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
If you're interested in volunteering to help with 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.
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.
Tri-County Long Term Recovery Funders: