New Report: Role of SC United Ways in Flood Response and Recovery

The United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) and local United Ways across the state are remembering the 1000 Year Flood with the release of a new report and social media campaign encouraging individuals to get involved in their communities. Long-Term Community Impact: A Look at the Work of United Ways during South Carolina’s Flood Response and Recovery highlights the efforts of United Ways over the past year in helping our state pick up the pieces.

“It was important for us to be involved in helping our communities after the flood. We all knew that it would take all of us, working together, to recover from the devastation left behind,” states Natasha Jenkins, Director of Member Services and Strategic Communications at the United Way Association of South Carolina. “Even one year later, long-term recovery efforts continue throughout parts of the state. This report provides insight into United Way’s role and impact in response and recovery efforts. UWASC and four local United Ways are featured in this report: Black River United Way, Trident United Way, United Way of the Midlands and United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties.

The week-long social media campaign kicks off on Monday, October 3rd as we look back at the events of just one year ago. On Tuesday we will unveil our new report and recognize the incredible work of local United Ways in flood response and recovery efforts over the past year. On Wednesday we will have a call to action for individuals to get involved and volunteer in their communities. Leadership from local United Ways across the state will meet on Thursday for Disaster Preparedness and Response training. We will post insights from the training throughout the day as we encourage businesses and individuals to create their own Emergency Preparedness Plans. Finally, on Friday we will reflect on continuing long-term recovery efforts and the impact of giving to your local United Way. United Ways committed supporting our local communities. We were here before the disaster and continue to be here after, creating lasting impact with a long-term commitment to our communities.

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