Tag Archive: Flood Recovery

Free legal services for low-income hurricane victims

Free legal services are available to low-income South Carolinians affected by Hurricane Matthew and the flooding that followed. South Carolina Legal Services – a non-profit corporation funded in part by the S.C. Bar Foundation and local United Way agencies – offers legal assistance if eligible residents have been denied benefits or have other non-criminal legal …

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S.C. United Methodists providing health kits to hurricane victims

Need help? Call the disaster response hotline of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church at 800-390-4911 or email screcovery@umcsc.org. Even before the winds picked up and the rains set in, the good work of South Carolina United Methodists was being felt by those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Nearly 300 pounds of health kits …

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New Flood Recovery Director Named

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has named Ward Smith as its new flood recovery director. Smith takes the reins from the Rev. Gregg Varner, UMCSC disaster response coordinator, who had been serving as interim recovery director since the October floods. As flood recovery director, Smith will train and assist all of …

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SC ERT Response to “1000-Year SC Flood”

– Story by Billy Robinson – SC UMVIM ERT Coordinator On Friday morning, October 2, 2015 as rain began; I was still filling sandbags and placing them at every door around my home in North, SC as only two years prior our home flooded from what they called a “100-year flood” for our area. Since …

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Request for ERTs

We hope to have most of our ERT / Relief phase complete in the majority of South Carolina by November 21, but there will still be work that needs to be done. In the Georgetown / Andrews area we will need ERT teams during first week of December and possibly beyond. Contact will be Rev. George Olive at …

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Methodist Student Network (MSN) at USC helps clean up Aldersgate Home

Over twenty volunteers from the Methodist Student Network (MSN) at USC spent Tuesday morning working at the Aldersgate Home on Sims Avenue, a residence for adults with special needs. Like many other places around Columbia and the state, the Aldersgate Home was damaged as floodwaters rose and spilled indoors early on the morning of Sunday October 4, …

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