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Disaster Assistance/Resources

2017 South Carolina Hurricane Guide

INSIDE THE 2017 HURRICANE GUIDE:
hurricane preparation tips
knowing your zone
coastal evacuation maps
emergency information
returning home tips

 


South Carolina 2-1-1

SC 2-1-1 serves as a safety net for all individuals needing help finding assistance, by helping improve the effectiveness and coordination of health and human services across the state.  The statewide program provides information about and referral to health and human service resources. 
The service is available 24/7, 365 days per year. It is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

Available by phone 24 hours per dayAvailable online at sc211.orgChat online with an agentDownload the SC 211 App

You can use SC 2-1-1 in four ways:

1. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-892-9211 on your phone to speak with an agent.

2. Search for services in your community at SC211.org.

3. Live Chat with an agent at SC211.org.

4. Download the SC 2-1-1 App on your mobile device.

Need Help?

Trees Cut - Debris Removal - Mold Remediation Available for Homeowners

SC 2-1-1 is working in collaboration with Crisis Cleanup to connect homeowners with post-storm services. South Carolina residents who need help with debris removal, mud-out and other clean-up services due to Hurricane Irma should call 2-1-1 between 8:00am and 5:00pm to get entered into the Crisis Cleanup system. Homeowners are linked with reputable and vetted relief agencies that assist in chainsaw work and debris clearing, as they are able. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need.

 


 South Carolina Emergency Management Division

Stay safe and informed with the most up-to-date information on South Carolina's response and recovery effort from Hurricane Irma. 

Road Conditions
Power Outages
School Closing
Hotel Information
Insurance Information

South Carolina Emergency Management Division  

 


South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office

The South Caroline Disaster Recovery Office is dedicated to helping the state of South Carolina rebuild strong communities in areas affected by the October 2015 Flooding and by Hurricane Matthew.  To learn more about how to find out if you are eligable for assistance from Hurricane Matthew click here.


VOLUNTEER

Salvation Army 

American Red Cross

 


DONATE

CWS Kits
CWS Kits are small packages of supplies assembled by volunteers and shipped to families and communities in need around the world.

CLOTHING:

YWCA
(803)773-7158
246 Church Street, Sumter, SC 29150

SALVATION ARMY
445 Broad Stree, Sumter, SC or 441 Peach Orchard Road, Sumter, SC

TARPS, SPACE HEATERS, MONEY, FOOD DONATIONS, FURNITURE:

SUMTER UNITED MINISTRIES
(803)775-0757
36 Artillery Drive, Sumter, SC

FOOD:

CHRISTIAN CHARITIES OF SUMTER:
(803)773-2433
110 S. Purdy Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9AM to 11:30AM

COATS, TRASH BAGS, DIAPES, WIPES, CLEANING SUPPLIES, TOWELS & BLANKETS:

CRISIS CLOSET:
(803)565-5080
36 Artillery Drive, Sumter, SC (next to United Ministries)
Thursdays from 9AM to 11:30AM

TEXAS DIAPER BANK

FLORIDA DIAPER BANK

SOUTH CAROLINA DIAPER BANK


 RESOURCES

Register for DISASTER ASSISTANCE online or call (800)621-FEMA or TTY for hearing impaired (800)462-7585

DEFER MORTGAGE PAYMENTS: Under Fannie Mae's disaster relief guidelines, a servicer may temporariy suspend or reduce homeowner's mortgage payments for up to 90 days if the servicer believes a natural disaster has adversely affected the value or  habitability of the property or if the natural disaster has temporarily impacted the homeowners ability to make payments on their mortgage.  To learn more call 1(800)232-6643 or visit webpage.

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING REPAIR - UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL DEVELOPMENT: This program, also known as the section 504 Home Repair program, provides loans to very low income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very low income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.  Located at 1835 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201.  To learn more call (803)765-5163

FURNITURE - ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: If you are in need of furniture (house in a box program) apply in person to 3512 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205; Monday through Thursday between 10AM to 4PM.  Applicants must have a FEMA number.  

TAX INFORMATION: 
Top 10 Tips for Deducting Losses from a Disaster 
T
ax Relief for SC Victims

DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE - SAMHSA: A national hotline dedicated to provide crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural disaster.  It's toll-free, multilingual and confidential.  Stress, anxiety and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.  Call helpline at 1(800)985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 or visit SAMHSA webpage.

HOW TO FIND A LICENSED CONTRACTOR: visit SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation or BIA of Central South Carolina.

CLOGGED DRAINS & DITCHES: Call Sumter County stormwater utility at (803)774-3855

MATTRESS, BOX SPRINGS AND PILLOWS: For children ages 3 through 16 only.  A hope to Dream (Ashley Furniture in Sumter, SC)  Application can be found online.

TETANUS VACCINATIONS: No cost tetanus vaccination available by appointment at local health departments between 8:30AM to 5PM.  
Call 1-800-868-0404 to make an appointment.

INDOOR MOLD: 
DHEC
CDC
EPA

PRIVATE WELL WATER DISINFECTION: 
DHEC
WATER WELL TRUST
For more information take a look at their brochure 

SOUTH CAROLINA LEGAL SERVICES: Provides free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligable low income residents of South Carolina. For more information, review the links provided below courtesy of SC Legal Services or visit their webpage.   

Beware of Scams
Home Repair Tips After the Storm
Disaster Information for Homeowners
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
FEMA Disaster Relief
Legal Problems Faced By Disaster Survivors
What Renters Need to Know in a Disaster


DISTRIBUTION SITES

SUMTER COUNTY: 

UNITED MINISTRIES
36 Artillery Drive, Sumter, SC
(803)775-0757
Monday through Friday 9AM to 1PM

Food, water, towels, blankets and Baby items

CRISIS CLOSET
36 Artillery Drive, Sumter, SC
(803)565-5080
Thursday's 9AM to 11:30AM

CLOTHING VOUCHERS, FOOD AND CLEANING SUPPLIES
(DSS Printout, ID or Drivers License and FEMA Number if Applicable)
SALVATION ARMY
16 Kendrick Street, Sumter, SC
(803)775-9336
Monday through Thursday 9AM to 3PM
Friday 9AM to 12PM

FOOD
CHRISTIAN CHARITIES
110 S. Purdy Street, Sumter, SC
(803)773-2433
Monday through Thursday 9 AM to 12:30PM

CLOTHES AND TOILETRIES
YWCA
246 Church Street, Sumter, SC
(803)773-7158

NEW COVENANT CHURCH
245 Oswego Hwy., Sumter, SC
(803)775-7602
Monday through Friday 10AM to 1PM OR 5PM to 8PM
Saturday 5PM to 8PM

 

 

If you are a part of these organizations please contact United Way with updates by calling (803)773-7935 or by emailing mray@uwaysumter.org.  
This page will be updated as  information changes.