I pray that you and your family are safe and well after the floods and I want you to known that you can count on my staff and I to help you in this trying time if you’ve been negatively effected.
WAYS TO DONATE, VOLUNTEER OR REQUEST FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Horry, Dillion, Marion and Marlboro County qualifying residents are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) funds. The DUA program makes funds available to assist people, including small business owners and self-employed, who became unemployed and lost personal income as a direct result of Hurricane Florence. To learn more, go to dew.sc.gov and click the MyBenefits Login to apply or call 1-866-831-1724. The deadline for applying October 24, 2018.
FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS
FEMA is now approving individual assistance applications in our area. If you have experienced property damage to your home, contact FEMA to see if you are eligible for assistance. Visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ and enter your zip code to apply for funding or call 1 (800) 621-3362, or download the FEMA mobile app.
HORRY COUNTY DISASTER RELIEF @ WWW.DISASTERHELP.ME
This site is specific to our area and has volunteer and donation opportunities as well as financial assistance forms. It is a coalition of local non-profits, including the Salvation Army, United Way of Horry County, Impact Ministries and many others.
SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION HOTLINE
This group coordinates with state and federal resources for preparation and recovery. They have set up a hotline for any questions at (866) 246-0133. You can also follow their updates on their website or twitter.
VERIFY LICENSES OF CONTRACTORS
Many insurance companies will not reimburse for claims if the contractor is not licensed. Please verify that any person or company you use for repair work is licensed so that you receive the appropriate claims based on your policy. You can check the status of a license here.
REPORT PRICE GOUGING
It is an unfortunate reality that some will try to take advantage of the situation in the wake of a storm. If you see or suspect price gouging, you can report it here.
REALTORS RELIEF FOUNDATION GRANTS
This group is offering grants of up to $1,000 for qualifying applicants who had damage to their primary residence.