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How to Help: Disaster Relief and Recovery

*NOTICE* For those who would like to donate specifically to assist with Hurricane Dorian recovery in The Bahamas, we are accepting financial donations to the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Fund here. 


Thanks to donors like you, Coastal Community Foundation has a unique ability to be responsive to our local service area if and when relief is needed in any of our nine coastal counties in South Carolina in the wake of a disaster.

Our  Lowcountry Disaster Relief Fund was formed after Hurricane Florence devastated Horry and Georgetown counties in 2018. The funds have assisted the recovery efforts by our affiliate organization, Waccamaw Community Foundation, based in Murrells Inlet. However, CCF’s Lowcountry Disaster Relief Fund remains open and continues to accept donations to assist in the response and recovery of any disasters effecting our region, which also includes Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper counties.

For instance, recovery work is still being conducted in response to the 2015 South Carolina floods and Hurricane Matthew. This fund is designed to support long-term recovery efforts such as these, as well as immediate relief efforts if and when the need arises. This fund will also be focused on long-term investments such as infrastructure and housing, which are critical needs for our coastal communities, especially for rural neighbors, families in poverty and senior citizens.

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

Anyone can donate directly to the CCF Fund by entering the following information.
In the “comments” section you may designate a specific location (northern SC counties) OR you may designate to the Lowcountry Disaster Relief Fund and your donation will be allocated accordingly.