The devastation from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma is great and growing. Impacted communities will need incredible resources in order to recover. United Way of Pickens County stands united with those impacted by these disasters, and we know you do, too.
SC 2-1-1 is working in collaboration with Crisis Cleanup to connect homeowners with post-storm services. SC residents who need help with debris removal, mud-out and other clean-up services due to Hurricane Irma should call 2-1-1 on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to get entered in the Crisis Cleanup system. Anyone searching for other general information on disaster resources can call 2-1-1, from a landline or mobile phone; search the 2-1-1 website, or use the app. The SC 2-1-1 app is available for download in Google Play and in the App Store. It is free to download and free to use.
Many individuals and groups are eager to help. It is important to help in the best way possible. The CEO of the United Way of the Florida Keys had some advice which Julie shared in her latest blog entry which you can read here.
Local groups are encouraged to register with Crisis Cleanup. This system was established to help homeowners connect with reputable groups and reduce potential duplicatoin of services, especially with regard to repairs and rebuilds.
Anyone interested in volunteering with Hurricane Irma clean-up, but not affiliated with an organization, should go to www.VolunteerSC.org. Organizations looking for additional help will posts opportunities and seek volunteers here. Most organizations require volunteers to undergo background checks and training to ensure the safety of survivors.
United Way of Pickens County has established a dedicated relief funds to provide support to those affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. 100% of the donations received will be used to support immediate basic needs as well as long term recovery efforts.