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WIS News 10: How you can help flood victims

Author: WIS Staff

Source: WIS News 10

October 7, 2015

As thousands of people in the Midlands have suffered damage or loss from the flooding, just as many want to know how they can help.

Here is a list of agencies that are helping flood victims and their contact information.

To volunteer or donate:

United Way of the Midlands

American Red Cross

To donate:

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Salvation Army

South Carolina Baptist Convention

Operation Blessing

Shandon Baptist Church, or drop off donations of money, food, water and baby items at 5250 Forest Drive, Columbia

Christian Assistance Bridge, or drop off donations of money, food and water at 126 Blythewood Road, Blythewood SC

City of Hope Worship Center is accepting donations of water, non-perishable food, diapers, wipes, clothing, personal hygiene items from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. at 1403 D Avenue, West Columbia. 

Also, numerous churches and community service organizations may also be collecting items to help flood victims. Contact your local church or community organization if you want to help. 

Bottled water is being accepted at distribution centers throughout Richland County. Here is a list of locations:

Columbia Metro Convention Center at 1101 Lincoln Street
Walmart at 5420 Forest Drive
2615 Lower Richland Boulevard
Corner of Landmark Drive and Forest Drive
Elmwood Avenue Church of God at 1427 Elmwood Avenue
Dutch Square Mall
Midlands Shopping Center, 2638 Two Notch Road

The South Carolina Department of Emergency Management has a list of resources to send donations.

For people staying at shelters, there is a need for towels, washcloths, hand sanitizer and toys and games to entertain kids.  Click here for a list of shelters and other resources throughout the Midlands. 

The South Carolina Secretary of State's Office encourages people to make sure they are donating to legitimate charities.  

You can also donate to the American Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also visit redcross.org or call 1-800 RED CROSS. 

If you have an organization that you think should be added to this list,  click here to send an email

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