Disaster Relief Efforts
United Way of Horry County has been on the front lines helping our community during disasters since our inception in 1973. We use our vast network of partners to work to provide immediate and long-term recover to support our community. Whether it’s by providing the most up to date information through our 211 Help Line or applying for funding on behalf of our community to aid in disaster relief, UWHC will be there.
Recently, UWHC was integral in obtaining funding to help with assistance for individuals and community agencies. After Hurricane Florence, UWHC was awarded and distributed over $245,000 in grants throughout Horry County to assist in home repairs, immediate shelter & food needs and other emergency needs.
Throughout the onset of COVID-19 UWHC has been granted $237,000 relief funding and was used to assist individuals affected from the pandemic and UWHC also has partnered with Low Country Food Bank, Horry County Schools and Impact Ministries to either fund or supply volunteers for 15 mass food distributions benefiting over 6,000 Horry County families.
UWHC is an active member of Waccamw VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) which is comprised of nonprofit, nonpartisan volunteer agencies and organizations that come together to assist residents impacted from a disaster.