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Gov. McMaster, 20 agencies will be in Conway Monday for flood aid event

President Trump and Gov. McMaster toured Conway after Hurricane Florence. Photo: Kim Hardee

Gov. Henry McMaster will be in Conway Monday for Horry County Days, a disaster-relief event for residents who were flooded or severely affected by Hurricane Florence.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. at the Conway Recreation Center at 1515 Mill Pond Road.

Members of the Horry County legislative delegation will be there, including state Reps. Heather Ammons Crawford and Russell Fry.

Officials will assist with handing out needed supplies, and 20 government agencies and non-profits will help residents sign-up for state and federal assistance, answer questions about insurance claims, and how to safely muck out homes.

Representatives from FEMA will be there as well.

Here’s a list of the agencies and the services they will provide Monday:

• 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

• S.C. Dept. of Employment and Workforce – Answering questions about jobs affected by Hurricane Florence, helping with unemployment benefits and job searching.

• S.C. Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – Assistance in fire safety, OSHA and residential builder information

• 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 Rural Development

• 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

Crawford, who suspended reelection activities in early September to assist her constituents who experienced severe flooding in the Socastee area, said volunteers are still needed to help with cleanup efforts.

Crawford recommended three local volunteer organizations, including Samartian’s Purse operating at the Socastee Baptist Church. Volunteers can stop by or register online here.

South Strand Helping Hand needs volunteers to deliver supplies and for clean up efforts. Contact Brad Williams at smbw20@hotmail.com to volunteer.

Also, Ekklesia Church is in need of volunteers, and can be reached at (843) 443-7774.

The United Way will be at Horry County Days in Conway Monday to register volunteers.

Several organizations will also be providing donated goods at the Monday event, including: Harvest Hope, American Red Cross, UMCOR, Salvation Army and Catholic Charities.

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