MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and several other organizations are offering ways you can donate and help victims recover from the severe flooding that has left damage across the state; many have lost valuables from their homes.
The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers, and donations of money and blood to assist those across the state affected by the flood.
Donate directly to help people affected by the 2015 fall floods here: http://www.redcross.org/cm/wmbf-pub
To donate money online, via telephone, mail, text message, or for information on donating stock, goods, a car, or to join as a corporate or individual supporter, click here: http://www.redcross.org/local/sc/ways-to-donate
You can find a list of local charities and organizations that are seeking help here: Local charities looking for help amid flood recovery
SCEMD is asking anyone who wishes to donate or volunteer call the state donations management team to arrange a drop-off location:
Money donations: The SCEMD is advising to send the money directly to charitable organizations who are assisting the state from the list below
- Adventist Community Services-1.877.227.2702
- American Red Cross of Central South Carolina-1.800.435.7669
- Feeding America-1.800.771.2303
- Harvest Hope Food Bank-803.254.4432
- Lutheran Disaster Response-1.800.638.3522
- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance-1.800.872.3283
- Salvation Army-1.800.725.2769
- Southern Baptist Convention/Disaster Relief-1.800.462.8657
- United Methodist Committee on Relief-1.800.554.8583
- United Way of America-1.800.272.4630
- United Way of South Carolina-803.929.1000
- Water Missions International - 843-769-7395
Clothing donations: The SCEMD is not accepting used clothing, however they are requesting that any in-state clothing donations be taken to a charitable organization within your community.
Food donations: Citizens are asked to take collected food items to local food banks or other charitable or other organizations. Local food banks will help organize and distribute food to the victims of South Carolina and impacted areas.
To conduct a food drive for disaster relief, contact Harvest Hope Food Bank to get information on the most-needed items. If you prefer you may make a money donation to Harvest for Food. Find more information on the Harvest Hope website: http://www.harvesthope.org/
For more information on disaster information, visit the SCEMD webpage.