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Access to Long-Term Flood Recovery Resources

Parts of South Carolina are still dealing with the aftermath of historic flooding more than eight months later. For local residents who are trying to repair their homes and lives from the devastation and destruction, there are some resources available to them.

Hearts and Hands Disaster Recovery will be stationed at Richland Library Main (1431 Assembly Street) from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25 to offer access to long-term flood recovery materials, like furniture and builders. The program is free.

Staff are reaching out to the 24 counties in the state that were declared disaster areas, including Richland County. While most of their traffic will consist of people and small businesses who applied for assistance through FEMA, Hearts and Hands Disaster Recovery say it’s seeing a number of local residents who did not apply in time with the federal agency. Regardless, there are still resources available that they can take advantage of.

If you would like to meet with someone from Hearts and Hands Disaster Recovery, you’re asked to bring the following information:

  • Deed to home if owned or rental contacts if renting
  • FEMA assistance documentation and rejection letter if you applied for the FEMA grant
  • Small Business Authority (SBA) low interest loan rejection letter
  • Copy of home insurance and any claims from flood damage
  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Proof of utility license
  • Proof of income (pay stub, social security benefits, ect)
  • Proof of loss (any documentation of damage to home)
  • Copy of damage estimation
  • Tax returns (2 years)
  • The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is backing Hearts and Hands Disaster Recovery. If local residents have additional questions, they’re asked to dial 211.