United Way receives grant for helping Summerton flood victims
by Robert Joseph Baker | October 20, 2015 4:48 pm
Last Updated: October 20, 2015 at 3:55 pm
COLUMBIA – The United Way of Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties is one of eight state non-profits approved Tuesday by the Sisters of Charity Foundation for grants to support flood victims and their families.
The United Way of Sumter, Lee and Clarendon has been providing support for immediate relief to victims in Summerton and surrounding areas in Clarendon County.
“Thousands of people have been directly or indirectly impacted by the horrific flood earlier this month,” Foundation President Tom Keith said. “It is our hope that these funds will assist victims and their families, particularly those who are in rural areas or underserved communities.”
Other organizations to be funded include:
The Felician Center of Kingstree, which supports 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 Salvation Army, which has provided relief to underserved neighborhoods via shelter, food and supplies for the downtown Columbia area.
The Coastal Community Foundation, which has provided support to service those in need in Georgetown, Horry, Hampton and Dorchester counties.
Lexington School District 5, which has provided 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 and Irmo.
Black River United Way, which has provided support for flood victims in rural areas of Georgetown County, including Andrews, Sampit, Duncan and Plantersville.
PASOS, which has provided relief and support to immigrant families that are unable to receive services.
Homeworks, which provides home repairs in poor neighborhoods around South Carolina.