The Tri-County Long Term Recovery Group, was formed to assist those impacted by the October 2015 floods and Hurricane Matthew. Emphasis has been placed on serving the most vulnerable disaster victims: low income, elderly and disabled families with small children.
The Tri-County Long Term Recovery is a collaborative team composed of:
- United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties
- Salvation Army
- American Red Cross
- Flood Hub
- Faith Based Groups (Presbterian, Baptist, and United Methodist disaster relief organizations)
- Local Government representatives in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties
- World Renew Disaster Response Services
- Hearts and Hands Case Management
- South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office
This group has and continues to assess the greatest unmet needs in the area, assist local organizations aiding disaster victims, seeks financial and in-kind resources, and determines priorities for recovery efforts. The collaboration is designed to strategically align all available resources, including volunteers, material donations, and alternative funding. United Way has taken on the role of fiscal agent for the long-term recovery fund.
Already, many individuals and businesses have generously donated to help local residents. The Long Term Recovery Group will administer all funds, and 100% of the funds will be used for disaster recovery in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties.
Although the floodwaters are gone, problems still exist and will continue to exist within many of our communities. Donations can be made to the Tri-County Disaster Relief Fund online or by mailing a contribution marked for Disaster Relief to United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties, 215 N. Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150.
Please contact (803) 773-7935 to learn more about volunteer opportunities in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties.
For more information visit the Tri-County Long Term Recovery Facebook Page
If you're interested in volunteering to help with the Tri-County Long Term recovery efforts,
Assistance can include money for temporary rental assistance and essential home repairs for primary homes, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help survivors recover from the effects of the disaster.
Survivors can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362.
Disaster assistance applicants who are deaf/hard of hearing should call 800-462-7585 (TTY); those who use Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate 7 AM to 10 PM seven days a week until further notice.
Tri-County Long Term Recovery Funders: