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Residents Are Encouraged to Call 2-1-1 For Help with Hurricane Matthew Recovery

On October 11, 2016 in Emergencies

United Way of Horry County in conjunction with other United Ways across South Carolina is encouraging residents who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew to call the free 2-1-1 helpline. South Carolina 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for finding assistance in your local community. We keep a database of a wide variety of service providers including support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and many more agencies in South Carolina. 

Call 2-1-1 anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to link to vital services. You can also call 2-1-1 toll free at 1-866-892-9211. This free service is available in multiple languages. 

If you are an agency who can help those affected by Hurricane Matthew, be sure to register with South Carolina 2-1-1 by visiting You may also reach out to United Way of Horry County for assistance with this registration.

If you are interested in volunteering to aid in Hurricane Matthew recovery, please visit getconnected to register yourself or your group and to get the most up-to-date information on where your help is most needed. If you would like to give specifically for Hurricane Matthew recovery, please visit and designate that you would like your gift to go directly to Horry County victims’ needs. As always, you can give to United Way of Horry County directly by visiting and your donation will go to long term, ongoing programs and projects that will help those affected both now and in the future. Either way, 100% of all donations will go to Horry County needs. 
United Way of Horry County improves lives by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: Health, Education & Financial Stability. Through partners and programs, we work to find solutions that create lasting change within the community.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Meredith Millen at 843-347-5195 or email