Waccamaw Community Foundation helps communities prepare for hurricanes

A local philanthropic organization has provided Horry and Georgetown counties with items to properly prepare residents for a hurricane.

Waccamaw Community Foundation has partnered with leaders at Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) to provide relief tarps and “muck-out” suits to Habitat for Humanity in Georgetown and Horry Counties.

A $10,000 grant from the Waccamaw Community Foundation was used to purchase the materials

In a press release, VOADs and COADs said they wanted to provide vital, life and property-saving items to the Waccamaw region.

Mike Mancuso, the Waccamaw Community Foundation’s executive director hopes the items won’t be necessary but feel preparation is essential.

“Our mission at the Waccamaw Community Foundation is to help improve lives in the Waccamaw region and this is a grant that will do just that, even in difficult circumstances”

The grant allowed for the purchase of 600 suits for clean-up and rescue efforts and 40 pallets of reinforced plastic tarps for homes and properties.

All materials will be stored at the Habitat for Humanity facilities in Horry and Georgetown counties for relief efforts.

This is just in time for the 2022 hurricane season with the first hurricane, Agatha, making landfall in Mexico last night.