5 Ways to Help with Hurricane Irma Relief

As Hurricane Irma's forecasted track seems to take the storm to the West of South Carolina's Midlands perhaps sparing us from devastating wind and rain, we look to those haven't been so lucky and those who will still have to face this storm. Here is a list of trusted disaster relief organizations if you feel the calling to serve those who have been or will be affected by this storm.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides a multitude of services to those affected by natural disasters.

Mobile feeding units provide food and drinks to rescue workers and survivors. Emergency communications teams deploy a network of amateur radio operators and communications specialists to transmit emergency information during disaster events. Disaster social service personnel work to provide food, clothing, shelter, and medical services to disaster survivors.

Emergency communications teams deploy a network of amateur radio operators and communications specialists to transmit emergency information during disaster events. Disaster social service personnel work to provide food, clothing, shelter, and medical services to disaster survivors.

Disaster social service personnel work to provide food, clothing, shelter, and medical services to disaster survivors.

Click the link below to find out how you can help by volunteering or donating to the Salvation Army

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The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has an immediate need for qualified drivers to assist in blood delivery to local hospitals. They are also seeking volunteers to serve in Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and right here in South Carolina.

 

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SBP Columbia

SBP works to rebuild homes after disaster events.

“In one day, a single volunteer with no previous construction experience can mud and spackle several rooms, install a new floor or paint a small house. Imagine what’s possible in two days—or two weeks, or a month? The more volunteers we have, the greater our impact.” -From SBP Website

If you really want to get out and work post-disaster SBP can help you find a need to meet.

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Harvest Hope Food Bank

Harvest Hope has already begun packing disaster relief meals. A donation of time, money, or food items is sure to get to those in need.

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The United Way Disaster Relief Fund

The disaster relief fund can be launched to leverage resources and make the greatest impact in recovery efforts for community members in areas affected by Hurricane Irma

Click here for the United Way’s South Carolina flood/disaster assistance and information resource document.

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