HURRICANE FLORENCE-SOUTH CAROLINA DISASTER RELIEF NEEDS YOU
Around September 17, 2018, Hurricane Florence impacted the state of South Carolina. South Carolina received tremendous wind damage and storm surge along the coast and some inland areas.
Hurricane Florence, much like Hurricane Harvey that hit Houston, TX last year, did not move on as hurricanes traditionally do but instead lingered over North and South Carolina as it moved inland.
The torrential rains that followed, caused massive flooding and thousands of people to be evacuated. To complicate things even further, the flooding that occurred in North Carolina from its rivers and other tributaries are now adding to the rising waters and continued flooding and evacuations in South Carolina.
Many of these waters from North Carolina and South Carolina contain pollutants from hog farms, chicken farms, herbicides, pesticides, storm water, and waste water.
In rural areas where many low-income and people of color reside, flooded wells are also contaminated from which many residents get their drinking water.
Kingdom Living Temple with a long history of working with environmental and climate issues, is responding to the great need for disaster relief in South Carolina. We have established an intake center, which is collecting information regarding the areas most impacted by flooding as well as the homes that are in need of repair.
We have also established distribution centers for donations of food, clothing, water, cleaning supplies (gallons of unscented Clorox bleach, ammonia, rubber gloves, and scrub brushes), and volunteers to assist with intake distribution of materials and repairs.
The distribution centers serve Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Marion, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Georgetown, and Horry counties. Donations of food, clothing, water, and other supplies can be made directly to the distribution centers.
For additional distribution centers in Dillon, Georgetown, and Horry counties, you may call (843) 799-0740.
We appreciate your donation and any amount helps. Suggested donations for individuals are $50, $100, and $250+. Suggested donations for Organizations are $500, $1000, $2500+.
Find a Distribution Center
Florence and Darlington Counties Distribution Center :
(serving all counties in the Pee Dee region)
Kingdom Living Temple Church
705 South Irby Street
Florence S.C. 29501
Contact Rev. Leo. Woodberry or Loretta Slater at (843) 799-0740
We are a non-profit organization and accept donations to support the Justice Tour and New Alpha Community Development Corporation.
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Working Together to Create Change
New Alpha Community Development Corporation works with several partners. Our two main partners are Kingdom Living Temple and he Whitney M. Slater Foundation. Each one of the three organizations work primarily with different issue areas. Even though there are some intersections in the work that we do, so sometimes the organizations will be working on the same issues, programs, projects, and campaigns.
Kingdom Living Temple is a Christian-ecumenical, and interfaith organization. So the kingdoms work is primarily from a religious and spiritual foundation. The Whitney M. Slater Foundation primarily deals with issues around environmental and public health. The foundation of their work is to be both proactive and reactive whenever water, air, or land quality issues impact the health of people in our communities. New Alpha Community Development Corporation works with community economic development, environmental justice, and energy. New Alpha CDC constituency is primarily low- and middle-income communities. We address issues of poverty and income inequality by building assets to create wealth in our communities.
By partnering together, these three organizations meet all the needs of people in our communities from a spiritual, mental, and physical perspective. We believe that this approach allows the greatest diversity of people to connect with our work and to build better communities and a better world. Please feel free to access all three portions of this website and to become a partner in the work that we do.
What We’re Doing
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