Flood Recovery

Tri-County Flood Recovery 2015 

Recovery Assistance

  1. Sponsored by Trident United Way, the 2-1-1 Call Center is open and available 24 hours a day for non-emergency calls during and after the local flooding event. 2-1-1 is currently staffed and ready to receive calls.  This service offers supportive listening, crisis intervention and up-to-date information about access to community resources.

  2. Both Prosperity Centers – a collaboration between Trident United Way, Goodwill, Origin and other partners – are currently open, staffed and ready to work with clients seeking emergency assistance and referrals for basic needs services.

    - Berkeley County Prosperity Center: 325 Main Street, Moncks Corner, SC. (Phone: 843.761.6033)

    - Dorchester County Prosperity Center: 222 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, SC. (Phone: 843.282.629)

  3. In partnership with Palmetto Goodwill, Trident United Way is offering vouchers for clothing, furniture and household goods at no charge.

  4. Gather important information in preparation for your FEMA Disaster Assistance Application. Click here for a Checklist

Tri-County Flood Recovery Fund

Trident United Way in partnership with The Post and Courier established a special Tri-County Flood Recovery Fund to quickly address flood related needs. From our own reserve funds, Trident United Way matched dollar-for-dollar the first $100,000 given to the Tri-County Flood Recovery Fund. Thank you for your generousity! Our finance department is busy tallying up the final donations. To date, the fund has reached well over $300,000.

Trident United Way is working with many of its funded partners and with additional qualified 501(c)(3) community and faith-based partners participating in the Safety Net Assistance Network to aid in recovery efforts for people affected by flooding in our Tri-County regionAll funds raised are directed to local organizations working to assist individuals and families affected by this crisis in the Tri-county region. 
Trident United Way underwrites all administrative costs associated with dispersing these funds, and 100% of funds received go directly to supporting flood recovery efforts.  In the unlikely case all funds are not expended, remaining funds will be set aside in a reserve fund for exclusive use during future disaster response efforts. Please be aware that Trident United Way only issues tace receipts at year end for gifts greater than $250.

Volunteer Opportunities

  1. All Palmetto Goodwill donation sites are accepting donations of clothing, furniture and household goods. Individuals affected by flooding may apply for Palmetto Goodwill vouchers.
  2. Contact Melissa Britton at (843) 740-7741 or mbritton@tuw.org if you wish to donate other items.
  3. Visit http://getconnected.uwasc.org/drm/ to register as a volunteer.

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