United Way of Horry County is committed to serving our neighbors and our community through this unprecedented time. Our team is working to bring you the most up to date resources and updates so please continue to monitor our site regularly.
For immediate assistance or referrals in our community call 211 or visit SC211.org.
For food resources click HERE.
For a complete up to date list of all agencies open and providing services visit SC211.org or call 211.
SC DHEC has a list of current COVID-19 testing locations. Search by location: COVID-19 Testing Locations
Grocery Store Worker Relief Fund
From the start of COVID-19 pandemic, supermarkets have been a constant source of relief, providing Americans with essential goods and delivering a semblance of normalcy. As a result, millions of frontline grocery workers who stock the shelves, sanitize the stores, ring up customers, and deliver groceries have put in long hours in a challenging and high-risk environment. Meanwhile, many of these hourly waged employees do not qualify for workplace protections like sick leave and adequate healthcare, finding themselves increasingly vulnerable to the effects of the pandemic.
Kendall-Jackson, a leading producer in the wine industry, has created a national relief fund that will directly benefit grocery store workers. Any individual currently employed by a grocery store, including retailers with grocery departments, is eligible for assistance. Workers can apply for up to $250 (rewarded in the form of a VISA gift card) beginning on October 1st. Apply HERE.
Weekly Free, Mobile COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Tidelands Health and SC DHEC have partnered to offer free COVID-19 testing in Horry and Georgetown counties:
Every Friday from 2pm – 5pm: Horry Georgetown Technical College Conference Center, 950 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC
Every Tuesday from 3pm – 5pm: Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Parish, 1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island, SC
Unemployment Benefits are Taxable: Unemployment benefits must be reported on your federal tax return. If you received unemployment benefits, as well as the additional $600 per week in COVID-10 relief any time during the year, your tax return may be affected.
Applying for Unemployment Benefits
If your work has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for Unemployment Insurance. This process and these benefits are the same as applying for benefits if you lose your job through no fault of your own. Please review the instructions below.
If you need assistance applying for benefits, claims representatives are available at 1-866-831-1724 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
If you have recently lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Follow the links below to learn about the claims process including how to apply for benefits, how to register for work and how to do the required work searches.
Go to dew.sc.gov and follow these links to learn more
- The claims process.
2. Register for work.
3. Search for work.
211 is going to be fully functional during this time. If you or your family are in need of assistance relating to basic needs, please call 211. Operators will also be able to direct callers to the most accurate and appropriate resources to learn more about the Coronavirus.
211 has created a COVID-19 portal at SC211.org to better organize information and resources related to the Coronavirus in South Carolina. You can access that portal HERE.
The primary goal with this portal is to provide some very basic information about the virus, inform users of any community resources that become available as part of the COVID-19 response, and ultimately redirect them to resources that are regularly updated and managed by medically trained staff.
You can also visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s website for updates and accurate information by clicking HERE.
Free Virtual Consultations and Screenings for COVID-19
MUSC is offering free virtual care consultations and screenings to anyone experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms located in South Carolina. Use the promo code “COVID19” when signing up. The link to the MUSC telemedicine site is HERE. If you have immediate health concerns and wish to speak to a medical professional, MUSC recommends a virtual care visit to speak to provider online. You can also call 843-792-7000 for more information.