The One SC Flood Relief Fund has awarded its first round of grants, totaling $500,000, to support more than a dozen nonprofits working on recovery from the historic flooding Oct. 4.
The 13 nonprofits that received grant money are based in hard-hit areas across South Carolina. The recipients in Richland County include Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity, Home Works of America, St. Bernard Project, United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries and United Way of the Midlands.
The nonprofits’ projects range from mold remediation to complete home rebuilding, according to a news release from the Central Carolina Community Foundation, which runs the fund and accepts donations at www.onescfund.org.
“We’ve asked the people of South Carolina to step up, and what we’ve seen so far is the best in our state – but there’s more work to be done,” Gov. Nikki Haley said in the release. “If you were blessed and did not have damage to your home, if you were blessed and able to get back into a safe place, pay it forward. Give whatever you can to support the One SC Flood Relief Fund.”
Nonprofit organizations can apply for the second round of grants until 6 p.m. on Friday.
Four ways to give
1. Online at www.onescfund.org
2. Via text message, by texting ONESC to 33923
3. Sending checks made payable to Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC to Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213, Columbia, SC 29204
4. Calling Jenni Meyer at (803) 873-2050, ext. 325