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How to Help: Disaster Relief and Recovery

Updated 9/18/18

Our hearts are with all those still being affected by Hurricane Florence. Our northern counties are bracing for unprecedented flooding from the continued destruction of this storm. If you would like to help, please learn more about our affiliate Waccamaw Community Foundation and their Help the Grand Strand and VOAD funds, and how relief organizations can apply for funding.

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.

This morning, Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll, Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, Goose Creek Mayor Gregory Habib, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie, Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson, Sullivan’s Island Mayor Pat O’Neil, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, Kiawah Island Mayor Craig Weaver and other area mayors announced the formation of the Lowcountry Mayors’ Disaster Relief Fund, which will raise money for Florence-related disaster assistance via our Disaster Relief Fund.

Current fund holders, if you would like to direct a grant to an affected area, please email Edie Blakeslee.


You can help by making a donation directly to a service organization or fund in an affected area.

Helping Through CCF

CCF has an established Disaster Relief Fund for those who prefer to give through us. This fund remains open throughout the year.

For instance, recovery work is still being conducted in response to the 2015 South Carolina floods and Hurricane Matthew. Our fund is designed to support long-term recovery efforts such as these, as well as immediate relief efforts.

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    In the “comments” section you may designate a specific location (northern SC counties) OR you may designate to the Lowcountry Mayors’ Disaster Relief Fund and your donation will be allocated accordingly.

Our main responsibility is to support our nine-county service region: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper Counties; and Horry and Georgetown counties via our affiliate, the Waccamaw 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.

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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.