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Hurricane Matthew

Please see the information below to volunteer or donate in support of Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. For additional information, please call 1-888-585-9643.


Call 211 if You Need Help Recovering from Hurricane Matthew

Columbia, S.C. (Wednesday, October 12, 2016) - COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina residents continuing to recover from Hurricane Matthew should call 2-1-1 for any assistance if their needs for food, clothing and shelter are not being met.READ MORE...

Donations - One SC Fund

We are still assessing damage and will know more about our needs as we move forward. Because donations of products for disaster relief require transportation, warehousing, and distribution of the products, the most effective offer is a monetary donation through the One SC fund. This fund is used to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to disaster victims and will allow us to direct those funds to charitable organizations assisting South Carolina victims. These organizations will use your donation to purchase - locally if possible - the exact items needed to meet the needs of the victims.

We also encourage you to donate locally to food pantries, faith-based organizations, and other non-profits. 

Additionally, you can contact any of the SC Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (SCVOADs) listed below to make a direct donation.

Volunteer Services

South Carolina greatly appreciates all offers to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew with clean-up and recovery efforts. We are still assessing damage and will know more about our volunteer needs as we move forward. First, think about volunteering within your own networks. If you are a member of a church or civic group, find out if plans are being made to respond to relief efforts. If you are not affiliated with a group, please register at VolunteerSC.org. Volunteer opportunities will be added as officials move in after the storm to assess the damage and registering will allow us to best match volunteers with the appropriate opportunities. Please keep in mind that many volunteer opportunities require specialized training, and we want to ensure all volunteers are safe as we begin recovery operations. Additionally, you can contact any of the SC Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (SCVOADs) listed below to find local volunteer opportunities.


We are not directly accepting used clothing items. However, we are requesting that any in-state clothing donations be taken to a charitable organization within your community. These organizations already have the resources to make the best use of clothing donations.



We are requesting that South Carolina citizens take collected food items to local food banks or other charitable organizations. These local food banks and organizations work with us and will distribute food to the victims in South Carolina and other impacted areas. If you will be conducting a food drive for disaster relief, please contact the South Carolina Food Bank Assoication to get information on most-needed items.

S.C. Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (SCVOADs)

One SC Flood Relief Fund

The One SC Fund supports and directs funds to nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to South Carolina disaster victims.

S.C. Food Bank Association

The South Carolina Food Bank Association and its four member food banks provide food, water, and other needed goods to disaster victims across the state.

Golden Harvest Food Bank: serving Abbeville, Allendale, Aiken, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, and Pickens counties.

Harvest Hope Food Bank: serving Calhoun, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Kershaw, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties.

Lowcountry Food Bank: serving Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, and Williamsburg counties.
Feeding America: provides food and support to the South Carolina Food Bank Association and its four member organizations in disaster relief efforts.

Hurricane Matthew Relief Organizations

Adventist Community Services -

Adventist Community Services provides donated goods warehouse management and distribution to impacted areas.


American Red Cross of South Carolina -

The American Red Cross provides feeding, short term sheltering, mental health counseling, and disaster case management.


Community Foundation of the Lowcountry -

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund provides resources for emergency needs in the event of a disaster in the four-county service area of Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton Counties.


Lutheran Disaster Response -

Lutheran Disaster Response helps with long-term recovery including cleanup and rebuilds.


Presbyterian Disaster Assistance -

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance sets up “Volunteer Villages” to house volunteers for rebuilding.


Salvation Army -

The Salvation Army provides sheltering, food service and delivery, and disaster case management.


Samaritan's Purse -

Samaritan's Purse mobilizes staff and equipment and enlists volunteers to provide emergency aid to victims of natural disasters.


Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief -

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief provides food service preparation and cooking, muck removal, debris removal, and rebuilds.


United Methodist Committee on Relief -

The United Methodist Committee on Relief provides supplies and care in the immediate aftermath of a disaster and supports long-term rebuilding efforts.


United Way of South Carolina -

The United Way of South Carolina coordinates volunteers for disaster response and recovery.


Water Missions International -

Water Missions International provides safe mobile drinking water for disaster victims.




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