Public Advised Against Making Direct Deliveries to Big Dam Community

GEORGETOWN COUNTY — While individual and community support of flood-affected residents is always appreciated, the public is currently advised against attempting to deliver supplies and other donated items to the Big Dam Community. Officials have been working closely with residents of the community to coordinate food and supplies deliveries, and ensure the needs of residents in the Big Dam community are met.

Public safety officials warn that residents attempting to cross via boat to Big Dam are putting their safety at risk, as well as the safety of emergency responders who could be called to offer assistance if boaters find themselves in distress. Additional boats in that area may also congest waterways and hamper timely response to that area by emergency officials.

Donations for flood-affected residents can be dropped off at the Eagle Electric building,2928 S. Fraser St., Georgetown. Call (843) 545-3908 to arrange to have someone meet you to accept the deliveries.

Monetary donations can also be made through the United Way at https://uwmidlands.wufoo.com/forms/flood-relief-fund-black-river-united-way/.Monetary donations allow the United Way to purchase items needed by flood victims that are not available in the warehouse or from other sources when the need arises.

The United Way is also coordinating volunteers. To sign up to be a volunteer in flood relief efforts, visit http://getconnected.uwasc.org/drm/.

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