FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2015
Contact: Andersen Cook
United Way of Greenville County contributes $100,000 for S.C. flood disaster recovery
Allocation will help affected communities through United Way Association of South Carolina’s flood recovery fund.
Columbia, S.C. — United Way of Greenville County is contributing $100,000 on behalf of its donors to support flood recovery efforts around the state.
The executive committee of United Way of Greenville County’s board of trustees unanimously approved emergency assistance on Tuesday, directing the gift to a special fund established by the United Way Association of South Carolina to assist communities as they recover from the flood devastation.
“In Greenville County, we are fortunate to have been spared the worst of this tragic event, where lives have been lost and, at best, so disrupted that it will take years to recover,” said Ted Hendry, president of United Way of Greenville County. “As a leading United Way in our state supported by thousands of caring donors, we are compelled to respond on their behalf to help the many communities in South Carolina, large and small, that have been devastated by last weekend’s historic storm and flooding.”
“‘Grateful’ doesn’t begin to describe how I feel about this incredibly generous gift,” Tim Ervolina, president of United Way Association of South Carolina, said. “United Way of Greenville County has demonstrated what we mean when we say, ‘Live United.’ This gift will help storm-battered families rebuild their lives.”
Dollars used to assist in relief and recovery efforts are being taken from donor contributions that United Way earmarked for use in the event of a crisis or disaster requiring immediate response and action. This funding allows United Way donors to have an immediate financial response to help those communities in the state that have been devastated by flooding.
Personal gifts to recovery efforts can be made to United Way of the Midlands (Columbia) and Trident United Way (Charleston) via the United Way Association of South Carolina’s disaster recovery portal at www.getconnected.uwasc.org, where individual volunteers and agencies can also sign up to help.