An entity tasked with overseeing money that was donated to the state following the October floods has revealed the first round of nonprofits that will receive assistance with the funds.
$500,000 in grants will be distributed to South Carolina nonprofits to support their flood recovery projects in a number of hard-hit areas. The funds are from the One SC Flood Relief Fund, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation.
President and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation JoAnn Turnquist told South Carolina Radio Network that the grants will help more than 350 households devastated by October’s flooding. “We wanted to ensure that funding was going to organizations that would have immediate impact,” she said.
The grant recipients were selected by a grants committee made up of representatives from four Community Foundations representing the 24 counties FEMA designated as eligible for emergency federal aid. The donations have come from all over the U.S. “The monies have come in not only from our region and our state, but from all over the country, individuals, families, church groups, companies, firms have all made contributions to this fund,” Turnquist said.
The One SC Flood Relief Fund was established after October’s devastating floods to help bridge the funding gap in order to assist those who needed help.
To donate go to www.onescfund.org.
List of nonprofits receiving the grants:
· All Hands Volunteers (Georgetown County)
· Black River United Way (Georgetown County)
· Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity (Richland County)
· Habitat for Humanity Georgetown (Georgetown County)
· Hearts and Hands Disaster Recovery (Darlington and Florence Counties)
· Home Works of America (Richland County)
· IMPACT Ministries of Myrtle Beach (Horry County)
· Mennonite Disaster Service (Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties)
· South Carolina United Methodist Church (Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Sumter Counties)
· St. Bernard Project, Inc. (Richland County)
· Sumter United Ministries (Sumter County)
· United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries (Richland County)
· United Way of the Midlands (Richland and Lexington Counties)