Flood disaster help to be available Wednesday at library | News | The Press and Standard

by | June 27, 2016 5:00 am

Last Updated: June 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Colleton residents who still have not received funding for damage from the October floods can now get help. Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery will provide free long-term disaster case management services in Colleton County on the following dates at the Colleton County Memorial Library, 600 Hampton St.:

• Wednesday June 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.;

• Thursday July 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Wednesday July 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

HHDR will assist flood survivors in the 24 disaster declared counties with access to long-term recovery resources. The disaster-impacted counties include: Bamberg, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Spartanburg, Clarendon, Darlington, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Lee, Marion, Sumter, and Williamsburg.

This program is free to residents in need of flood recovery assistance. This program is made possible by federal funding provided through the S.C. Emergency Management Division.

Survivors who have long-term, unmet needs following October’s severe flooding can dial 2-1-1 from any phone in the state or attend one of the meetings. Each caller will be linked with disaster case management services by using the phone prompt to select a language and then pressing “7”.

HHDR disaster case managers are trained to connect survivors with long-term recovery resources and assist them with disaster recovery planning.

SC 211, a service of the United Way Association of South Carolina, is an avenue for entering the disaster case management system provided by HHDR. This joint disaster case management intake service was made possible through a grant from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

For information on the meetings, call 803-851-8551.

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