A week and a half after Hurricane Matthew ravaged northeastern South Carolina, many still are waiting for flood waters to fall.
But several organizations in the area are poised to help families in need of food, water or other recovery services. Donations and assistance may be needed for months in some cases, as displaced residents recover what’s left of their homes and begin to rebuild.
Here’s a list for those who would like to donate, give or serve:
IMPACT Ministries of Myrtle Beach is a local nonprofit funded by donations from churches and individuals. The group is currently not seeking volunteers, but will need assistance when helping families return to flooded homes. It works closely with other organizations in the area, including the Horry County Emergency Operations Center.
- Where they’re located: Myrtle Beach
- How to help: donate money at IMPACT’s website (www.goimpactmb.org/disasterrelief). The group will also be seeking volunteers to help with “mud-outs” as flood waters recede.
- Get in touch: 843-628-5300; firstname.lastname@example.org
Hearts With Hands is an Asheville, N.C.-based nonprofit that helps deliver food, water, toiletries and other necessities to families stranded or displaced by floods. The group has been working in Nichols, Mullins, northern Horry County and across the state line, and also assists families with mud-outs and controlling mold after water levels fall.
- Where they’re located: Harvest Church in Green Sea at 4619 S.C. 9; the distribution center was recently profiled in The Sun News.
- How to help: Donate money at the group’s website (heartswithhands.org); volunteer or bring food and toiletries to the Green Sea distribution center
- Get in touch: 855-435-7494
CAP (Churches Assisting People) is a nonprofit based in Conway. The group provides food, toiletries and other assistance to its clients, many of whom have been flooded out.
- Where they’re located: Conway
- How to help: Those interested in volunteering should come to the group’s office; they also accept direct donations on their website (www.capconway.org) and food donations.
- Get in touch: 307 Wright Blvd. / Conway, SC 29526; (843) 488-2277; email@example.com
The American Red Cross is a national organization that is still operating some shelters in northeastern South Carolina. Their Conway site also helps deliver hot meals to about 2,500 people affected by the floods, in addition to conducting damage assessments.
- Where they’re located: Nationwide; the eastern South Carolina Center is located at 3531 Pampas Drive in Myrtle Beach
- How to help: Sign up online for a volunteer event in your area (www.redcross.org) or donate directly
- Get in touch: 843-477-0020