One SC Fund Awards $275,000 for Hurricane Florence Relief

November 20, 2018

Columbia, S.C., November 26, 2018–The One SC Fund Grants Committee has announced the second round of grant awards for Hurricane Florence relief and recovery projects across South Carolina. Grantees will receive a total of $275,000 to support their projects. To support the fund, visit http://www.onescfund.org

To date, the One SC Fund, established by former Governor Nikki Haley in November 2015 after the Thousand Year Flood to help South Carolinians who are recovering from a disaster, has awarded $3,887,500 in grants to nonprofits to support disaster recovery projects across our state, helping more than 1,740 families return home.

The following nonprofit organizations will receive grants from the One SC Fund:

  • Darlington County Long Term Recovery Group: Home recovery/rebuild, water/tree removal, food distribution/vouchers, materials, temporary shelter/lodging in Darlington County
  • Eastern Carolina Homelessness Org, Inc.: Temporary shelter/lodging, security, utility deposits, rental assistance in Horry, Georgetown, Dillion, Darlington, Florence, Marlboro, Chesterfield, and Marion Counties
  • Good360: Home recovery/rebuild, materials in Horry, Georgetown, Dillon, Darlington, Florence, Marlboro, Chesterfield, and Marion Counties
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank: Food distribution/vouchers in Chesterfield, Dillon, Darlington, Florence, Marion, and Marlboro Counties
  • Marion County Long Term Recovery Group: Home recovery/rebuild, water/tree removal, food distribution/vouchers, materials, temporary shelter/lodging in Marion County
  • Mennonite Disaster Service: Home recovery/rebuild in Horry County
  • United Way of Horry County: Home recovery/rebuild, materials in Horry County

Donations for the One SC Fund have come from many generous individuals and businesses across the nation. A list of corporate donors can be found at http://www.onescfund.org. The nonprofit grant recipients were selected by a grants committee made up of representatives from five SC community foundations, as well as business and civic leaders. These individuals know their communities well and helped distribute the funds to areas where the dollars will have the greatest impact. 

“The One SC Fund has helped thousands of South Carolinians affected by disaster return home during the past three years,” said JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “We’re grateful for the many generous donors who have helped these families and individuals.”

Nonprofit organizations can find information about applying for grants at https://www.yourfoundation.org/OneSCGrants. The next round of applications will be accepted from January 1, 2019 until January 31, 2019.

There is still much work required to rebuild South Carolina from recent disasters – work that will require funding. Donations to the One SC Fund are being accepted and will be directed to counties in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand that have been impacted by Hurricane Florence. 100% of monies donated will be granted to local nonprofits providing disaster relief and recovery.

How to Donate to the One SC Fund

Those wishing to contribute to the One SC Fund can do so in the following ways:

  • Online: Visit http://www.onescfund.org to make a donation with your credit card
  • Mail: Send a check made payable to Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC to: Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213, Columbia, SC 29204

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