Helping Flood Victims Rebuild

In October 2015, "The Thousand Year Flood" hit South Carolina, causing devastation across the state.

Governor Nikki Haley- with the help of Central Carolina Community Foundation and a team of South Carolinians from entertainment, business, and public service- announced the One SC Fund in November 2015 after flooding touched South Carolinians from very walk of life.

The One SC Fund is a fundraising effort that helps South Carolinians who are recovering from the unprecedented flooding continue the rebuilding process.

Thanks to the many generous donors throughout the state and nation, the One SC Fund has distributed $2,000,000 in grants to nonprofits to support local flood recovery projects.

And they're making an impact.

Helping Miss Emma

Miss Emma lives in Salters, which is about 20 miles Northwest of Mennonite Disaster Services's (MDS) project site in Andrews, South Carolina. She is a single women who has resided in a well-maintained mobile home for about 35 years. The October flooding damaged the metal that provided a roof over her home and caused some minor leakage. MDS determined that the metal roof was un-repairable and should be replaced with a framed shingle roof.

Through a grant made available to Mennonite Disaster Services from the One SC Fund, the project was funded for approximately $2,700. It was completed in two days by five MDS volunteers for a grateful home owner. For lunch on the second day, Miss Emma treated them to a meal of pork, ribs, rice. mac and cheese, fried chicken, green beans, and cake. She said she will never forget the worker's generosity.

Through the work of many people and organizations, progress is being made to rebuild our state.

But the need is still great. . .

An estimated 28,000 individuals were impacted by the flood.

Donations to the One SC Fund are still being accepted and will help continue the work of serving those impacted by the flood.

For more information, visit www.onescfund.org

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