Hurricane Irma Update

Last updated 09/12/17 4:30pm

Please know that your Trident United Way team has been coordinating with community partners and executing its Emergency Operations Plan since Friday, September 8 to ensure that we can continue our core vital work in education, financial stability and health, while also offering our neighbors ways to GIVE, ADVOCATE AND VOLUNTEER after Hurricane Irma.

Assessing Changing Needs:

Trident United Way is working in real time with many of its funded partners and additional 501(c)(3) community and faith-based partners participating in the Safety Net Assistance Network to determine how best to address needs at the community level.  For example, there are over 250 community agencies trained by Trident United Way to use the CharityTrackerTM communication system, provided free of charge. Trident United Way will share more timely information about emerging community needs on our website and via Facebook as the picture becomes clearer.

Please read below for important resources:

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DIAL SC 2-1-1 TO CONNECT TO INFORMATION AND RESOURCES: SC 2-1-1 information and referral is a free, confidential service that connects individuals to health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Sponsored by Trident United Way, 2-1-1 is fully staffed and ready to receive calls.  

Encourage friends or colleagues in need of NON-EMERGENCY assistance to call 2-1-1 from a landline or a mobile phone. Individuals searching for other general information on disaster resources can search the website http://www.SC211.org; or use the app. The SC 2-1-1 app is available for download in Google Play and the App Store. It is free to download and free to use. 

SC 2-1-1 Hurricane Irma Information    

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. Crisis Cleanup is a collaborative disaster work order management platform. It improves coordination, decreases duplication of efforts, enhances efficiency, and improves the volunteer experience. Crisis Cleanup works best when a large number of voluntary organizations with a lot of volunteers, work together to help a large number of people over a wide area, all at the same time.

PROSPERITY CENTERS: Both Centers will RE-OPEN on 9/13/17  – a collaboration between Trident United Way, Goodwill, Origin SC and other partners will be 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: 843.282.6294)

 

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:

SCEMD Hurricane Irma Information

 

VOLUNTEER: SIGN UP NOW

If you are interested in volunteering, please first consider doing so within your own networks. If you are a member of a church or civic group, inquire whether plans are being made to respond to relief efforts.

If you are not affiliated with a group, register now at www.VolunteerSC.org. New disaster response volunteer projects will be added as the needs arise in our community.Organizations looking for additional help will post opportunities and seek volunteers. Please note, most organizations require volunteers to undergo background checks and training to ensure the safety of survivors.