Many Middle Tenesseans were affected by the 2010 floods, so when South Carolina (and surrounding areas) suffered tremendous flooding at the beginning of October, many of us could relate to the devastation and loss and the feelings of panic and fear.
A lot of people have asked how they can help, despite not being able to volunteer hours on the ground. There are many organizations doing great work in South Carolina and they need donations to continue their work.
Last week, we wrote a story about this Brentwood non-profit travelling to South Carolina to aid in flood relief efforts. The group is there now. “Hope Force will be focusing on the outlying communities to offer immediate assistance for those needing to ‘muck out’ flooded homes. Hope Force Chaplains will also provide emotional and spiritual care for those most impacted by loss,” states their website. You can help HopeForce as well by making a donation here.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine .
Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are in South Carolina now hauling damaged furniture to the curb, cleaning and packing precious belongings that passed through muddy waters, and tearing out water-logged walls and flooring in order to gut homes “to the bare bones”—so that contractors can eventually come in and fully repair.
You can learn more about Samaritan’s Purse here and make a donation.
GoFundMe Page to Help Dog Shelter in S.C.
The Frances R. Willis SPCA in Dorchester County, South Carolina (the “FRW SPCA”) was flooded due to the tremendous amount of rain that fell in South Carolina that weekend. The Main Office, adoption kennels, and intake kennels were all flooded. All dogs and cats were able to placed in foster care or at a kennel thanks to the community’s help. You can donate to the FRW SPCA GoFundMe account here.
GoFundMe to Get Water to S.C.
Gerrick Taylor, owner of Taylors Quality Landscape Supply started a GoFundMe to bring water to the Midlands, called “Bring Water to Columbia.” You can donate here.
You can find several GoFundMe Pages directed towards flood relief by searching “South Carolina flood” in the search box on the GoFundMe website.
The Salvation Army and Red Cross are also providing relief. Click below to make donations to these organizations.More News