Hurricane Dorian

Last updated 09/6/19  11:00pm

Thank you for visiting Trident United Way Hurricane Dorian page and for your willingness to help the Tri-County (Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties) recover after the storm. Trident United Way is actively assessing post-Hurricane Dorian damage and the greatest needs, many of which we will not know up to a week after the storm because agencies and individuals are focusing on their most urgent issues and not secondary issues that impact their longer-term financial stability. 

ASSESSING THE CHANGING NEEDS:

Through the Trident United Way SafetyNet Assistance Network of over 200 nonprofit agencies, churches and faith-based partners, we are able to understand specific issues from the programs on the ground in each our Tri-County communities, and even neighborhoods, so that any dollars you donate are applied to the highest and best use within our Tri-County service area. 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.

GIVE: 

Please check back during the week of September 9th to learn how you can contribute to the specific needs identified resulting from Hurricane Dorian in the Tri-County area.

Thank you again for you support and prayers for the many communities affected by the storm. 

Please be advised that during a disaster, it is difficult for organizations to accept and distribute collected goods. The best way to support the response and recovery effort is to donate monetarily for locations with impacted households and businesses. At this time, United Ways in the affected areas are not accepting donations of items from individuals or groups. 

ADVOCATE: SHARE THIS INFORMATION 

USE SC 211 TO CONNECT TO INFORMATION AND RESOURCES: 

SC 211 is a free hotline that provides information to individuals seeking community resources like shelter, food and water, recovery support, and other basic needs, before, during and after disasters. The service is available in 180 languages 24/7 by simply dialing 211 or visiting 211.org.

Encourage friends or colleagues in need of NON-EMERGENCY assistance to dial 211 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 211 app is available for download in Google Play and the App Store. It is free to download and free to use.

SC 211 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, 211 is fully staffed and ready to receive calls. 

VOLUNTEER: LEND A HELPING HAND AFTER THE STORM 

If you're interested in volunteering but don't have an organization that you usually work with, you can go to VolunteerSC.org to sign-up for volunteer opportunities hosted by reputable agencies active during disaster recovery. Additional opportunities will arise once flood waters recede and damage assessments take place in affected areas.

Agencies who can host volunteers for recovery-related activities are also encouraged to register and share their volunteer needs.

 

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS

INDIVIDUALS ANYWHERE IN THE U.S. CAN NOW TEXT ‘scdorian’ TO 898-211 TO RECEIVE STATE-SPECIFIC HURRICANE UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Need Transportation: Get a LYFT code to help with evacuation cost

Need a place to stay: Find a free place to stay (or open your home for an evacuee) at Airbnb

Stay informed. We recommend that all residents download the SC Emergency Manager mobile app and visit SCEMD.org for the most accurate and up-to-date information, tools, and resources related to Hurricane Dorian. SC Emergency Manager app can help you find your evacuation zone and plan your departure and return.

Follow the forecast. For the most current forecasts related to Hurricane Dorian visit and follow the National Hurricane Center.

Be prepared. Check out SCEMD's 2019 Hurricane Guide for information on how to prepare your household for the storm. Take a look at traffic conditions before you get on the road by visiting the SC DOT site.

To watch Governor McMaster's daily press briefings, go to SCETV.org.