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ABOUT The Tri County Long Term Recovery Group

The Tri-County Long Term Recovery Group, a collaborative team of community leaders, local/state officials, and representatives from affected communities, FEMA, United Way, and others.  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 ext. 104 to learn more about volunteer opportunities in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties.

For more information visit the Tri-County Long Term Recovery Facebook Page

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

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

Donate to Relief Efforts

United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties along with the Tri-County Long Term Recocvery Group are working to support relief and recovery efforts in our communities.

100% of your contribution will remain in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties to help our counties citizens impacted by both recent disasters. 

To make an online donation click on the link below, or mail a check payable to 
United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties to 215 N. Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150.

Indicate Disaster Relief in the memo line.  DONATE

If you're interested in volunteering to help with recovery efforts, CALL TODAY!

(803)773-7935 EXT. 104 Joseph Davies

Water Well Trust

The water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping Americans get access to clean, safe water supply, has received a third grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Household Water Well Systems program for a project to increase portable water availability to rural households in seven South Carolina Counties.

The USDA grant will fund Water Well Trust projects in seven central South Carolina Counties including, Darlington, Lee, Marion, Sumter, Clarendon, Williamsburg, and Orangeburg.

For more information take a look at their brochure or visit 

Public And Individual Assistance for Storm Damage, Response Costs Approved for Sumter and Lee Counties

FEMA approved Sumter & Lee Counties for Individual Assistance, allowing survivors who sustained losses to apply for aid in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

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 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.

Sumter and Lee County were also approved for Categories A and B of Public Assistance to help them recover from the storm! This assistance from FEMA enables state agencies, local governments and certain private non-profits to recoup costs for storm response and debris removal.

The FEMA Public Assistance program categories are as follows:

Category A: Debris Removal.
Category B: Emergency Protective Measures.

Need Help?

Trees Cut - Debris Removal - Mold Remediation

If you are looking for services after the October 2015 Flood or Hurricane Matthew or other resources, dial 2-1-1.
Available 24 hours/7 days a week.

Tri-County Long Term Recovery Funders: