South Carolina fund established to help flooding victims

The One SC Fund, an initiative to raise funds ro assist individuals and families negatively impacted by the torrential rains and subsequent flooding that hit the Palmetto State in early October, was announced earlier this week by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

“When government is done, we have to keep going, and so we started a One South Carolina fund ... to allow us to complete the work the government can’t do,” Haley said. “We are asking the people of South Carolina to step up today. We’re asking the people of the country to step up today. We’re saying if you were blessed and did not have damage with your home, if you were blessed and you had insurance, if you were blessed and you’re able to get back into a safe place, pay it forward.”

South Carolinians across the state were impacted by the flooding.

One SC Fund’s advisory committee includes former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley; Tajh Boyd, former starting quarterback for Clemson University; Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show on CBS; Jay Hass, PGA golfer currently playing on the Champions Tour; Marcus Lattimore, former starting running back for the University of South Carolina; Edwin McCain, recording artist; Bob McNair, founder, chairman and CEO of the Houston Texans; Craig Melvin, MSNBC Anchor and NBC news correspondent; Chris Randolph, partner at South Street Partners; Jerry Richardson, founder and owner of the Carolina Panthers; Joe Riley, Mayor of Charleston for 40 years, Darius Rucker, Grammy award-winning recording artist; Steve Spurrier, former head football coach at the University of South Carolina; Dawn Staley, head women’s basketball coach at the University of South Carolina; Dabo Swinney, head football coach at Clemson University; and Anita Zucker, CEO of The InterTech Group.

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