GEORGETOWN COUNTY — The Salvation Army, United Way and other aid organizations are receiving numerous inquiries about how to help local flood victims. For those looking to make donations, aid organizations advise the best way to help residents of our community is through monetary donations.
Donations of funding allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster victims without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. Monetary donations give responders flexibility when trying to meet victims’ needs and speeds the process.
The United Way of the Midlands has set up a website where people can donate to help their community. Donors can select the ZIP code they want their donation to go to and 100 percent of funds donated will go to the designated County. The United way will not keep any administration cost.
Online donations specifically for Georgetown County can be made at https://uwmidlands.wufoo.com/forms/flood-relief-fund-black-river-united-way/
Anyone who prefers to donate physical items or who would like to sign up as a volunteer is asked to do so through http://getconnected.uwasc.org/drm/. Indicate the item(s) you would like to donate in the registration process. You will be contacted when a need for that item arises.
The American Red Cross is currently in need of shelter volunteers. Those willing to volunteer at shelters are asked to call (843) 477-0020.
This information is from a Press Release