Support South Carolina Coastal Families Affected by COVID-19

UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of our community members, the Waccamaw Community Foundation exceeded its goal and raised more than $1.5 million within two weeks. After Blackbaud founder Tony Bakker and his family made a matching gift of $500,000, a number of generous donors came forward to help support those facing economic hardship during these uncertain times. Since the inception of the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund, an estimated $1.8 million has been raised to support coastal South Carolina families.

 

Many families in Horry and Georgetown counties have reached out to HTC with a desire to support those facing economic hardship caused by COVID-19. While essential workers along the South Carolina coast work tirelessly to serve our communities, there are those who can’t return to work for the foreseeable future. There will be many within our communities who need support in a variety of ways.

One of the best ways to help your neighbors is to support an organization that distributes funds to charities that can best reach those in need. The Waccamaw Community Foundation (WCF) is an affiliate of the Coastal Community Foundation. Since 1999, the organization has effectively managed the philanthropic gifts from the community to improve the quality of life in Horry and Georgetown counties.

WCF has developed a COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund that’s now accepting donations and grant applications.

“The COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund is a collaborative effort with partners across coastal South Carolina to maximize our support for nonprofits serving critical needs throughout this crisis,” said Angel Johnson-Brebner, director of Waccamaw Community Foundation. “Every dollar we collect goes directly to the nonprofits working on providing medical care, food access, financial support and more to those most impacted by the coronavirus outbreak in our region.”

A number of organizations have helped to establish the relief and recovery fund with $140,000. If you would like to donate to the fund or get more information on how to help, please visit the WCF website. You can even specify a certain county or counties to which you would like your funds to be given.