Eight nonprofit organizations will receive $380,000 to continue recovery work for damages caused by the 2015 flood as well as Hurricane Matthew. Grant money will help organizations purchase building materials, do general rebuild work, mold remediation and supply home furnishings. South Carolina Public Radio spoke with Jim Powell, Director of Development for Home Works of America, and learned how this round of funding will allow the organization to continue to help the most vulnerable in the Charleston area.
The following 8 nonprofit organizations will receive Phase Five grants from the One SC Fund:
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston, Inc.: Mold Remediation and General Rebuild in Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Williamsburg Counties
- Darlington County Long Term Recovery Group: Mold Remediation and General Rebuild in Darlington County
- Home Works of America: Mold Remediation and General Rebuild in the Charleston Area
- Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery: General Rebuild in All Disaster Declared Counties
- Lowcountry Community Action Agency, Inc.: General Rebuild in Colleton and Hampton Counties
- Charleston County Human Services Commission: General Rebuild and Materials for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties
The One fund was established by former Governor Nikki Haley, in November 2015 and was first used to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to flood victims in the 24 FEMA designated emergency counties. Almost one year later, the One SC Fund expanded to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew.
To date, the One SC Fund has awarded $2,268,000 in grants to nonprofits and which has helped more than 1,123 families return home. In October 2016, the fund was expanded to provide relief and recovery assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew.