March 8, 2016

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina releases phase one flood relief report

Following the devastating South Carolina floods in October, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina provided 24 flood relief grants totaling $100,350 to serve 19 of the hardest hit counties in South Carolina during its first response stage to the floods.

The foundation is reviewing action and feedback from phase one of flood relief efforts as it develops a strategy for the next phase of funding. The grant money was designated for organizations that could reach outlying areas of the state that may not have had ample resources to meet the needs of flood victims. These organizations, which serve a wide variety of populations on a regular basis, are:

  • Black River United Way
  • City of Manning
  • Clarendon County Community Development Corporation
  • Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
  • Cooperative Ministry
  • District 5 Foundation for Educational Excellence
  • Felician Center
  • Greater Deep River Pentecostal Holiness Church
  • Habitat for Humanity Georgetown
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery
  • Home Works of America
  • Hopewell Senior Day Care Center
  • Little Smurf’s Daycare and Learning Center
  • Mennonite Disaster Service
  • Ministries on the Move for Christ
  • Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services
  • Palmetto Project
  • PASOs
  • St. Mark Believers Holiness Church
  • St. Peter Love Fellowship Ministry Center
  • The Salvation Army of the Midlands
  • United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties
  • Welvista Smiles for a Lifetime

The funds have contributed to supplies, services and support, and rebuilding efforts. As a statewide funder dedicated to helping families and individuals live out of poverty, the foundation recognized a duty to react to the growing needs after the flood. The foundation plans to use data collected from phase one to address additional unmet needs in South Carolina communities affected by the flood.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.


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