How to Help: Disaster Recovery Efforts
Our hearts are with all those still being affected by Hurricane Florence. Our office remains closed as we brace for potential unprecedented flooding from the continued destruction of this storm.
We will continue to update this page and share ways in which you can help provide relief for those who need it most. The Foundation remains nimble and responsive to our local service area if and when relief is needed. Scroll down this page to learn more about how you can help with disaster relief and recovery.
Current fund holders, if you would like to direct a grant to an affected area, please email Shawna Mosley-Foster.
Nonprofit organizations providing disaster relief and recovery, click here to learn more about how to apply for funding.
WAYS TO HELP
Helping Through WCF
Waccamaw Community Foundation serves as the primary point of financial donations for all disaster relief and recovery efforts in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties. In partnership with the local VOADs (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), we distribute the funds to organizations like The Salvation Army, The Red Cross, Catholic Charities, and other locally based relief efforts. Donors may direct their donation to the general disaster relief fund or designate Horry, Georgetown and/or Williamsburg counties in the comment box of the donor form below or memo line of a mailed-in check.
In addition to these short-term emergency funds, WCF partners with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to administer “Help the Grand Strand,” a permanent relief and recovery fund for Horry and Georgetown counties. The fund accepts donations year-round. The funds collected for the “Help the Grand Strand” disaster recovery fund will be used for human services that may be unmet, enabling the residents of the entire Grand Strand area to recover as quickly as possible if and when disaster strikes.
Enter your information below to give directly to Help the Grand Strand or the WCF Disaster Relief Fund. If choosing the Disaster Relief Fund, designate in the comments box where you would like your gift to be directed by typing Georgetown, Horry, and/or Williamsburg counties.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO HELP
You can help by making a donation directly to a service organization or fund in an affected area.
Our main responsibility is to support our service region of Horry and Georgetown counties (and for disaster relief, Williamsburg County as well.) Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper Counties are also supported, via our affiliate organization, the Coastal Community Foundation.
We support disaster response during a storm, and this assistance is critically important in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. In addition, the Foundation helps focus resources on long-term investments such as infrastructure and housing, which are critical needs for the community, especially for rural neighbors, families in poverty and senior citizens.
Helping Through Our Community Foundation Neighbors
North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund
The North Carolina Community Foundation this week reactivated its Disaster Relief Fund to help North Carolinians affected by Hurricane Florence. All funds raised for the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund will go directly to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of local individuals and communities in the impacted areas of North Carolina. Donations can be made online through the NCCF website. Checks can be mailed to NCCF at 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Please designate your gift for “Disaster Relief” or include a contribution form. Please call 919-828-4387 or 800-532-1349 if you need assistance with donations.
Central Carolina Community Foundation One SC Fund
The One SC Fund was established by former Governor Nikki Haley after the 2015 Thousand Year Flood to help South Carolinians recovering from state-declared emergencies. The fund provides grants to nonprofits that are providing relief, recovery, and/or rebuilding assistance to affected individuals and families. 100 percent of monies donated will go directly to help Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
Foundation for the Carolinas Hurricane Florence Response Fund
Donations to the Hurricane Florence Response Fund will be directed to nonprofits in North and South Carolina providing relief to victims of the storm. Grants will be distributed to areas of greatest need once the full impact of the hurricane is realized.