How to Help: Disaster Recovery Efforts

With the Disaster Relief Fund, Waccamaw Community Foundation serves as the primary point of financial donations for all disaster relief and recovery efforts in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties. In partnership with the local VOADs (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), we distribute the funds to organizations like The Salvation Army, The Red Cross, Catholic Charities, and other locally based relief efforts in the wake of natural disasters such as Hurricane Florence.

Our Disaster Relief Fund is designed to support long-term recovery efforts as well as immediate relief efforts if and when the need arises. This fund will also be focused on long-term investments such as infrastructure and housing, which are critical needs for the community, especially for rural neighbors, families in poverty and senior citizens.

In addition, WCF partners with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to administer “Help the Grand Strand,” a permanent relief and recovery fund for Horry and Georgetown counties. The fund accepts donations year-round. The funds collected for the “Help the Grand Strand” disaster recovery fund will be used for human services that may be unmet, enabling the residents of the entire Grand Strand area to recover as quickly as possible if and when disaster strikes.

Current fund holders, if you would like to direct a grant to an affected area, please email Shawna Mosley-Foster.

Nonprofit organizations providing disaster relief and recovery, click here to learn more about how to apply for funding.

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Enter your information below to give directly to Help the Grand Strand or the WCF Disaster Relief Fund. If choosing the Disaster Relief Fund, you can designate in the comments box if you would like your gift to be directed specifically to Georgetown and/or Horry counties.