A new initiative, Partners Helping Partners, has been launched by the Columbia Chamber in Columbia, South Carolina, in an effort to assist those negatively impacted by the heavy rains and massive flooding that hit the area in early October.
"The rising water has taken the lives, homes or businesses of hundreds throughout our community," Columbia Chamber President and CEO Carl Blackstone said. "The support and efforts made by those inside, and outside, our state these past few days has been uplifting."
Business owners seeking assistance should visit www.columbiachamber.com to fill out an application as well as to view a list of resources, including those from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, that are available to them.
"The Columbia Chamber asks for your support and patience as city and county officials work tirelessly to eliminate the issues caused by severe damage from the floods," Blackstone said. "The City of Columbia is working around the clock to repair the damage to our water system at the canal."