The following businesses have made donations to help South Carolinians recover from this week’s heavy rains and flooding:
▪ South State Bank has made an initial contribution of $100,000 to establish the South State Bank Emergency Relief Fund. The fund is operated by Central Carolina Community Foundation, and 100 percent of all donations will support flood relief efforts, according to the bank. In addition to the initial contribution, individuals and organizations can also donate to support communities served by the bank. For more information on how to make a donation or apply for assistance, visit www.SouthStateBank.com/EmergencyRelief.
▪ TD Bank has launched an assistance program to help customers impacted by this month’s rainfall and flooding. The program extends through Oct. 16 and covers customers located in Federal Emergency Management Agency-designated disaster areas. Among the programs features: customers may request to have the bank waive any non-TD ATM fees, overdraft fees, returned item fees or overdraft protection fees that resulted from the storm; customers may withdraw CDs without any early withdrawal penalty; instant issue debit cards are available in any TD Bank stores during normal business hours; customers experiencing a hardship resulting from the storm may discuss payment options and flexibility with their terms by calling TD Bank at 1-800-576-5230.
▪ Culligan Water of Lexington and Culligan International donated approximately 182,000 bottles of water to South Carolina on Tuesday through Convoy of Hope. Culligan is awaiting the delivery of six additional pallets, or about 10,000 bottles of water, for distribution in areas still needing bottled water.
▪ BB&T contributed $100,000 to the Central South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross to help with flood relief efforts.
▪ Cromer’s of Columbia is donating a bushel bag of popcorn to shelters, police departments, fire departments and other public service agencies for every bushel bag purchased by customers.
▪ Duke Energy donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in the Carolinas. The donation includes $80,000 to the American Red Cross–Palmetto S.C. Region and $20,000 to the American Red Cross Eastern N.C. Chapter to benefit the most impacted counties.
▪ Harris Teeter donated a truckload of bottled water to storm victims in Columbia.
Businesses are invited to send information about donations to firstname.lastname@example.org.