October 21, 2015

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC offers grants to organizations helping flood victims

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has approved the awarding of eight grants to support flood victims and their families across the state. 

“Thousands of people have been directly or indirectly impacted by the horrific flood earlier this month,” said Tom Keith, foundation president. “It is our hope that these funds will assist victims and their families, particularly those who are in rural areas or underserved communities.” 

The organizations to be funded include:

The Felician Center – Kingstree - Supporting Felician Sisters who are providing supplies, food and clothing to flood victims in the hard-hit areas of Kingstree and other parts of Williamsburg County.

The United Way of Sumter, Lee, Clarendon Counties - Providing support for immediate relief to victims in Summerton and surrounding areas of Clarendon County.

The Salvation Army - Providing relief to underserved neighborhoods via shelter, food and supplies for the downtown Columbia area.

The Coastal Community Foundation - Providing support to service those in need in Georgetown, Horry, Hampton and Dorchester Counties.

Lexington School District Five - Providing relief through supplies, clothing and food to hard-hit families of school children in public housing and neighborhoods in Coldstream and surrounding areas of Columbia/Irmo.

Black River United Way - To provide support for flood victims in rural areas of Georgetown County including Andres, Sampit, Duncan and Plantersville. 

PASOS - To provide relief and support to immigrant families that are unable to receive services. 

Homeworks - To provide home repairs in poor neighborhoods around South Carolina. 

About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.

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