South Carolina Thousand Year Flood
In recent weeks, South Carolina has endured some of her darkest days in recent memory. The “once in a thousand year flood” caused tremendous devastation and even the loss of seventeen lives. Despite the widespread impact, South Carolina citizens once again responded with incredible generosity and random acts of kindness. Immediately following the floods, many Sheriffs’ Offices began to receive questions. Oddly enough, the same question was asked numerous times – “how can we help?” Sheriffs discovered that those affected by the floods had basic needs such as bottled water, food, clothes, diapers, wipes, etc. Once the word got out, Sheriffs’ Offices became overwhelmed with donations. Sheriffs immediately got busy doing what they do best – serving and protecting. Hundreds of thousands of bottles of water were donate to Sheriffs’ Offices and delivered to locations where they were needed the most. In fact, the SC Sheriffs’ Association even opened up its doors to receive and distribute resources to those impacted. We were even able to help coordinate delivers of resources throughout the state. Believe it or not, we were actually able to help coordinate the delivery of over 15 pallets of food, water, medical supplies, diapers, etc. that was hand delivered from Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. It was truly a humbling experience to see the community react in the way they did. South Carolinians once again showed the nation how to put on love before anything else. For your contributions, prayers, and great attitudes, we are truly thankful! We couldn’t have had the impact we did without your generosity and giving hearts!!