Oct. 2, 2018
Chesterfield Team South Carolina Day
Gov. McMaster to Visit Chesterfield County
Chesterfield Team South Carolina Day – a relief event that will serve as a one-stop for Chesterfield County residents who have been affected by Hurricane Florence, will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Free Worship, located at 915 Chesterfield Highway in Cheraw.
Gov. Henry McMaster will arrive at 1 p.m.
This event will be one of many that the governor will hold with state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations in areas affected by Hurricane Florence that will assist residents and businesses learn about resources available to them throughout the recovery process.
Team South Carolina events will include representation from the following agencies:
S.C. Department of Insurance – Assistance with insurance questions, claims, and policy coverage
S.C. Department of Health and Human Services – Assistance with questions about healthcare services and Medicaid
S.C. Department of Social Services – Apply for SNAP assistance
S.C. Emergency Management Division – Coordinating individual disaster assistance with FEMA and will provide information for residents about personal recovery steps. SCEMD will also provide emergency preparedness guides and demonstrate the SC Emergency Manager mobile app.
S.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging – Assistance for seniors
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control – Will provide free well water test kits; free tetanus shots; WIC services
S.C. Department of Revenue – Tax relief information
S.C. Division of Veterans Affairs – Services for veterans
S.C. Housing Authority – Mortgage or rent assistance, rental housing
S.C. Department of Mental Health – Information about mental health services
S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs – Services for individuals with disabilities
FEMA – Assistance with registering for financial assistance related to the storm
US Small Business Administration – Assistance with applying for disaster loans
US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency – Assistance for farmers with crop losses or damage
S.C. Disaster Recovery Office – Disaster case managers will assist eligible citizens with disaster-caused unmet needs through a basic intake process
SBP – Will teach homeowners how to safely and properly muck and gut along with safe and effective mold remediation steps
United Way – Will help residents register to volunteer in the community
Several organizations will be providing donated goods for the event, including: Harvest Hope, American Red Cross, UMCOR, FreeWorship Church, Southeastern Medical International, and Catholic Charities.
More information will be posted to Breaking News as details become available.
Read the full account in the Oct. 3 issue of The Link.