keep in mind that many volunteer opportunities require specialized training, and we want to ensure all volunteers are safe as we begin recovery operations. We recommend that you consider volunteering within your own networks or GET AFFILIATED with a voluntary organization active in disasters. To find local volunteer opportunities, contact any of the South Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (SCVOADs) listed below.

The state of South Carolinas is asking volunteers to NOT SELF-DEPLOY, as unexpectedly showing up to communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey will create an additional burden for first responders. If you are not affiliated with a group, please register at VolunteerSC.org. Volunteer opportunities will be added as officials move in after the storm to assess the damage and registering will allow us to best match volunteers with the appropriate opportunities.

We encourage you to be patient as you wait for notification of an opportunity to volunteer. The need for volunteers will continue for months and possibly years after the disaster.Once public officials and disaster relief organizations identify the specific unmet needs, you will be contacted.

 

Clothing

We are not directly accepting used clothing items. However, we are requesting that any in-state clothing donations be taken to a charitable organization within your community.These organizations already have the resources to make the best use of clothing donations.

 

Food

We are requesting that South Carolina citizens take collected food items to local food banks or other charitable organizations. These local food banks and organizations work with us and will distribute food to the survivors in South Carolina and other impacted areas. If you will be conducting a food drive for disaster relief, please contact the South Carolina Food Bank Assoication to get information on most-needed items.

 

S.C. Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (SCVOADs)

One SC Flood Relief Fund
 
The One SC Fund supports and directs funds to nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to South Carolina disaster survivors.

 

S.C. Food Bank Association
 
The South Carolina Food Bank Association and its four member food banks provide food, water, and other needed goods to disaster survivors across the state.


Golden Harvest Food Bank:serving Abbeville, Allendale, Aiken, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, and Pickens counties.


Harvest Hope Food Bank:serving Calhoun, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Kershaw, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties.


Lowcountry Food Bank:serving Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, and Williamsburg counties.


Second Harvest Food Bank:serving Cherokee, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union, and York counties.


Feeding America:provides food and support to the South Carolina Food Bank Association and its four member organizations in disaster relief efforts.

 

 

Disaster Relief Organizations

Adventist Community Services -

Adventist Community Services provides donated goods warehouse management and distribution to impacted areas.

1.877.227.2702

American Red Cross of South Carolina -

The American Red Cross provides feeding, short term sheltering, mental health counseling, and disaster case management.

1.800.435.7669

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry -

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund provides resources for emergency needs in the event of a disaster in the four-county service area of Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton Counties.

1.843.684.9100

Lutheran Disaster Response -

Lutheran Disaster Response helps with long-term recovery including cleanup and rebuilds.

1.800.638.3522

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance -

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance sets up “Volunteer Villages” to house volunteers for rebuilding.

1.800.872.3283

Salvation Army -

The Salvation Army provides sheltering, food service and delivery, and disaster case management.

1.800.725.2769

Samaritan's Purse -

Samaritan's Purse mobilizes staff and equipment and enlists volunteers to provide emergency aid to survivors of natural disasters.

1.800.528.1980

Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief -

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief provides food service preparation and cooking, muck removal, debris removal, and rebuilds.

803.227.6031

United Methodist Committee on Relief -

The United Methodist Committee on Relief provides supplies and care in the immediate aftermath of a disaster and supports long-term rebuilding efforts.

1.800.554.8583

United Way of South Carolina -

The United Way of South Carolina coordinates volunteers for disaster response and recovery.

803.929.1000

 

 

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