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Hurricane Ian Relief

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Much of South Carolina was spared the worst of winds and flooding from Hurricane Ian, but many residents need immediate help and untold others may yet require assistance from UMCSC Disaster Response.

Conference volunteers on Saturday delivered more than 280 cleaning buckets and hundreds of hygiene kits to churches in the Marion District, where much of the impact of the storm was felt. Volunteers from Little River UMC in Little River and St. Paul's Waccamaw UMC in Pawleys Island helped unload the relief supplies, which were distributed to anyone in nearby communities who needed them.

What's Next?

Well, Saturday's deliveries depleted the conference's on-hand inventory of both cleaning buckets and hygiene kits, so local churches are asked to rally their volunteers to assemble more of the much-needed supplies.

Here's how:

Once your buckets and kits are ready to go, please contact Matt Brodie, conference disaster response coordinator, at or 803-546-1513, to schedule a time to drop them off at the United Methodist Conference Center in Columbia. 

Important note: Buckets and kits must be complete, based on the UMCOR instructions linked above. Incomplete supplies will not be accepted. 

If you know of a community in need of assistance – including but not limited to cleaning buckets and help with downed trees or damaged roofs – please contact UMCSC Disaster Response:
803-200-2082 or

How to Give

The best way to help immediately is to donate money. We recommend two effective ways to give: 

Please contact Matt Brodie, conference disaster response coordinator, at or 803-546-1513.

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