Florence County Long Term Recovery Group Forms To Help Flood Victims

Florence, S.C. residents Jackie Lee, right, and Robin Powers launch a boat before surveying the flooding to Lee's property on Roundtree Road along the Lynches River near Effingham, S.C., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, where houses and cars are swamped with floodwater following record rainfall in the state. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC – In collaboration with government agencies, non-government organizations, faith based groups, and other community partners a Florence County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is forming to assist those affected by the October storm. The Group is currently in the developmental stages and plans to begin assisting residents and communities in developing long term recovery plans from their losses by    January 2016.

Our LTRG is currently finalizing their structure and will appeal to local volunteer agencies, community civic groups, the Chamber of Commerce as well as community members to donate their time and energies to assist in providing construction material, rebuild and repair activities, spiritual care, and local economic development as examples of sustaining individual and community physical, social, economic, and spiritual well-being.

The Florence County LTRG is chaired by Lou Palm of the Eastern South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross. Lou can be reached at 843-602-4928.

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